How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin (INFOGRAPHIC)
The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to the 2012 Yoga in America study, with practitioners spending more than $10 billion a year on yoga-related products and classes. The mind-body practice is frequently touted for its ability to reduce stress and boost well-being, but it also offers wide-ranging physical health benefits that rival other forms of exercise. Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post Copy the code below to embed this infographic on your site: After Class. Improved Brain Function. Lower Stress Levels. Alter Gene Expression. Increased Flexibility. After A Few Months. Lower Blood Pressure. Improved Lung Capacity. Improved Sexual Function. Reduced Chronic Neck Pain. Anxiety Relief. Relief from Chronic Back Pain. Steady Blood Sugar Levels in People with Diabetes. Improved Sense of Balance. After Years. Stronger Bones. Healthy Weight.
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