Importance of yoga for students

Through the practice of yoga, you can become more aware of your emotional, mental and physical health. Yoga includes physical poses called asana, breathing techniques and meditation.


Stretching the muscles through yoga poses releases the lactic acid that builds up the muscles within, which can cause stiffness, pain, fatigue, and tension. For students who participate in sports, yoga can decrease the risk of injury through increased range of motion. Stretching increases joint lubrication and stretches the soft tissues of the body. Ligaments, tendons, and the fascia sheath surrounding the muscles are also stretched.

Decreased Stress

The life of a student can be stressful, and yoga can help you relax. Yoga and its precise movements draw focus away from the busy and hectic day and can have calming effects on the body. After practicing yoga, the person doing yoga will feel happier and will improve mental focus and concentration.


Yoga directly influences all of the organs and body systems and helps to create optimum blood supply to every area of the body. By stretching joints and muscles and massaging the organs, the blood supply is increased. This allows for toxins to be flushed out and provides nourishment to the body systems. Detoxification increases energy, which is an added benefit of yoga for students who are always on the go.


Yoga increases muscle strength and endurance. Holding standing poses for several long breaths increases strength within the quadriceps, hamstrings and abdominal muscles. Nearly all yoga poses help to build deep abdominal muscles and core strength. Increased strength allows for daily activities to be easier, and an increase in lean body mass increases your metabolism.

Weight Management

The fast-paced life of a student can cause them to eat processed and high calorie food and drinks. Practicing yoga regularly can help with weight management. The thyroid gland plays a large role in body metabolism and there are several yoga poses, such as the fish pose, that specifically target the thyroid gland. The deep breathing in yoga increases oxygen intake within the body cells, including fat cells, which can increase fat cell burn up. Fat metabolism is also increased, which causes increased calorie burn and increased energy.

If yoga is practiced everyday then it is very helpful in every student’s life as it can make a student stronger mentally as well as physically and is very helpful in this generation.


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