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71 Medical Benefits Of Yoga

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    Medical benefits of yoga includes :

    Physiological Benefits of Yoga



    1- Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium

    2- Pulse rate decreases

    3- Respiratory rate decreases

    4- Blood Pressure decreases (of special significance for hyporeactors)

    5- Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) increases

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

    7- EMG activity decreases

    8- Cardiovascular efficiency increases

    9- Respiratory efficiency increases

    10- Gastrointestinal function normalizes

    11- Endocrine function normalizes

    12- Excretory functions improve

    13- Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increase

    14- Breath-holding time increases

    15- Joint range of motion increase

    16- Grip strength increases

    17- Eye-hand coordination improves

    18- Dexterity skills improve

    19- Reaction time improves

    20- Posture improves

    21- Strength and resiliency increase

    22- Endurance increases

    23- Energy level increases

    24- Weight normalizes

    25- Sleep improves

    26- Immunity increases

    27- Pain decreases

    28- Steadiness improves

    29- Depth perception improves

    30- Balance improves

    31- Integrated functioning of body parts improves



    Psychological Benefits of Yoga


    1- Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase

    2- Mood improves and subjective well-being increases

    3- Self-acceptance and self-actualization increase

    4- Social adjustment increases

    5- Anxiety and Depression decrease

    6- Hostility decreases

    7- Concentration improves

    8- Memory improves

    9- Attention improves

    10- Learning efficiency improves

    11- Mood improves

    12- Self-actualization increase

    13- Social skills increases

    14- Well-being increases

    15- Somatic and kinesthetic awareness increase

    16- Self-acceptance increase

    17- Attention improves

    18- Concentration improves

    19- Memory improves

    20- Learning efficiency improves

    21- Symbol coding improves

    22- Depth perception improves

    23- Flicker fusion frequency improves



    Biochemical Benefits of Yoga


    1- Glucose decreases

    2- Sodium decreases

    3- Total cholesterol decreases

    4-Triglycerides decrease

    5- HDL cholesterol increases

    6- LDL cholesterol decreases

    7- VLDL cholesterol decreases

    8- Cholinesterase increases

    9- Catecholamines decrease

    10- ATPase increases

    11- Hematocrit increases

    12- Hemoglobin increases

    13- Lymphocyte count increases

    14- Total white blood cell count decreases

    15- Thyroxin increases

    16- Vitamin C increases

    17- Total serum protein increases

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