Essential Health Benefits of Yoga
Essential Health Benefits of Yoga
You want it all – a trimmed fit body, glowing beautiful and healthy skin, calm and peaceful mind, and overall sound health; no matter what you want – a daily practice of yoga will help you obtain it.
One misconception of yoga, however, is the idea that, it’s only about asanas – remember those unnatural poses? This wrong premise, unfortunately, limits the benefits one can derive from the practice.
In reality, yoga seeks to unite the body, mind, and breath – offering immense benefits that far outweighs what we initially thought.
So here’re some health benefits you’re sure to get from a daily practice of yoga:
Yoga helps you lose and maintain your weight
Who doesn’t want to be slim and fit? Through regular yoga, you get attuned to your body needs, hence becoming more sensitive to what you feed your body and when you eat – this goes a long way to keep your weight in check.
Kapalbhati and Sun Salutations are well-known yoga poses that help in weight loss.
De-stress yourself through yoga
The daily churn and grind could lead to stress building up pretty quickly in your everyday life. How do you manage this?
Solitary moment of deep breaths could go a long way in relieving the stress and frees both your mind and body. Practice pranayama (breathing technique) and meditation to release the accumulated stress.
Gain peace of mind through yoga
Remember those walks through the parks, gardens or beaches – just to drink in nature and the feeling of calmness that envelope you? You can experience same right in your office, room or wherever you may be without going outside.
All you need is relax and take few minutes to practice your yoga.
Yoga helps you maintain all-round fitness
Yoga encourages a holistic approach to fitness, with emphasis on postures, breathing techniques and meditation. Research has shown that individuals who routinely practice yoga are more likely to: be healthier, exhibit more mental strength, have more physical strength, and detoxify their system efficiently.
Helps boost immunity
When you realize you’re a body, mind, and spirit and that any dis-alignment of any constituent manifests as ailment then you would seek means to maintain perfect harmony between these three.
This search leads you to yoga. Yoga poses strengthen muscles and massage internal organs while breathing techniques and meditation relieves stress and boosts immunity.
Yoga helps you remain energetic throughout the day
Faced with energy draining tasks during your day – it could either be physical or emotional. A 10 minutes online guided yoga session is all you need to remain active and super-charged throughout the day.
Helps you improve your posture
One of the primary cause of chronic back pains is wrong postures. A daily practice of yoga helps strengthen your muscles, stretches, and tones the body –making them stronger. Also, your body carriage is greatly enhanced when you walk, sit or sleep, thereby relieving your body from pains due to bad postures.
In summary, yoga is a continuous art of daily practice, and the deeper you go, the more profound would be the experience.
Even though yoga seeks to develop the body and the mind with its immense health benefits, it is not a substitute for medicine. And it’s highly recommended to learn yoga postures under the supervision of an experienced Sri Sri yoga trainer and also to seek medical advice before practicing yoga.