Did you know? Surprising health benefits of doing Yoga!


Taking in a full breadth of life… Finding balance and peace within…

Connecting to the majesty of nature is only a glimpse into the majesty and wonders of God.

– Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici  – Riccio


The following facts may be breathtaking and mind-boggling but don’t worry!  Practicing Yoga can be a breath-giving and mind-opening experience.


Did you know that yoga delays aging?

Yoga stimulates your detoxification system.


Did you know that yoga may increase vitamin C levels and reduces toxins in your body?

Specific movements get the lymphatic system flowing and boosts your immune system.


Did you know that yoga improves sleep?

Your body and mind learns how to relax.


Did you know that yoga increases red blood cells?

This improves blood circulation.


Did you know that yoga increases joint lubrication?

Joint range of motion is improved.


Did you know that yoga improves gastrointestinal functions?

Several postures massage internal organs.


Did you know that yoga is believed to improve metabolism?

Certain poses regulate and control hormone secretions.


Did you know that yoga lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and decreases your respiratory rate that improves your lung capacity?

Relaxing, controlled breathing with some movement stimulate the muscles and organs of the abdominal region.


Did you know that yoga improves balance?

Strengthens your core muscles. When one muscle is worked in one direction, it will be worked in the opposite direction for balanced strength.


Did you know that yoga improves depth perception, eye-hand coordination, concentration and dexterity?

Practitioners become more aware of mind-body connection with a faster reaction time.


Finally, did you know that yoga improves coordination, flexibility, strength, endurance and posture?

You probably knew this one! Different parts of the body are challenged to move together efficiently with proper alignment and awareness. Lactic acid build-up may be released as well as stiffness, tension and fatigue. This may be why yoga is frequently used by athletes.


In the above photo, I am doing one of my favorite yoga poses called, Lord of the fishes. Check out my previous post on the health benefits of this yoga pose and more.


Did you know that yoga may help in disease prevention and emotional stability? More about that on my next post. 😉


Take care of your health and your health will take care of you. How do you take care of your health? I would love to hear from you. You can leave a comment right here! 🙂

Be well,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

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  • Information derived from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Sunrise Yoga Workshop.


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