11 Health Benefits of Yoga

Manoj Bahuguna

August 3, 2023

The benefits of yoga go far beyond improving flexibility. A strong and flexible body, peace of mind, good health, even weight loss. It sure pays to hit the mat and benefits of yoga are immense.

Recent research shows that far from being a simple system, the complexity of yoga and its many asanas can keep us away from major health ailments and issues.

Here are 11 Health Benefits of Yoga

1. Improve cardiovascular health

Regular yoga therapy induces relaxation in the blood vessels, reduces blood pressure, and increases blood flow to the heart muscle.

2. Cut cancer risk

If there’s a history of cancer in the family, join a yoga class. This may prevent the genetic mutation from expressing.

3. Control of diabetes

prevent diabetes

Yoga is supposed to increase Agni, the digestive fire. It helps improve digestion, which in turn improves blood sugar levels.

4. Reduce neck and low-back pain

Regularly practicing good postures can straighten your slouch and may help curb chronic neck and low-back pain.

5. Reduce stress

Recent research has linked yoga to lowering levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, especially in women at risk for mental health problems.

6. Lessen depression


A recent study showed that women with postpartum depression saw a significant improvement after eight weeks of yoga.

7. Sharpen the brain

 Focused breath means maximizing oxygenation, and movement increases blood flow to the brain and body. Sharp brains, for sure.

8. Reduce PMS

Researchers have found that women who practiced yoga during a few days of their menstrual cycle were more relaxed and peaceful.

9. Improve intuition

Yoga and meditation help improve and hone intuitive ability. You begin to realize what needs to be done, when, and how, for positive results.

10. Increase energy

A few minutes of yoga can leave you fresh, recharged, and energetic even after a long day.

11. Improves immunity

Boosts immunity

The many asanas strengthen muscle while breathing techniques and meditation help release stress and improve immunity.

12. Lengthen lifespan and youth

A yoga-based lifestyle can help erase some signs of aging. It is also known to prevent several lifestyle-related diseases caused by oxidative stress and inflammation.

Apart from these benefits of yoga, yoga leaves you feeling really good. Isn’t it time you signed up for a session?

About the Author

Manoj Kumar Bahaguna did his Master's in Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences from Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. An expert in Yoga for Weight Loss and Therapeutic Yoga, Manoj served simultaneously at Mental Health Institute of Dehradun and District Hospital, Dehradun, for 6 years. As a freelancer in Rishikesh, he conducted Yoga classes for anybody that was willing to learn. Continuing to follow his passion for the discipline, Manoj currently serves as a Yoga Subject Matter Expert at HealthifyMe.

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18 responses to “11 Health Benefits of Yoga”

  1. Great piece of writing with immensely informative contents! I really liked the writing style and the whole process of the story building. Waiting for more posts! Cheers!!

  2. I had no idea that you are able to relieve stress with yoga since it can help lower cortisol levels. My wife has been noticing that a lot of people in our neighborhood have started to become stressed about working from their homes, and she would like to become a yoga teacher in order to help people stay energized and stress-free. Maybe she should seek yoga teacher training so that she can get started.

  3. It’s interesting to know that Yoga can help you to reduce the risk of cancer. My husband and I are thinking about how to improve our overall health, and we are looking for advice. I will let him know about your recommendations to understand the benefits of Yoga.

  4. I like how you mentioned that increased blood flow and relaxation in the blood vessels are benefits of yoga. My sister is thinking of looking for yoga classes because she noticed the other day at the gym that she’s getting tired of lifting weights and cycling. It seems like a good idea for my sister to think about her options when choosing a reputable class to help provide a different type of fitness regiment that focuses on flexibility and strengthening her mind.

  5. it’s really well researched blog you have covered all the points about yoga benefits thanks and keep sharing such tips and information.

  6. Nice and very descriptive article on the benefits of yoga. yoga is really very important for good health.

  7. Really informative article! Yoga has numerous benefits. Like you’ve mentioned, yoga is great for mental and cardiovascular health. It can also help maintain blood sugar levels, strengthen the lungs and increase immunity.

  8. Great post! I have myself witnessed a person’s depression reduced by doing Yoga. Yoga helps in great ways. A person should definitely incorporate it in his/her life.

  9. Thanks for sharing the information about the many health benefits of yoga, Your blog very helpful for a lot of people.

  10. i have been doing yoga from past three months.initially i was reluctant doing it but after listening all the good things about it, i started doing head stand in the morning.I used to be for about one to two minutes earlier and now i can do that for about 6 minutes. doing that i can feel lot of difference, it increases blood flow to your head and eyes and now i never miss a day of not doing head stand.

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