What is remarkable about yoga is that it interacts with all of the organ systems in our body. It creates flexibility and mobility by improving breathing, stamina, circulation, nerve and gland efficiency. Yoga also increases energy levels to support all our organ systems.
The skeletal system: Used to its full extent daily. By moving all of the joints in the body on a regular basis they remain as open and flexible as possible. Disorders in the body such as osteoporosis, scoliosis, spinal pain and arthritis are all improved in measurable degrees through the practice of yoga.
The muscular system: Yoga releases tension, making the muscles more efficient and keeping the body toned. Working with the muscle body is beneficial for everyone, especially those with multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia
The circulatory system: Allows an increased amount of blood flow to the different areas of the body. This increased blood flow equals improved tissue nourishment and therefore improved function of all of the systems of the body ranging from muscles to sensory organs, such as the ears and eyes.
The nervous system: Keeps the spine flexible. This flexibility keeps the nerves uninterrupted and free from impingement, allowing proper functioning. When done correctly, yoga postures open and strengthen the spine.
The digestive system: Spinal twists, forward folds and back bends all assist in keeping the digestive track happy and healthy. Practices such as abdominal pumping and diaphragmatic breathing also aid the digestive process.
The respiratory system: Increases oxygen capacity in the lungs by teaching us how to combine movement and breath, which in turn helps to free up the diaphragm and strengthen the respiratory system. Proper use of the diaphragm calms the nervous system, increasing the feeling of overall well-being.