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Why you should take up Yoga
 
Great sages in the past practiced this art and modern day science is slowly realizing the benefits of this art. Yoga does not look as straining as most other modern forms of exercises and is hence looked upon with doubt. However, looks can be deceiving. Yoga is a great form of exercise that has the following benefits. Take a look and see if you've been missing anything.
 
Those who practice yoga experience an increase in energy levels, strength, health and flexibility. These are the physical benefits of yoga. Yoga exercises breath control training and use of yoga body postures all work to activate and balance your energy pathways, giving you the vitality and power you need to maximize your potential. One can also benefit greatly from physical muscular strength but more importantly, yoga develops the strength of your internal physiological systems like Strength of your immune system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system; reproductive system, etc. The power of Yoga to heal ailments and cure diseases is also being recognized. Yoga postures also improve flexibility dramatically. Flexibility is essential for avoiding injuries as well as for the health of the joints, tendons and muscles.
 
Yoga also benefits ones emotional health. Yoga meditations and practice methodology promotes a greater awareness and appreciation of the present moment, which calms the mind and allows the peace deep within to surface. With the maturing of a Yoga practice, the beauty and depth of life become more apparent and the spontaneous joy of existence emerges. Yoga values and philosophy, along with the practice of yoga meditations, dissolves one's ego-centric reality, thus developing other mindedness, thoughtfulness, generosity and compassion. 
 
Mental Health Benefits of Yoga include brain Development, better concentration and awareness. Yoga breathing exercises and yoga meditations develop parts of the brain that are normally dormant. Once these parts are activated the power of intuition, as well as other latent powers are unleashed. In addition as the brain develops so does your intelligence and clarity of thoughts. The requirement of many Yoga meditations to keep the mind focused on a single object or mantra helps to dramatically increase your power of concentration and focused attention. Yoga can simply be called the Science of Awareness. This is its primary purpose. To refine and increase awareness so that you can penetrate the veil of the ordinary dualistic mind and encounter your Divine Nature within.

 
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