Yoga is ‘science’ as well as the ‘art of living’ for a healthy, happy and prosperous life, thus its effects are mostly internal. Regular practice of yoga develops and purifies body and mind to its optimal level. It develops proper functioning of glands in a balanced form. It develops ability to control our sense organs to function properly. It relaxes our stresses and tensions to lead a peaceful life. It cures many chronic diseases to benefit health of the individual. The effects are as under:
Yoga helps in maintaining and improving health by making our muscles strong and regulating other systems of the body such as respiratory, excretory, circulatory, nervous and glandular systems. It increases the efficiency of these systems in our body and thus improves health.
Improves Cardiovascular System
Yoga asanas and pranayams improves the efficiency of cardiovascular system, thus endurance is highly developed with sufficient level of strength ability. It strengthens respiratory muscles as other organs to optimum level.
Reduces Mental Tension
Yoga can help in reducing the tension. It is a well-known fact that most of the person remain under stress and tension. They do not get piece anywhere. They feel upset and disturbed in the present day life. They think that money can ring happiness and peace in their life but it further intensifies their stress and tension. Pratyahar, Dharana, and Dhyan play a vital role for getting piece of mind. Makarasana, Shavasana, Shalabhana, Suptasana, and Bhujangasana are beneficial for realizing stress and tension.
Beautification of Body
Everyone in this “world” wants to have a beautiful body, because it is appreciated by everyone and in every society. Nowadays obesity is common. Everybody wants to be slim, because overweight people do not feel comfortable in any society. Various yogic asana are the best to get rid of this problem. Yogasanas make the body strong and perfect. Mayurasana is helpful for facial beauty.
Internal organs of our body can be cleansed by various yogic exercises. Basically there are three substances in our body, i.e., vaat, pin and kaph. If there is proper balance of these substances in our body, we may remain healthy. Neti, Dhoti, Nauli, Basti, Kapalbhati, Tartak, etc. are such yogic exercises or Shatkarmas which keeps the internal organs; we should perform these yogic exercises regularly.
Away From Cardiac Problems
Yoga practice cures and improves the efficiency of heart.it keeps us away from cardiac problems. Heart and abdominal viscera get gentle massage by asanas and pranayams.
Proper Functioning Of Digestive Organs
Yogasanas, pranayams and its kriyas improves the efficiency of digestive organs. The digestive glands function properly. Moreover, it develops high level of immunity.
Rest and relaxation are essential for removing fatigue. When we indulge in any physical or mental work, after some time we feel fatigue. At this junction we cannot do further work. So we need relaxation. Shavasana and Makarasna are really very beneficial for relaxation.
Flexibility is very significant for every person. It makes the movements of body efficient and graceful. It is also helpful in preventing sports injury. Various yogasanas increase the flexibility of body. Chakrasana, Dhanurasana, Halaasana and Shalabhasana are beneficial for increasing flexibility. Muscles also become flexible by performing these asanas.
Obesity is worldwide problem. Obese people fall prey to various diseases. Yogic exercises can help in reducing obesity. For example pranayama and yogic asana especially meditative asanas reduce the obesity. Research studies have shown that obesity is also cause by mental tension and stress. So by reducing mental tension through meditative asanas obesity can be reduced.