The sacrifice of having to endure a yoga class is not in vain. The health&yoga. com assures inspiring and practicing yogis and yoginis the benefits of yoga which includes: (1) increased flexibility as it involves positions that act upon various joints in the body; (2) increased lubrication on the joints, ligaments and tendons as the positions exercise the different ligaments and tendons; (3) internal organ massage as it stimulates internal organs, such as the prostate, which are hardly externally stimulated during a lifetime; (4) complete detoxification as it ensures, through its different positions and poses.
Optimum blood supply to various parts of the human body and helps in flushing out toxins which leads to delayed ageing and remarkable zest in life; (5) toned muscles as weak or flaccid muscles are repeatedly stimulated to shed excess flab and flaccidity; (6) harmonized mind and body through meditation, which creates a condition when a yogi or yogini is not affected by the happenings toward them and such brings calmness positive outlook in life; and (7) Conclusion An ailment or depression is not necessary before one may consider starting a fitness routine. The Health Belief Model is one of the behavior change theories which was developed by Hochbaum, Rosenstock and Kegels in 1950.
It is based on the understanding that a person will take a health-related action (e. g. starting a fitness routine) if he feels that a negative condition can be avoided, a positive expectation that by taking the recommended action, he will avoid a negative health condition or he believes that he can successfully take a recommended health action (Ryan, 2002).
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