The reason yoga produces such profound states of well-being is that it substitutes
for the kinds of activities our bodies and minds are naturally designed for.
No other creatures except us attempt to hold our spines upright constantly.
If walking on two legs wasn't bad enough, we sit in chairs, wear restrictive clothing
and tight shoes. Freeing yourself regularly from this confinement by practicing yoga
will predictably give most people a heightened sense of well being and peace of mind.
Yoga goes even further, by initiating real beneficial physiological changes on ones brain and body
that are easily measurable. It counteracts the damaging effects of stress, civilization's number one killer.
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