Benefits of the standing poses:
Improve posture; bring poise and balance to the body and mind; correct and halt deformity; make leg, arm and spine muscles function correctly; cure stiffness in joints; create vigour and energy; tone abdominal organs; harmonise the glands; expel toxins and poisons; especially after illness; expand the chest and so improve breathing capacity.
Benefits of forward bends - frontal stretches:
They are soothing and calming to the nerves and emotions; the body becomes rejuvenated and fatigue is destroyed; internal organs and the glandular system are exercised and toned and made to function better; spine and muscles become flexible; joints lose their stiffness. Some are of particular help in menstrual difficulties.
Benefits of the spinal twist:
Makes the back supple and free from pain; tones and rejuvenates abdominal organs; strengthens and make the joints supple; it is a boon to sufferers from arthritis.
Benefits of the sitting poses:
Strengthen the spine; cure rheumatic pains and gout; help sprains in ankle and foot; cure urinary troubles because the operative muscles are strengthened; internal organs are kept healthy with an increased blood supply; some help the ovaries to function and keep the prostrate healthy.
Benefits of the raised poses:
Achieving these establishes self-confidence and brings poise and balance to the body; weak wrists and shoulders and arms are strengthened; arthritic pain in those areas eases; intestines and abdominal muscles grow stronger.
Benefits of backbends:
They are dynamic; energise and revitalise the body, lift mental depression; dispel inertia; elasticise the spine and the muscles; allow hernia weakness to be corrected; eliminate minor ailments from the body; promote a zest for life.
Benefits of head balance:
Improves sleep, memory, vitality; lungs are strengthened to resist disease. Increases the blood content; develops the body; disciplines the mind and controls the senses; relieves palpitations, constipation and fatigue; creates a feeling of exhilaration and well-being; dissipates morbidity and mental depression.
Benefits of shoulder balance:
A panacea for most common ailments; especially chest complaints; enables the glands to function properly; eases the heart, soothes the nerves; corrects irritability; insomnia and constipation; relieves stomach ulcers and pain in the intestines, brings back lost vitality; establishes confidence.
At the end, deliberate and conscious RELAXATION at the end of a workout to allow time for renewal of the energy that is constantly drained from the body.