5 Reasons why Yoga is More than a Spiritual Exercise


Yoga is believed to have been practiced by the saints of ancient times, which is why most people believe it to be a spiritual exercise. However, other than being spiritually rejuvenating, Yoga has many physical benefits as well. In this article, we explore the other side of Yoga.

The past decade has seen the rise of Yogic practices among people. Many Yoga enthusiasts in have joined Yoga courses in India, to learn it in a better way and reap benefits from it. However, there are a number of people who still believe the Yoga is nothing but spiritual exercise and thus prefer working out in the gym.

It is true that Yoga also incorporates meditation that helps a person to attain mental relaxation and frees him from stress. This in turn helps the person to stay calm and fills him with positivity. But, thinking that Yoga is just about mental health and peace is a myth. Over the years, people who have practiced Yoga have cited miraculous recovery from diseases and pains without any medical intervention. Time and again, Yoga gurus have stressed on the physical benefits that one can reap from engaging in Yogic exercises.

Take a look at these five reasons that will make you believe that yoga is not just a spiritual exercise but also a physical one.

1. Enhances Flexibility of the Body:


Most Yogasanas require you to twist and turn your body. This might sound a bit difficult and initially you might encounter problems in attaining perfection. But, with time and practice you will be able to do these perfectly. What’s more you will find that your body has become more flexible.

2. Lubricates Joints, Tendons and Ligaments:

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When you engage in various Yogic exercises, your joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments feel the pull. This is true for the exercises which might seem quite easy and less strenuous. This makes your body parts flexible and lubricates the joints. This reduces your chances of injury. Also this ensures that all your joints and muscles work in complete harmony with each other. Thus people who do Yoga do not face age related problems of the joints.

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Shubhi Gupta is a freelance author and writes for a variety of online publications. She actively writes blogs and articles and very fond of writing content on different trendy topicss related to Education, training,resources,health and technology.

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1 year 21 days ago

Hi By Shubhi,

Good to see you here, your post is an educative one i must say, i have never taken thought of this; i think it is all about intense meditational exercises which engages every part/organs of your body.

I have a post on “7 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Headaches” i know it will be helpful to you and your readers.

Thanks for sharing!
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Jasper Whiteside
11 days 9 hours ago

I have been interested in the physical benefits of yoga for a while. Seeing some of the poses and positions makes me think that they would require quite a bit of strength. You mention that people who have practiced yoga have cited recovery from diseases and pains. It’s incredible that that happened!