What are the Benefits of Yoga?

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This week on WellCast, we’re going to introduce you to Yoga and go into an exercise that will have you focus on deep breathing and gentle stretching. We’ll also show you why even just a few minutes of yoga a week will make you more mentally alert, happier and healthier. Ready?

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  1. I've been doing yoga for over two years now. And it definitely keeps my depression at bay. But not only that. I've lost 50 pounds and I've built a lot strength and even sculpted my muscles.

    I'm 43 years old. I RARELY have any back aches. And I can even run circles around younger men I know now.

    Although it has made me more flexible. But it hasn't been until recently that I'm focusing more on increasing my flexibility.

    My point is you don't have to bend like a pretzel. And the other benefits may surprise you.

    I plan to do yoga til I die.

  2. Lovely! I love short yoga cartoons! I got familiar with yoga nearly 10 years ago fro the first time in my life and it end up being a yoga teacher. ) Love this journey )

  3. There are so many benefits to yoga, and I think it's okay that the physical side brings people to it first to explore. That's how I started and a few years later learned about the spiritual side/appreciated the mental components. Everyone's on their own journey!

  4. I do a lot of meditative yoga (pranayama and Yin). It's a great tool for people who want to meditate but can't seem to calm their minds, or stay still for long periods of time. It's a way to move and meditate at the same time.

  5. Pranayama means “breath control”, not gentle stretching. Yoga has 8 limbs or parts, and what we often call yoga is just one of those limbs called asana (poses). As soon as you begin to move the body, even if it’s a gentle stretch, that is usually more of an asana than a pranayama technique. The other limbs or components of yoga are the yamas (5 behaviors to avoid), the niyamas (5 behaviors to do), and the last four are stages of meditation (withdrawal of senses, one-pointed focus, meditation, and oneness with all).

  6. It has been 5 yrs since they published this video and I still find it helpful till these day in 2018 :> I love yoga so much because it help me get rid of my stress, my feelings does feel feel better after I do yoga, it's like Im in heaven lol. It seem like many people like Yoga With Adrienne, I do watch her video once but I dont really feel the connection, it does makes me realxed but not as happy as Beautiful Boho since she always do her yoga in the nature which also makes me feel like Im connected with the nature out there too 😂

  7. SURE yoga is good for health. And mental health. And happiness. However pranayama really isn’t just breathing; cannot be done standing; and isn’t done with moving the body. Trying to recall where is the sutras, Gita, Vedas or upanishads agree with this video????

  8. This is a great explanation of yoga! Thank you wellcast for this post! I'm going to share on my yoga channel! Audrey's Yoga. Those interested in yoga videos that are free and online, check it out!

  9. ' सत्यम, शिवम और सुंदरम' – जो सत्य है वह ब्रह्म है- ब्रह्म अर्थात परमात्मा। जो शिव है वह परम शुभ और पवित्र है और जो सुंदरम है वही प्रकृति है। अर्थात परमात्मा, शिव और पार्वती के अलावा कुछ भी जानने योग्य नहीं है। इन्हें जानना और इन्हीं में लीन हो जाने का मार्ग है- योग।

  10. Been doing yoga 3months – it’s in my life now 😍🧘‍♀️
    Love yoga with Adrienne & Brett Larkin 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️🧘‍♀️
    Currently doing 30 days yoga camp x 😍💪

  11. The thing is, I’ve never been a stressed out person, I’ve always been relaxed, and after I’ve been doing yoga for a few days, it’s just pushing that even further, plus I’ve gained balance. I’m not talking about the spiritual balance, but the “standing on one foot without falling over” kind of balance. Though the other form is slowly coming.
    Combining working out, yoga, and meditation is seriously the golden combo. Physical strength, yoga benefits, and a stable mind. What more could you ask for?

  12. For anyone looking for ACTUAL BEGINNER'S YOGA on Youtube, I'm telling you, Yoga with Adriene is one of the best. A lot of channels say that they have beginner's yoga just to get more views, but Adriene is really good at including people of all levels.

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