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Yoga Health Benefits - BEYOND - the mat

So many posts explain the benefits of certain poses. But did you ever think about the benefits that doing yoga in general can bring?

Here are 5 benefits that you will notice while not being on the mat:

1. Better Body Image

Focusing inward during yoga helps you be more satisfied with your body and less critical.

2. Mindful Eating

Being more aware of how your body feels carries over to mealtimes as you savor each bite or sip and notice how food smells, tastes, and feels in your mouth.

3. Heart Benefits

Yoga can help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar, all of which are good for your heart and blood vessels.

4. Weight Control

Mindfulness developed through yoga can make you more sensitive to cues of hunger and fullness, which help you develop a more positive relationship to food.

5. Overall Fitness

Practicing yoga a couple times a week increases muscle strength and flexibility, boosts endurance, and tunes up your heart, lungs, and blood vessels.

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