What yoga does to your body and brain – Krishna Sudhir

Explore the ancient tradition of yoga, and discover how its blend of physical and mental exercise impacts your health. — There are many different approaches to …


  1. I’ve loved yoga during lockdown. I’d add a note of caution to regular gymgoers or lifters though, which is that (depending on the routine of course), yoga does provide strength training and if you mix that with your existing resistance training during the week you might risk overtraining. It’s quite hard to get in your rest days when you train your arms or legs or whatever and then the next day, and perhaps the day after that, use those same muscles in yoga too. I don’t know if other people have an effective way around this maybe? Would be useful to know if so. I’m definitely working through the DOMS for my legs, and have noticed my wrists giving me “feedback” too, meaning I’m risking straining them.

  2. Since the effects on mental health are hard to demonstrate and physical benefits are limited isn't it better to train and stretch regularly (with all the certain benefits they bring) rather then doing yoga?

  3. How come no one ever talks about Boho Beautiful yoga? High quality videos and gorgeous scenery for the majority of them. I skip around to others to mix it up but she is by far my absolute favorite!!!

  4. Like many others here I began taking meditation and yoga seriously during the quarantine. As I practiced every day I got better at controlling my mind, delving deeper into my consciousness unlocked some kind of blissful state of calm. What I observed was an astonishing decrease in my anxiety and depression, it was miraculous. I can now control negative thoughts with ease and bring myself back into the present moment. I can't encourage you enough to give it a try and stick with it!!

  5. Lol "it's difficult to determine which component is producing a specific health benefit". I mean, yeah isn't that kind of the point? Maybe it's all of those aspects interacting together which makes yoga so powerful for health. It's kind of a holistic practice by design, isn't it?

  6. Yoga is a science given by lord shiva the god of destruction to enhancing and master physical existence and experience the cosmos within the self which leads to self realization and enlightenment

  7. It's sad that there's no stronger research related to the psychological benefits because several people I know have improved they mental health with regular practice. This is not to say that it is a replacement for professional therapy BUT it's a good addition for the well being.

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