“Exercising of the mind and the body”- is commonly what Yoga is called. Yoga is defined as a meticulous breathing practice combined with poses, which help reduce your stress, increase your physical strength, relax your breathing and give you a peaceful mind and flexible body. Yoga has survived for more than 3,000 years, and now yoga is widely accepted around the globe. Many hospitals, community education centers, health associations, and some beauty parlors offer yoga.
Here you can look at the some advantages of yoga. The advantages of Yoga practices are:
1. Stress relief: You can get relief from stress that you gather daily in the body and mind by doing only a few minutes of yoga practices during the day. Yoga meditation, yoga postures, and pranayama are effective techniques for releasing stress. According to MayoClinic.com, yoga diminishes your stress by attaining harmony between your body and mind. The principle is that while your body and mind are in harmony, all type of stress and anxiety are decreased. Additionally, yoga forces you to focus on your movements and breathing, and that focus can redirect your mind from pressure.
2. Weight loss: Many people want to lose their extra pounds, and Yoga can help you in this area as well. By practicing yoga regularly, you will become more aware to the type of food your body needs and when it needs it. This can help lead to weight loss.
3. Improved immune power: Our body system is a flawless blend of the mind, body and spirit. An abnormality in the body influences the mind and restlessness or unpleasantness in the mind can become an illness in the body. Yoga asanas gives organs a massage and make your muscles stronger. They also increase blood circulation, improve your breathing techniques, and yoga meditation can remove pressure from the body and the mind. Yoga can also strengthen your immune system’s ability to fight diseases, boosts your body metabolism and shapes your body.
4. Body fitness: You are only healthy when you are healthy physically, psychologically and emotionally. Health is not a measly absence of disease. It is an energetic appearance of life – which is how loving, enthusiastic, and joyful you are. In this sense, yoga helps to maintain your body’s fitness by encouraging you to practice different postures, meditation and pranayama. Lean muscle can be built by practicing yoga. If you previously have a routine for fitness that is comprised of gymnastics, ballet dancing, and other forms of flexibility, incorporate yoga in your routine for better fitness.
5. Increased strength: If you feel totally exhausted at the end of the day after numerous tasks, then just few minutes of yoga practice every day can supply you the fresh feeling, one that keeps you energetic and lively after a long day. A 10- 15 minutes yoga meditation helps you enormously by making you recharged and refreshed during a busy day. Some yoga asanas encourage you to move your body into some unusual arrangements for long periods of time, which increases strength by using your own body weight.
6. Improved Respiration: Do you suffer from hiccups, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or other problems of the lungs? Yoga can help you make breathing easier. According to Holistic Online websites, an Australian investigation was carried out with 22 male (ages from 52 to 65) patients. These patients were suffering from difficult breathing problems. Half of the patients underwent typical treatment with physiotherapy, and at the same time the other half of the patients underwent yoga practices for 9 months. At the end of the project work, the 11 male patients who did yoga had significantly improved respiration and quicker recovery than those who went with the traditional form of recovery.
7. Have better awareness: The mind is continually concerned with the past and the future, and it often doesn’t like staying in the present. Yoga helps you create that consciousness and bring your mind back in the present time, where it can be more focused on the contentment of the now.
8. Better posture & flexibility: Habitual practicing yoga tones and stretches your body muscles and joints so they are more flexible. It also improves the posture of the body when you walk, sit, stand or sleep. It also assist in relieving your body of pain due to improve posture.
So keep in mind that yoga is a constant progression. So the more you practice, the better you will feel.
This article is a contribution from James Arnold, a fitness professional & blogger. He is living in Sydney and providing training in various Boot Camps in Sydney.