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Yoga benefits vs Exercise benefits
Introduction
Concept of Health
Yoga for Health & Happiness
Physiological Benefits
Psychological Benefits
Bio-Chemical Benefits
Yoga Benefits vs. Exercise Benefits
Yoga Therapy
Yoga Benefits
  • Parasympathetic nervous system dominates


  • Sub cortical regions of brain dominate
  • Slow dynamic and static movements


  • Normalization of muscle tone


  • Low risk of injuring muscles and ligaments


  • Low caloric consumption


  • Effort is minimized, relaxed


  • Energizing (breathing is natural or controlled)


  • Balanced activity of opposing muscle groups


  • Noncompetitive, process-oriented


  • Awareness is internal (focus is on breath and the infinite)


  • Limitless possibilities for growth in self-awareness
Exercise Benefits
  • Sympathetic Nervous System dominates


  • Cortical regions of brain dominate


  • Rapid forceful movements


  • Increased muscle tension


  • Higher risk of injury


  • Moderate to high caloric consumption


  • Effort is maximized


  • Fatiguing (breathing is taxed)


  • Imbalance activity of opposing groups


  • Competitive, goal-oriented


  • Awareness is external (focus is on reaching the toes, reaching the finish line, etc.)


  • Boredom factor

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