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Life-improving benefits of yoga

Yoga for Pain Relief
Yoga is able to relieve pain of the most extreme kind. This is achieved via yoga’s breathing and stretching techniques that help to regulate the flow of various fluids in the body. This includes blood and lymph that are primarily responsible for transporting essential nutrients and removing toxins. Once the circulatory system gets a boost, the body is able to manage pain in a better way. This means that the intensity of the pain is felt lesser and the inflammation is also reduced. Better circulation means that the body’s ability to self-heal gets a boost.

The life-improving benefits of yoga

You've heard the perks of regularly hitting the mat, yet 70 percent of you still aren't prone to pose, a Self.com poll reveals. Take a closer look at how health and happiness go up with every Downward Dog.

By SELF Magazine.