The Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is a form of exercise that’s becoming more and more popular over the years, but what exactly are the main health benefits? We know that it’s great for relieving stress and staying active, but we’ve discovered that it has more health benefits than we thought, that can help us in everyday life. 

Supports your immune system

Yoga helps lower the levels of stress hormones in your body and calms the nervous system, resulting in better overall health.

Increases your energy

Another benefit of yoga is that it help keep us fresh for longer. Yoga, with its unique synergy of body and breath work, is perfect when your reserves are running low.

Daily yoga practice will awaken the main energy centres (called chakras) in your body. The perfect time to practice yoga is in the morning, to get your day off to a good start.

Improves concentration

When meditating and partaking in yoga poses, you are required to concentrate on breathing and balancing. This helps you to become more mentally relaxed, resulting in an ability to retain more information.

Meditating for just a few minutes in the morning can result in better concentration throughout the day.

Better Sleep

With so many stresses in life, it’s no wonder more and more of us are struggling with sleep. But studies have proven that practicing daily yoga can reduce sleep problems such as insomnia.

Makes you feel happier

A recent study has shown that practicing regular yoga and meditation results in higher serotonin levels (the happiness hormone).  This is great news if you suffer with a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety.

Experts say that 15 minutes of yoga a day can start changing your brain chemistry and improving your mood.

Improves flexibility and mobility

Super flexibility isn’t required to be able to enjoy yoga, but over time it’ll help you to become more bendy and move more freely. This is also great news for your muscles and joints.

Corrects posture 

Daily yoga helps improve your posture, making you walk taller and sit up straighter at your desk. This is perfect for those aches and pains that are caused by every day life, such as back pain from poor posture.

Reference:  https://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-living/fitness/a28508/yoga-health-benefits/

 

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