Essay by banoffeCollege, UndergraduateB+, January 2008

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Would you like to live the rest of your life without any health problems? Would you appreciate when there are someone say “Wow! You look so young!”? Would you want to practice you mind to be stronger? If your answer is “yes”, YOGA will be a good choice. I have done yoga for 3 years, and I found both the short-term and long-term benefits which occur with me. Because of doing yoga, my life has a positive change completely. I have a strong conscious to solve some problems. Also, stress which is a severe problem in my life for several years is defeated by yoga. How can Yoga do that?First, yoga is highly recommended for relieving physical problems such as back pain, ankle pain and fatigue. It makes your body more flexible. Your muscles gently stretch and relax because every yoga posture needs to move every part of body. Also, yoga exercises improve breathing and blood circulation.

Undoubtedly, you will gain physical strength, which helps your body stay healthy. In addition, doing yoga especially hot yoga can help in weight management. It can easily reduce extra fat which may result in heart problems, diabetes or blood pressure. Because, doing yoga need to deep breathing and deep breathing increases the oxygen intake to the body cells, including the fat cells. So, burning up of fat cells will occur continually and then you will lose weight for sure. Last of all yoga is the same as meditation. Regular doing yoga will train the mind to be calm, concentrated, and relaxed because doing yoga requires you to focus at one point and makes your mind still in order to perceive yourself. So, if you don’t have conscious while doing yoga, you will get lost. Most of us, when we begin to do meditation...