The Health Benefits of Yoga: Psychological Benefits

How good is your knowledge about yoga after your read our previous article on health benefits of yoga? Are you ready to learn about the next health benefits of yoga, especially the psychological benefits?

For thousands of years, yogis (yoga practitioners) exercise yoga in similar ways, take a deep and controlled breath, relax and perform specific posture. During the exercise, tension and stress melt from the body and mind. Is this health benefits can be proven through scientific study?

As a matter of fact, cutting-edge scientific study proves that yoga practitioners have more disease fighting genes compared to those of non-practitioners.

In Harvard Medical School, researchers discovered that yogis who practice yoga regularly will have far more active disease fighting genes in the long term than those of non-practitioners.

After you read this fact, is your interest about yoga getting deeper?

If you answered yes, you may read about the psychological benefits of yoga inside this article.

Psychological Health Benefits of Yoga

  • Increases your social adjustment
  • Increases your self-acceptance
  • Increases your self-actualization
  • Increases your well-being
  • Increases your kinesthetic and somatic awareness
  • Improves your mood
  • Decreases your hostility
  • Decreases your anxiety
  • Decreases your stress and depression

Yoga also improves your psychomotor functions.

The benefits to your psychomotor functions are as follows:
  • Improves your balance
  • Improves your body parts comprehensively
  • Improves your depth perception
  • Improves your steadiness
  • Improves your reaction time
  • Improves your eye-hand coordination
  • Improves your dexterity and fine skills
  • Increases your grip strength
The health benefits of yoga to your cognitive functions are as follows:
  • Improves your learning efficiency
  • Improves your memory
  • Improves your concentration
  • Improves your attention
  • Improves your flicker fusion frequency
  • Improves your depth perception
  • Improves your symbol coding

In the next article, we will give you information about biochemical effects of practicing yoga.

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