[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”11″ img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Benefits of Yoga” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][vc_column_text]Increased Flexibility
A recent Colorado State University study found that Bikram yoga – a form of yoga in which a series of 26 postures are performed for 90 minutes in a heated room – is linked with increased shoulder, lower back and hamstring flexibility, as well as greater deadlift strength and decreased body fat, compared with a control group.
Lower Blood Pressure
People with mild to moderate hypertension might benefit from a yoga practice, as a study from University of Pennsylvania researchers found that it could help to lower their blood pressure levels. Researchers found that people who practiced yoga had greater drops in blood pressure compared with those who participated in a walking/nutrition/weight counseling program.
Improved Lung Capacity
A small 2000 Ball State University study found that practicing Hatha yoga for 15 weeks could significantly increase vital lung capacity, which is the maximum amount of air exhaled after taking a deep breath. Vital lung capacity is one of the components of lung capacity.
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