If you practice yoga on a daily basis, you've probably noticed some of its benefits - maybe you're feeling more relaxed, getting fewer colds or just sleeping better. But if you're searching for reasons to make yoga part of your life, you are on the right destination. From increased self-confidence and inner strength to improved flexibility, we have some great tips to rolling out the mat.
Improving overall health. There are so many yoga asanas, and their benefits are numerous. For instance, yoga reduces the problems of insomnia and migraines, improves stamina, and provides us all round fitness. Insomnia is a sleep disorder, and those who have trouble staying asleep and falling asleep, while migraine affects the nerves of the head and is accompanied by vomiting, nausea, blind spots, flashes of light, and increased sensitivity to darkness and light. Yoga helps to stretch out the muscles in your body, provides you strong legs and back, toned buttocks, and arms.
Improving posture and flexibility. Yoga can tone out your body muscles and make them strong, which actually can improve your body posture when you sit, walk, stand or sleep. If you practice yoga on a daily basis, you will have stronger muscles which can prevent sport and other types of injuries. When you become more flexible and stronger, your posture also improves at the same time. Yoga can also help feel less tires and move better. After 8 weeks of yoga, you can improve your flexibility up to 35%.
Relieving Depression. Depression causes a constant feeling of lack of interest and sadness. It affects one's feeling, behavior and thinking too. It is accompanied by insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, irritation, fatigue, chest pain, headache and releases free radicals that damage our immune system. Shavasana, anulom vilom, bhujjangasana, and balasana are some of the effective postures of yoga for stress. Warrior pose, reverse warrior pose, dog pose, supported corpse pose, and bridge pose can reduce depression as well.
Benefits your relationships. Cultivating the emotional support of family, friends and community can improve your health. Yoga can help you develop greater equanimity, compassion and friendliness. Yoga is all about taking only what you need, telling the truth and avoiding harm to others, which can actually improve your relationships.
Makes you happier. Feeling sad? Some studies have shown that yoga can improve depression and can actually lead to a decrease in the levels of monoamine oxidase and cortisol and a significant increase in serotonin.
Encourages self-care. You might start to feel better during your first class of yoga. The more you commit to the exercises, the more you will benefit. Or in other words, yoga can get you involved in your own care.
Bringing inner peace. Inner peace refers to a state of being spiritually and mentally at peace with enough knowledge to keep us strong during stress situations. Contentment, happiness and bliss are the basic components of a peaceful mind.
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