On this International Yoga Day, Ministry of Ayush is enthusiastically promoting Yoga among people. If you’re still wondering what this hype is all about, then let’s wake you up from your slumber for good. Yoga is a holistic wellness technique. There is no disease which can’t be cured with the help of Yoga, except the death itself. So here are 10 such health benefits of yoga which will make you jump on your yoga mat.

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1. It Helps in Weight Loss
No need to sweat yourself out for weight loss when you can make that happen with certain asanas. Surya namaskar and Kapal Bhati Pranayama are known to be helpful in weight loss. Regular practice of yoga helps to keep your appetite under control.

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2. It Relieves Stress
There is no single person in the world who’s not stressed out these days. Yoga postures like pranayama and meditation help in effective reduction of stress. In this rush of metro life, yoga provides the much-needed tranquillity to our mind.

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3. It Boosts Immunity
Certain yoga poses massage our organs and strengthens the muscles. This improves the efficiency of our vital organs. Halasana and Bhujangasana improve the immune system by boosting the secretion of white blood cells.

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4. Causes Better Sleep
If you’re suffering from insomnia or abnormal sleeping habits, then yoga has the solution for your problem. Practice hastapadasana which boosts the blood flow to the nervous system and marjariasana which massage the digestive organs and improves digestion.

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5. Improves Your Posture
Yoga asanas tone your muscles and make them stronger. This improves your body posture while you sit, stand or sleep.

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6. Relieves Joint Pains
Yoga asana like Balasana cures the neck, back and hip pain, which is common to occur in this tech-driven life.

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7. Regulates Menstrual Cycle in Women
If you suffer from painful periods, then instead of popping the pills, practice yoga. Sukhasana is one such asana which helps to relieve menstrual pain. Other poses also ease cramps and mood swings.

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8. It Fights Lifestyle Disorders
Lifestyle related disorders like hypertension, hormonal imbalance, and respiratory disorders can be treated with the help of yoga. Regular yoga sessions can keep these menaces at a

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9. Fights With the Effects of Ageing
As yoga improves blood flow in your body and increases oxygen supply, it reduces the effects of ageing which can be seen in the form of memory loss, mood swings, loss of balance,

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10. It Boosts Respiratory Health
If you’re suffering from any respiratory disease, then yoga can be beneficial for you. Various asanas promote breathing through the nose and filter the air that enters our

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