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10 Health Benefits of Practicing Yoga

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2. Stabilize Blood Pressure.

One of the most common metrics in medicine that tells a lot about your health is your blood pressure. Your blood pressure is the amount of force the blood exerts onto the walls of your arteries, which tends to increase as you get older. In addition, blood pressure can be affected by stress, smoking, and health status, all of which can lead to illness. Those who practice yoga, however, are more likely to have lower blood pressures than those who do not, but this can be a subjective finding depending on the individual. Regular yoga practice helps to calm the mind and body and helps you to think and be in the moment. This mindfulness allows the body to rid any excess stress and anxiety that may be causing higher blood pressures, which pays dividends for your health. Consider gentle, calming yoga to help gain this health benefit.