7 Things You Didn't Know Yoga Could Do for Your Body

You are here

7 Things You Didn't Know Yoga Could Do for Your Body

From better bowel movements to steamier sex, here are seven reasons why you need to make yoga a habit.

“One of the biggest benefits of yoga is that it can activate the parasympathetic nervous system," notes Gilbreath. This offsets the fight-or-flight responses associated with the sympathetic nervous system. "Yoga also helps to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Most people have too much stress in their lives and thus too much cortisol in their bodies. Excess cortisol can suppress thyroid function, decrease muscle tissue, increase blood pressure, lower immunity, and increase inflammatory responses." So by practicing yoga, you help counteract those effects.

The 14 Best Things You Can Do For Your Body>>>

Topics: 

Want more Men's Fitness?

Sign Up for our newsletters now.

more galleries

  • Get Away
    8 vacations that will seriously spice up your sex life.
  • Met Gala Girls
    Photos of 40 gorgeous ladies from last night's event.
  • 25 Easy Recipes
    Healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts to try.
  • Natural Supps
    4 alternatives to your typical chews, goos, and powders.