YOGA (2): BENEFITS

Benefits of yoga

  • Practicing Yoga for only 15 minutes a day can change your brain chemistry and enhance your mood and mental state.
  •  Studies have shown that yoga can reduce the secretion of cortisol, the primary stress hormone, which in turn can improve your overall health.
  • Yoga helps boost the immune system and prevent various immune-related diseases
  • Yoga helps to stimulate blood circulation well, as it helps breathe properly, helping to supply oxygen to body cells
  • Regular yoga helps improve bone mass and protect against osteoporosis
  • Yoga helps to eliminate and alleviate pain and reduces headaches in the human body
  • It helps remove toxins from the body
  • Yoga reduces back and neck pains and improves muscle elasticity.
  • It protects from arthritis and relieves pains resulting from it.
  • Yoga prevents heart attacks, as it helps with arrhythmia and protects from strokes.
  • It helps to regulate blood pressure and protect from high blood pressure.
  • Yoga practice helps reduce irritable bowel symptoms and constipation.
  • As you know now, the benefits of daily yoga include increasing your fitness level, regulating your heart rate, reducing stress levels, and making you a happier person. All these elements may add valuable years to your life. Yoga is also known for reducing your risk of heart disease and reducing your breathing frequency, which is directly linked to a longer lifespan. Recent studies have shown that the element of meditation in yoga may help delay the aging process by protecting telomeres at the end of our chromosomes as well. Listed below are other benefits of yoga. 

Weight loss benefits

Yoga exercises contribute to weight loss, as they help burn fat and calories. Regular yoga helps to improve your metabolism naturally, regulate nutrients, burn and get rid of excess fat in the body, and thus lose weight. Yoga also contributes to restoring the hormonal balance of the body and thus maintaining the body’s normal weight. It also gives the body flexibility and agility

 Skin benefits

With the help of yoga, the skin becomes able to get rid of the signs of pallor and fatigue that appear on it. Yoga protects the skin from wrinkles and signs of aging and enables it to get rid of dark circles caused by extreme stress. Besides, it stimulates blood circulation, keeping the skin fresh.

Psychological benefits

Yoga lowers the level of cortisol in the body, the primary hormone produced as a stress response, helping to calm yourself and improve mood, awareness, and perception. Daily yoga also strengthens the overall communication between the mind and body and helps you deal more effectively with unpleasant feelings. Yoga helps reduce human anxiety and reduces stress from different life pressures because yoga helps to relax well.

Many yoga centers now offer evening yoga sessions to improve mood, because yoga has proven to help get rid of stress spectacularly. There is no particular yoga exercise to do. Any type of yoga, even if it is a short one, can do the job.

Studies have also shown that those people who regularly practice yoga are better able to regulate heart rate variability (HRV), which generally means that their heart rate is naturally lower, giving the body the ability to respond to stress more flexibly.

In addition, yoga strengthens memory and increases mental focus, as it helps balance the nervous system. As a sport, it helps to sleep well, especially for those with sleep disorders, thanks to the relaxation and calmness that humans feel during and after yoga. Yoga also makes you able to control anger and get rid of mood swings.

Improving flexibility and movement

The great thing about yoga is that it’s not particular to a given group of people. It is available to all people and can be practiced by anyone, no matter how different their abilities and skills are. Exercising activities like “Warrior” and Ado Mocha Savannah Sana can dramatically change your flexibility and make you feel much better than ever before.

Building physical strength

When they want to improve fitness, most people think only of weightlifting. But this is not the only way to build muscle and improve fitness. Yoga on a daily basis also contributes significantly to muscle strengthening, tightening, and harmony, depending on how yoga is practiced in certain positions. Yoga in a position like “plank” strengthens muscles, arms, legs, shoulders as well as abdominal muscles.

Improving body position

Practicing yoga on a daily basis can improve body conditions, help the body walk longer, improve sitting straight and reduce curvature. It can also help reduce aches from unhealthy body conditions such as back and neck pain.

Fitness benefits

Yoga helps improve fitness in a healthy, safe, and more holistic way. It promotes overall body health. Yoga exercises are a homogenous mixture of cardio, strength, and physical effort exercises. The coolest aspect of all this is that you can practice them at your own speed and in a comfortable place, both at home and at the gym.

Sleep improvement

Do you have a lot of stress that keeps you up at night? Studies have shown that daily yoga can reduce insomnia and sleeplessness. When you suffer from insomnia, practice relaxation activities, such as bending forward (Utanasana) or lying on your back with your feet up to the wall. Gentle yoga activities such as a front fold or back lying down with your feet against the wall can calm your body and mind.

Breathing improvement

Breathing deeply and quietly is an essential part of every yoga exercise, with yogi breathing techniques (called Pranayama) focused on trying to slow breathing and on breathing completely from deep in the stomach to the top of the lungs. These methods will make you feel more relaxed and balanced and will help you cope with the day with confidence and calmness. Thanks to these techniques, you will also enjoy some wonderful side benefits, including increased lung capacity and increased tidal volume (the total amount of air your lungs can hold at any time).

Whenever you need this technique during your daily life, you can use them to help you stay focused and calm in emergency situations and think more clearly about stressful situations. They can also be used to reduce pain. Next part

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