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Meditation Monday: The Benefits of Yoga with 30 Minute Restorative Yoga and Meditation video

Benefits of yoga, with a 30 minute yoga and meditation video

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Two women practicing yoga

Each Monday, I will be featuring a new meditation video. Today, I decided to combine the benefits of yoga and meditation.

I found an article by the American Osteopathic Association, that discusses the benefits of yoga. According to the article, there are many benefits to yoga, including:

  • Increased flexibility

  • Increased muscle strength and tone

  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality

  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism

  • Weight reduction

  • Cardio and circulatory health

  • Improved athletic performance

  • Protection from injury

As healthy as yoga is on a physical level, it’s the mental benefits that are most outstanding.  Here is a quote from the article regarding mental benefits of yoga:

“Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,” says Dr. Nevins. Body- and self-awareness are particularly beneficial, she adds, “because they can help with early detection of physical problems and allow for early preventive action.”

For more information regarding the benefits of yoga, take a look at this article: Source: The Benefits of Yoga. I have also gathered a short list of other great articles regarding the benefits of yoga:

Here is a video from Yoga by Candace, which combines yoga and meditation into one 30 minute session.

About Tamara Hoerner (1303 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

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