THE 

EFFECTS

OF YOGA THERAPY

THE 

EFFECTS

OF YOGA THERAPY

SCIENCE SHOWS US MANY GREAT WAYS IN WHICH YOGA THERAPY HAS BEEN ABLE TO IMPACT HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

The effects of Yoga Therapy are far-reaching. They apply to the entire physical body as well as to our emotions and state of mind. Some of these benefits may occur already after short periods of time or even immediately, others need tailormade and consistent practice.

 

Here we are mentioning a few benefits that have been scientifically researched and compiled by the ‘International Association of Yoga Therapists’.

 

For a more comprehensive list please visit: iayt.org

PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS

                  

  • Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium, with a tendency toward parasympathetic nervous system dominance rather than the usual stress-induced sympathetic nervous system dominance 

  • Pulse rate decreases 

  • Respiratory rate decreases 

  • Blood pressure decreases

  • Cardiovascular efficiency increases

  • Respiratory efficiency increases 

  • Gastrointestinal function normalizes 

  • Endocrine function normalizes     

  • Excretory functions improve 

  • Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increase 

  • Posture improves 

  • Strength and resiliency increase 

  • Endurance increases     

  • Energy level increases 

  • Weight normalises 

  • Sleep improves 

  • Immunity increases 

  • Pain decreases                                     

   

PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS

                        

  • Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase 

  • Mood improves and subjective well-being increases 

  • Self-acceptance and self-actualisation increase 

  • Social adjustment increases 

  • Anxiety and depression decrease 

  • Hostility decreases

 

Cognitive function improves:     

  1. Attention improves 

  2. Concentration improves 

  3. Memory improves

  4. Learning efficiency improves  

                               

Biochemical Effects                                                

  • The biochemical profile improves, indicating an antistress and antioxidant effect, important in the prevention of degenerative diseases

  • Glucose decreases 

  • Sodium decreases 

  • Total cholesterol decreases 

  • Stress hormones decrease

  • Hemoglobin increases

  • Thyroxine increases 

  • Vitamin C increases 

  • Ocytocine increases

  • Oxygen levels in the brain increase

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