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Basic Yoga Moves to Improve Balance, Mood and Flexibility

Basic Yoga Pose

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  • Yoga poses an interesting approach to health because it encompasses both your mind and body, which has the potential to change your health for the better
  • Regular practice of yoga can bring on improvements after only eight weeks and may even protect your brain from shrinking as you age
  • Yoga has been shown to significantly improve body mass index and body weight, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, triglycerides and heart rate
  • Simple yoga stances (asanas), which include crucial breathing exercises, can be completed in two minutes every day for mind-body benefits like improved balance, mood and flexibility

By Dr. Mercola

Yoga postures may not be something you've thought about for the purposes of improving your overall health and wellness. But research shows that even a daily, two-minute routine can strengthen core muscles throughout your body.


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