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01/14/2015 09:44 am ET Updated Jan 14, 2015

5 Anti-Aging Benefits Of Yoga

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Yoga slows the aging process by gradually improving key factors in your physical health. Here are five reasons why you should consider not only practicing yoga now, but continuing your practice as you age for optimal health.

1. Balance

Remember the old adage, "If you don't use it you'll lose it"? Balance is a component of many yoga poses, think Warrior, Triangle and of course, Tree Pose. The ability to balance involves both our body and our brain; when not practiced one or both faculties will begin to diminish.

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