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Physiological Benefits of Yoga
Introduction
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Physiological Benefits of Yoga
  • Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium


  • Pulse rate decreases
  • Respiratory rate decreases


  • Blood Pressure decreases (of special significance for hyporeactors)


  • Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) increases


  • EEG - alpha waves increase (theta, delta, and beta waves also increase during various stages of meditation)


  • EMG activity decreases

  • Cardiovascular efficiency increases


  • Respiratory efficiency increases


  • Gastrointestinal function normalizes


  • Endocrine function normalizes


  • Excretory functions improve


  • Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increase


  • Breath-holding time increases


  • Joint range of motion increase


  • Grip strength increases


  • Eye-hand coordination improves


  • Dexterity skills improve


  • Reaction time improves


  • Posture improves


  • Strength and resiliency increase


  • Endurance increases


  • Energy level increases


  • Weight normalizes


  • Sleep improves


  • Immunity increases


  • Pain decreases


  • Steadiness improves


  • Depth perception improves
  • Balance improves


  • Integrated functioning of body parts improves

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