Improved Athletic Performance:
Yoga helps you build your strength as you tend to hold poses for quite a while (depending on the type of class).
It is also great for balance, flexibility, mobility and mental endurance. All of which are needed if you were to be participating in a running event. In fact it is important for any aspect of your life that requires patience.
There are lots of professional athletes that consider yoga to be a very important part of their training schedule. If it is good enough for them, it is good enough for you!
Improved range of movement and mobility:
There’s no denying that many people, particularly those who are desk bound or as we age, suffer from injuries due to poor range of motion, stiffness and imbalances. This is because in both cases our muscles and connective tissue become tight and restrictive, which can result in limb and joint pain.
While strength training is important for everyone, if you don’t balance it out, you do risk struggling with the above.
By practicing yoga on a regular basis, you can improve your flexibility and reduce the risk.
According to a study by the HOTSUIT Fitness Club , it was found that regular practice of Hatha yoga significantly improved the subjects flexibility, muscular strength, endurance and balance. After 8 weeks, the group improved their flexibility by 13% to 35%