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Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

Updated: Jan 12, 2019



Yoga increases your awareness and ability to listen


Yoga has great healing benefits for physical, mental and spiritual health. Yoga and meditation practice sharpen the senses and increase levels of intuition, leading towards a state of living in communication with the wholeness that we really are. Yoga practice will help you listen to your inner body and avoid decisions based merely on intellect. Instead, you will learn to listen to the subtle signs rising from within. This in turn will bring clarity and attentiveness, sensitivity to the signs around you and the ability to tune into the subtleties of life. Other benefits of yoga and meditation include adjusting your focus from the external environment into the internal space, thus widening the perspectives initiated by the internal world. This makes you act in a more present way by controlling the trigger sensitive and reactive mind. When you open up the subtle energy channels, you expand the dominance of the intellect into a dominance of your spirit. In other words, yoga and meditation activate your soul and heart to become your command centres, and all your actions are initiated from a place that is authentic, less reactive, less negative and, most importantly, less harmful for everyone around you. When you live with this kind of integrity you experience fewer negative effects on your own well being and begin to build a platform for gratitude and attitude of love, compassion and kindness.

Yoga and Pranayama give you mental and physical strength

Yoga shapes your body by opening and strengthening it. The connective tissue will become smooth and malleable, and there will be an opportunity for any past, intense experiences to move out from the subconscious knots, counteracting the body’s tendency to store below the surface anything that is too painful. Most human beings do not receive sufficient oxygen to fully infuse their cells and brain, but breathing exercises can increase lung capacity and bring more life to your whole being.


Prana is the link between the astral and the physical bodies. By exercising control over the breath, you can control the subtle prana inside. Pranayama, yoga and meditation practices are also an essential path in spiritual evolution, as we learn to increase Prana, conserve it and channel it for positive and selfless goals.


“The Yogi, using the method of pranayama, is able to absorb the energy from the infinite mass that exists behind, uses this energy for his quick spiritual growth, and within a short time is able to reach the highest perfection.”

-Swami Vishnu-devananda


10 benefits of yoga and meditation

  • Creates balance between body and mind

  • Calms the mind and reduces stress and anxiety

  • Increases happiness

  • Sharpens senses

  • Strengthens and lengthens all muscles

  • Improves posture and balance

  • Increases perseverance

  • Helps boost self-esteem

  • Has a positive effect on digestion

  • Improves sleep patterns


Meditation helps you to clear your mind


The original purpose of yoga was to prepare the body and mind for meditation. Yoga poses are designed to systematically open up the body so that it is ready to sit in meditation for long periods. There are many types of meditation. Meditation calms the nervous system and gives us a well-deserved rest from everyday stress. It can eventually lead to a state of peace and tranquility where it’s possible to watch thoughts passing by without being attached to them. This will further promote a new experience of perceiving the world with a neutral mind. A mind that will no longer be in a state of stress and reaction, but in a state of clarity and centeredness, combined with a feeling of ease and peace. In such a state there is no longer a need to stubbornly control the external world, rather we can begin to understand the real purpose behind everything that life presents of us.


Does yoga or meditation sound like something for you? Contact us and allow yourself a life-loving journey into the world of yoga and meditation. At One Yoga we have experienced that the benefits of yoga and meditation can create balance in all levels of life - and we would love you to experience it too.


You can also check out other teacher training programs


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Meditation helps you to clear your mind


Originally, the purpose of yoga was to make the body and mind ready for meditation. Yoga poses are designed to systematically open up the body, so that it is ready to sit in meditation for long periods. There are many types of meditation. Meditation has an effect to calm the nervous system and give ourselves a well-deserved free range from everyday stress. It can eventually bring you into a state of ultimate peace and tranquility where you are just watching your thoughts passing by, without getting attached to them. This will give you a new experience of perceiving the world with a neutral mind and the mind won’t be anymore in a state of stress and reaction, but in a state of clarity and centeredness, in a feeling of ease and peace. In that state we no longer want to stubbornly control the external world, but we understand the bigger purpose behind everything that life brings in front of us.

Does yoga or meditation sound like something for you? Contact us and allow yourself a life-loving journey into the world of yoga and meditation. At One Yoga we have experienced that the benefits of yoga and meditation can create balance in all levels of life - and we would love you to experience it too. You can also check out other teacher training programs.

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