Benefits of Yoga
Yoga therapy yields unreal healing power in our bodies. There are numerous benefits enjoyed by people passionate about yoga. Here are a few reasons why you should try yoga today:
It makes you happier
Get into a Lotus pose if you are feeling sad. You could also swing up into a backbend or ascend into the King Dancer Pose. While consistent yoga practice isn’t as easy as it sounds, it does improve symptoms of depression and facilitate reduction of cortisol in the system. The resulting increase in levels of serotonin is responsible for the mood lifting that one feels when they do yoga. Also, the change in state of mediators in the body has been found to improve the immune function.
Founds a healthier lifestyle
Yoga will help you eat less and move more. Regular practice burns calories as you move. The emotional and spiritual dimensions of yoga are great in solving weight and eating disorders in an enhanced way. Yoga may give you the necessary inspiration to become more alert as you eat.
Improves your bone health
There is concrete evidence that bones can be strengthened through weight-bearing exercises. They are also shielded from osteoporosis. Postures such as Upward and Downward-Facing Dog are known to reinforce arm bones against osteoporotic fractures.
In the same way, yoga practice is credited with boosting the vertebrae’s bone density. As your stress levels come down when you begin yoga, the level of cortisol which drains calcium from bones is also lowered. This means that your bones get more calcium which is essential for their health.
Healthy bones are vital in athletic performance.
Helps you focus
Yoga drives your attention to the present. Continued yoga practice relieves anxiety, increases coordination, IQ, memory and reaction time. Transcendental Meditation directly improves one’s ability to solve complex problems and recall facts better. Individuals who practice this type of meditation are less distracted by their thoughts once they set their minds on performing a particular task.
Brings our your inner strength
Certain aspects of your life can be changed forever by yoga. As a matter of fact, this might be yoga’s utmost strength. With regular practice, you are able to build the discipline of yoga known as Tapas. Tapas means “heat”, and is the grounding basis for yoga practice. Your tapas is responsible for breaking your shortcomings and dysfunctional habits in the long run.
Even with little effort, you may find yourself eating better, having better energy levels, getting more exercise or even overcoming your adamant alcohol addiction.
Provides you with peace of mind
Yoga subdues the instabilities of the mind. This means that it undoes the mental twists of confusion, rage, fear, frustration, anger, desire and regret that can induce stress.
Stress will lead to health complications such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, lupus, insomnia, eczema, heart attacks and high blood pressure. If you learn to calm you mind down as early as now, you will be at better position to live a healthier and longer life.
Eradicate tension in your limbs
You are likely to have found yourself holding the steering wheel or phone in a death clamp. Such involuntary habits can cause conditions such as muscle fatigue, chronic tension and distress in your shoulders, wrists, face, arms, and neck, which can stress you up and spoil your entire mood.
Practicing yoga can help you identify tension areas in your body. Your face and neck muscles, eyes or tongue could be the most affected areas. By simply tuning in, most of the tension in your eyes and tongue may be reduced drastically. Larger muscles such as trapezius and quadriceps may take longer to relax as they require deeper practice.
Intensifies blood flow
Yoga increases the rate at which blood flows through the body. Yoga’s relaxation exercises are essential in helping circulation in organs such as the hands and feet. It improves the oxygen condition in your cells, improving their overall function.
It is believed that twisting poses squeeze out blood from internal organs through the veins and let in oxygenated blood as soon as the twist is done.
Inverted poses, which include the shoulder stand, handstand and headstand, enhance flow of deoxygenated blood from the legs and pelvis into the heart. Once the blood enters the heart, it is transferred to the lungs for a fresh dose of oxygen. These poses can help reduce effects of kidney and heart diseases such as swelling in the legs.
Practicing yoga improves levels of red blood cells and hemoglobin. It also makes the blood thinner by reducing the stickiness of platelets and cutting back on amount of proteins that promote blood clot formation. This will help lower the risk of stroke and heart attack which often arise from formation of blood clots in internal organs.