How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin


Improved Brain Function.  Just 20 minutes of Hatha yoga — an ancient form of the practice that emphasizes physical postures rather than flow or sequences — can improve cognitive function, boosting focus and working memory. In a University of Illinois study, participants performed significantly better on tests of brain functioning after yoga, as compared to their performance after 20 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise. Lower Stress Levels.  Yoga’s stress-busting powers may come from its ability to lessen the activity of…

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