If you ask a passionate yoga practitioner, some of the benefits of yoga, he/she may tell you they sleep better or getting fewer colds or just feeling more relaxed and at ease. If you’ve ever tried telling a new person about the benefits of yoga, you might find that explanations like “It increases the flow of prana” or “It brings energy up your spine” may fall on deaf or skeptical ears.
Researchers Are Catching On to Yoga’s Benefits
As it happens, Western science is starting to provide some concrete clues as to how yoga works to improve health, heal aches and pains, and keep sickness at bay. Once you understand them, you’ll have even more motivation to step onto your mat, and you probably won’t feel so tongue-tied the next time someone wants Western proof.