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What Happens to Your Body When You Do Yoga?

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  • Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that combines postures, breathing techniques and meditative practices to improve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being
  • The physical health benefits of yoga make it a useful workout for athletes like runners and swimmers, since it helps improve athletic performance and prevent injuries
  • While yoga is generally beneficial to many people, you should consult a professional trainer before including it in your routine

Yoga may seem like a hip and modern fitness routine, but it's actually an ancient mind and body practice that was developed in India more than 5,000 years ago. Its positive effects encompass your physical, mental and emotional health. So whether you're looking to shed a few pounds or you simply want to alleviate your stress, this meditative activity can surely benefit your health.


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