Practising Yoga is said to come with many benefits for both mental and physical health but there are so many more reasons why Yoga is a great addition to your life.
Your mind is one of the most important assets and properly looking after it, will help you to get through those tough curve balls in life. Saying that to be super efficient at facing life’s many challenges you need both mental and physical strength
There are many benefits I can list but first I am going to talk about the main benefits which are scientifically proven.
Yoga is known for its ability to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Multiple studies have demonstrated that yoga decreases the secretion of cortisol the dominant stress hormone and after a three-month program woman had significantly reduced stress, anxiety and have had improved quality of life and mental health.
Improves heart health
The American heart association has shown that heart attacks, high blood pressure, and diabetes are increasingly more frequent in young people notably women. A review of different studies made in the European journal of preventive cardiology said that yoga can help as much as a traditional workout the even show that who practised lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol. Is just about movement.
Yoga allows you to be “in your body”, it helps you connect with yourself. Many poses can have a mood-boosting effect like camel pose, pigeon pose and legs up which literally open your heart and help you find.new perspectives.
Improves the quality of life
Yoga is turning into an adjunct therapy to improve quality of life for many people. Studies have shown how yoga can help to prevent nausea, vomiting, mood swings and fatigue. It also diminishes anxiety and depression with cancer patients.
Flexibility and balance
Many people have overcome injuries by increasing their range of motion with yoga. But flexibility not only helps with injuries but with joint pain. With a few weeks of practice, you’ll start to notice pain to go away. Tight hips can strain the knee joints due to improper alignment. Inflexibility in muscles and connective tissue can cause poor posture and back pains.
Your head is a big, round, heavy ball and when it aligns directly to an erect spine, it takes less work for your neck and back to support it.
Yoga also regularly increases proprioception [ ability to feel what your body is doing]. People with dysfunctional movement patterns usually have low proprioception. Better balance could mean fewer falls and less body pain.
Let just look at one more benefit, this one is not scientific but is as valid as the rest.
Awareness for transformation: Self-awareness makes easier to break free of destructive emotions like anger. Yoga appears to reduce anger by increasing feelings of compassion and interconnection and by calming the nervous system and the mind.
Just believing you will get better can make you better. Some might call it placebo effect and say it doesn’t count but the mind is the most powerful tool you can have.
So, if you haven’t yet tried yoga, what are you waiting for?