The benefits you receive from a regular, devoted yoga practice will vary depending on who you are, your health history, what you put into your practice, and what you may be struggling with physically or mentally.
The most frequently reporting benefits include the following:
1- Escalation in energy and metabolism
2- Weight loss and increase in muscle tone
3- Increase in balance, strength and flexibility
4- Reduction in heart and respiratory rates
5- Decrease in blood pressure
6- Improved functioning of the internal organs
7- Reduction of insomnia and depression
8- Strengthening of the immune system
9- Alleviation of symptoms of chronic disease and energy
10- Reduction in stress; less reactive in stressful situations
11- Rejuvenated sense of calm and well being
12- An inspired positive outlook on life
As with anything, the amount of effort and focus you put into something is directly proportionate to the results you will achieve.
Try your best. Your postures do not have to be ‘perfect’ in order to do yoga. It’s called yoga practice for a reason. All we can ask ourselves is to try the right way with our best effort. The benefits will follow!