Yoga Increases Oxygenation of Tissues…

More oxygen to the lungs may translate into more oxygen to the brain and other tissues, including those areas that are in the process of healing. Yogic relaxation has been shown to increase blood flow to the periphery of the body, such as the hands and feet. This is also evidence that when muscles are chronically tight, blood flow through them may be restricted. Some areas may build up metabolic waste products, potentially contributing to soreness. Less oxygen and nutrients being delivered to the tissue inhibits normal functioning, and we might expect the muscles to be less strong, less efficient, and more prone to injury than it might otherwise be. (source: Timothy McCall, M.D.)

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