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5 AMAZING side effects of consistent yoga practice

1. Increase your flexibility.

It starts with touchig your toes but soon you willnotice you are able to do so much more; fastening your safety belt in the car a bit easier, reaching that high cabinet space and a little extra length in your walking stride.

2. Protects your spine.

Your discs crave movement, it is how they receive nutrients. practice asana and keep your discs supple!

3. Builds muscle strength.

Strong, well performing muscles protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain, and help prevent falls in the elderly.

4. Boost your happiness.

At the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson, Ph.D., found that the left prefrontal cortex showed heightened activity in meditators, a finding that has been correlated with greater levels of happiness and better immune function. More dramatic left-sided activation was found in dedicated, long-term practitioners.

5. Improves your sleep.

Savasana, pranayama, and meditation encourage pratyahara, a turning inward of the senses, which provides downtime for the nervous system.