Yoga is a spiritual, mental, and physical practice around for ages. With time, people have discovered several health benefits associated with Yoga. Yoga does more than burn calories and strengthens muscles; it is a workout that involves both body and mind.
This International Yoga Day, start a good habit and promise yourself the following health benefits:
• Improves posture
Working for long hours at a desk could hurt your spine and make you feel tired at the end of the day. Practicing certain yoga asanas could help you improve your posture and prevent pain in your neck and lower back.
• Increases flexibility
When was the last time you wished you could easily touch your toes while bending forward? Well, practicing Yoga could help you with that. Yoga can not only help you in increasing your flexibility but also let you perform complex asanas.
• Builds muscle strength
Yoga could help in strengthening weak muscles of the body. It helps in toning, which prevents frequent straining of the muscles.
• Boosts metabolism
Yoga helps retain the vitality in your body and keep it fit. It motivates you towards healthy eating and improves the body’s metabolic system.
• Helps in lowering blood sugar
Yoga helps lower blood sugar, lowers bad cholesterol, and boosts good cholesterol. It encourages weight loss and improves the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
• Increases blood flow
The relaxation exercises in Yoga regulate blood in all parts of your body. Exercises such as handstands help venous blood from the lower part of the body flow back to your heart, where it can be pumped back to the lungs to be oxygenated.
• Keep diseases at bay
Yoga exercises have a beneficial effect on the immune system. It helps in destroying various viruses we catch during season change and boosts our immunity to fight off diseases.
• Increases self-esteemPracticing yoga would help you explore a different side of yourself. It would make you feel good about yourself and helps you take a positive approach to life.
• Improves lung function lot of breathing exercises are said to improve lung function. Doing such exercises, in the long run, could cure respiratory problems. It also increases the capacity of your lungs.• Helps you sleep better Yoga helps reduce stress and creates a routine that makes a regular sleeping pattern. A relaxed body gets a deeper and more peaceful sleep.