Yoga incorporates stretching and relaxation, which reduces tension in stress-carrying muscles. Yoga requires that the individual hold gentle poses anywhere from 10 to 60 seconds. Within the pose, certain muscles flex, while others stretch, promoting relaxation and flexibility in muscles and joints.
Stretching with yoga increases blood flow, allowing nutrients to flow in, toxins to flow out, and overall nourishment of the muscles and soft tissues in the lower back.
Yoga promotes the flow of synovial fluid, which nourishes joint cartilage and allows smooth movement of the bones.Yoga moves the joints through their full range of motion. It loosens the muscles and connective tissue surrounding the bones and joints.