How Yoga Transforms Your Body; How Yoga Transforms Lives

yoga infographic

The above infographic by Huffington Post is a beautiful illustration of the benefits of yoga – from one class to a practice of years.

After Class:

  • Improved Brain Function.
  • Lower Stress Levels.
  • Alter Gene Expression.
  • Increased Flexibility.

After A Few Months:

  • Lower Blood Pressure.
  • Improved Lung Capacity
  • Improved Sexual Function.
  • Reduced Chronic Neck Pain.
  • Anxiety Relief.
  • Relief from Chronic Back Pain.
  • Steady Blood Sugar Levels in People With Diabetes.
  • Improved Sense of Balance.

After Years:

  • Stronger Bones.
  • Healthy Weight.
  • Lower Risk of Heart Disease.

See the article for citations and details on benefits.

As fantastic as those transformations are, they are hollow statistics in comparison to the real stories featured in Urban Yogi’s: Stories of Transforming Lives.  The below trailer for the series has been circulating on Facebook thanks to UpWorthy among others.

Warning: Their stories are captivating; You may find yourself watching more than one episode.