Yoga! People who do yoga love it, while some people who are new to it may or may not be so sure if it’s the right thing for them.
So is yoga for you?
A very popular form of workout at present, yoga is indeed a very ancient science. It’s not just a bunch of twisted poses, but it’s a way of life!
Yoga, if done regularly, has immense physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Here are seven reasons anyone and everyone can benefit from yoga
- Reduces stress. Yoga is a great stress buster. yogic breathing techniques focus on the inhalation and exhalation of the breath which in turn calms your mind. It also increases the oxygen level in your system making you feel lively and happy.
- Improves flexibility. The yoga asanas (poses) have been so well designed keeping our musculoskeletal system in mind. Regular yoga practice helps to safely stretch even tight muscles thus improving flexibility.
- Manages pain. Regular stretching of the body in yoga has been shown to help with pain reduction in muscles and joints. As muscles become strong, they can support the joints better.
- Lowers blood pressure. In yoga, breathing exercises are designed to increase the lung capacity while meditation lowers the heart rate this helps lower the blood pressure. Consistency is the key here.
- Helps with lymphatic drainage. The constant stretching of the body and movement of the organs during different asanas helps with the draining of lymph. This lymph carries out toxins from the body. It also carries white blood cells to and from the lymph nodes to the bones. Thus the asanas also help with improving immunity.
- Improves posture. Various yoga poses work to perfect your posture. Poor posture is a serious problem these days caused by hunching in front of the computer and staring at smartphones for hours. It causes many problems like back and neck pain as well as muscle and joint pain.
- Promotes deep sleep. We know how important sleep is to our health. Lack of quality sleep has been linked to depression, obesity, poor immune response and inflammation. Incorporating a calming bedtime yoga routine can help get a good night’s sleep.
So if you need to improve your health, reduce stress or just simply feel good about yourself, do yoga.
Take the first step towards a more vibrant you- sign up for a class and see how it feels!