Physical benefits of yoga

in class this morning we are learning about the benefits of yoga.
Heres a few of the physical benefits I found when researching it online.

•Increased flexibility

•Increased muscle strength and tone

•Improved respiration, energy and vitality

•Maintaining a balanced metabolism

•Weight reduction

•Cardio and circulatory health

•Improved athletic performance

•Protection from injury

I think I’d like to try yoga. I’ve said for a long time that I would.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

2 thoughts on “Physical benefits of yoga”

  1. Yoga is great, but it’s important to find the right teacher especially when you have a trauma history. Various things about it can be quite triggering, such as particular poses, being touched to have your position adjusted, use of particular phrases by the teacher, attempting to relax in the yoga nidra bit they often have at the end. It can sometimes bring up a lot of strong emotions and you start crying. I have a friend who is a yoga teacher and she says the emotional stuff is pretty common even in people with no trauma history. If you have a good teacher you can chat to them privately beforehand and discuss any worries and arrange a way of signalling that you’re not ok and need a break.


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