7.) Increases Your Blood Flow
Yoga gets your blood flowing. Also the relaxation exercises you learn in yoga can help your circulation - especially in your hands and feet. Yoga brings more oxygen to your cells which function better as a result. Twisting poses are designed to allow oxygenated blood to flow in once the twist is released. Inverted poses encourage blood flowing from legs and pelvis back to your heart where this can be pumped to the lungs to be freshly oxygenated. This can ask help if you have swelling in your legs from heart or kidney problems. Yoga also boosts levels of haemoglobin and red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the tissues. Yoga thins the blood by making platelets less sticky and by cutting the level of clot-promoting proteins in the blood, which can lead to a decrease in heart attacks and strokes since blood clots are often the cause.