A New Year has begun!! Most of us have set some kind resolution for this year… And if taken a poll, most common one would be weight loss.. or is it practicing mindfulness.. oops no… it’s maintaining a healthy lifestyle… Nah it’s fitness!!. Confused?? Is there any way to achieve all of this in one go??
Yoga!!! Yes, it is!! It has all of these and much more to offer. So let’s check out what are those immense benefits you can gain from practicing Yoga.
Practising yoga regularly stretches and tones the body muscles and makes them strong. It also helps improve your body posture on standing, sitting, sleeping or walking. This would, in turn, relieves body pain incurred because of incorrect posture.
More Strength and Flexibility
Improved strength and flexibility are main advantages of doing yoga every day. Strength and flexibility are closely connected and yoga helps you to find a balance between them. When practicing yoga, you can use your flexibility to boost your strength, and your strength to act on your flexibility. These improvements can help you to reduce health issues like back pain and problems due to poor posture.
Yoga – even just for a few minutes, can be a good solution to get rid of stress that accumulates every day. It helps you to slow down frustration, anger, fear, and desire that can cause stress.It is a great exercise to avoid stress-related health issues like migraines, eczema, high blood pressure, heart attacks etc.
Increases your blood flow
The relaxation techniques in Yoga can boost blood circulation in your body. The asanas in Yoga helps in getting more oxygen into your cells. It also increases the levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells in the blood. Also, it is a great workout that aids in keeping health issues like heart attacks, strokes etc at bay, as it helps in thinning the blood by making platelets less sticky.
When you come in and out of a yoga pose, your muscles stretch and contract, organs slightly moves and thus increase the drainage of lymph which is rich in immune cells. This helps the lymphatic system to fight infections by detoxifying your body, destroying cancer cells etc.
Keeps you happy
Studies have proved that consistent yoga practice helps in making your mood better, gets you out from depression and gives you greater levels of happiness.
Lowers blood sugar and maintains cholesterol balance
Yoga lowers blood sugar and LDL cholesterol and increases HDL cholesterol which helps in decreasing your risk of diabetic problems such as heart attack, kidney failure, and blindness. Yoga can be a great tool for people with diabetes as it helps them in lowering blood sugar by lowering the levels of cortisol and adrenaline, improving sensitivity to the effects of insulin and aiding in weight loss.
Yoga and meditation have the power to improve your focus and concentration as regular yoga practice improves coordination, reaction time, memory and helps to fight distraction.
Having a hectic day at work?? Do you feel drained out?? Maybe a quick yoga can help you fix this. Take a short break – a few minutes meditation can do magic by boosting your energy and making you feel fresh.
There are variations of yoga that uses props like belts, blocks, and other positioning aids and studies have indicated that it might help people with rheumatoid arthritis.When you practice yoga, you take your joints through their full range of motion which can, in turn, prevent degenerative arthritis.