How Yoga Changed My Body Before and After – An Empowering Journey

By Sophia Estrada
Last updated: Dec 15, 2022
How Yoga Changed My Body Before and After

Have you ever taken one look at committed Yogic instructors or practitioners? Their bodies are exquisitely constructed. Most importantly, they always look joyful. The same also occurred to me, and this article will detail how Yoga changed my body before and after my practices.

My muscles are visible. My skin gleams. Even better, my erect and confident stance is unmatched. It is such a rejuvenating experience! 

How Yoga Changed My Body Before and After

Better mental health equates to better physiques, and yogis are the living proof for that statement. Anyone with regular yogic exercises witnesses drastic yoga body transformation. 

The differences brought by yoga before and after changes are astounding. In this section, I will tell you how that happens:

Better Balance and Mobility

Bodily equilibrium is more important than we would think. Unfortunately, we only acknowledge it once there is something wrong with our bodies. When we reach a certain age, it deteriorates. Weight gains, inflexible joints, and muscle loss are just a few hassles among many.

If your mobility is gone, even the simplest task will prove challenging. Yoga can fix that by heightening your balance awareness. With an increase in balance, it is easier for you to get rid of a chattering mind and concentrate more on the work. As such, it let your creativity flow to boost productivity.

Furthermore, a steady improvement in your neural synapses enhances bodily composure. At this point, you are just unstoppable. 

I have attempted standup paddleboarding, a sport I used to be so terrified of. And guess what? My performances are more than stellar.

Better Posture

Almost anything you do in a yogic session calls for body core engagement, significantly affecting your overall posture. You must rely on your core for support, particularly in flow moves. 

A strong center serves as the basis for molding. As a result, it does wonders in injury prevention while protecting your internal organs. 

Also, a robust body base helps you stand tall and proud like a boss. Indeed, since taking yoga lessons, my stance has grown fiercer and more assertive.

Better Lung Capacity and Heart Rate

Just some simple felicitations (at any level) can increase your heart rate, a feat not many techniques could achieve. Also, your lungs will be pumping regenerated oxygen at top speed. 

After a while, it will be a breeze to perform them at home by yourself without breaking a sweat. I am a living example.

Wonder why a few basic poses could do such magic to your heart and lungs? That is because yogic practices put heavy priority over breathing methods. It works out your body from within, forcing all the internal organs to cooperate.

Weight Maintenance Without Diets

Are you a beginner-level yogi? If so, my advice is to take a few before-and-after pictures of your body, just like what I did. Even the tiniest changes (that you previously are unaware of) are visible. 

Over time, I saw a noticeable improvement in my body. Yoga allows me to lose weight safely and gradually without compromising my eating patterns.

Another fun fact is that I have been craving for veggies and fruits since the first week of yoga. That is to say I change my eating habit not because I have to, but because I want to. And this is also what most yogis will experience. The moves tone your muscles, the sweat releases your fat, and the healthy diet will shape up your body soon.

Improved Bone Strength

A study in 2009 has proven the link between practicing yoga and bone density, which reduces the likelihood of fractures. As you work against gravity, the pressure you put on your skeleton is much more increased.

With the pull and push between bones and muscles, yoga renders our body to generate osteocytes, known as bone-forming cells. Not only does this strengthen your bones but also foster the bone healing process.

Better Flexibility

The most common issue for beginner-level yogis is their inflexibility. Trust me; you are not the only one! Here is a fun fact: it took me almost three years to reach my toes. Yes, you heard it right: three years. 

But don’t worry. Even the mildest type of yogic exercise could boost your flexibility to new heights. One such practice is Yin, which is gentle and suited to beginners.

During the first portion of my Yin course, I felt like there was not much accomplishment. After all, all I ever did was stretch in a few basic positions. However, those poses make space between articulations, allowing more oxygen to lubricate the joints.

With enough practice, these joints gradually open up and reinforce the muscle. They allow you to perform the most spine-breaking postures with ease and elegance!

View more: How Often Should You Do Yoga? – An Ultimate Guide

Where Should I Begin My First Yogic Class For A Transformation?

Many local studios offer introductory lessons. One caution, though: those “all-level sessions” are mostly geared towards regular learners. They attend Yoga each week and are already comfortable with this technique.

Hence, I believe the ideal places for starters are courses with terms like “beginning” or “Level 1” in their titles. A Yin class with more docile and basic positions would also be great. Some of my greatest starting courses are offered by community facilities like YMCA.

Remember not to feel disheartened if some of your first attempts are unsuccessful. It is important to find a good instructor for long-term benefits, and that task, of course, will take time.


This article recites how Yoga changed my body before and after. These improvements might be quite subtle at first – to the point that you may lose all your motivation. But trust me when I say that you will eventually get what you deserve!

Now is the perfect time to enroll in a training program. Write to me anytime if there are still questions.

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Sophia Estrada is very fortunate to have had the opportunity to practice yoga since she was 8 years old and expresses a strong love for yoga. Sophia would like to bring all of her knowledge and passion to help people gain a vital sense of energy, fitness and peace through helpful yoga postures and useful information.


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