5 Reasons to Do Yoga

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Hi, I'm Dr. Vonda Wright with a workout that's packed with benefits. I'm talking about yoga. It's no surprise the ancient practice has become a phenomenon in recent years. Here are few reasons yoga makes you look and feel fantastic. It keeps your joints young. Yoga increases your flexibility, and the more flexible your muscles are, the better your range of motion, which means less stress on your joints.

It makes you stronger, some poses force your muscles to lift and hold your body weight and that counts as resistance training. It acts like a happy drug. Yoga boosts your levels of serotonin, dopamine and endorphins, those are three feel good hormones that make you happy and content.

It keeps you slim, one studies found that yogis or people who practice yoga eat more mindfully and are typically thinner than people who don't get on the mat. Finally, yoga restores your balance, it can relax your body and in turn stabilize blood pressure, lower your heart rate and improve your digestion and increase your feelings of calm.

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