Yoga is an amazing way to work on your flexibility. A strong and flexible body, peace of mind, good health and even weight loss. It is safe to touch the mat and the benefits of yoga are immense.
Recent research shows that far from being a simple system, the complexity of yoga and its many asanas can keep us away from major ailments and health issues.
Here are 10 health benefits of yoga
1. Improve cardiovascular health
Regular yoga induces relaxation in the blood vessels, reduces blood pressure, and increases blood flow to the heart muscle.
2. Reduce the risk of cancer
If there is a history of cancer in the family, join a yoga class. This can prevent the genetic mutation from expressing itself.
3. Diabetes control
Yoga is believed to increase Agni, the digestive fire. It helps in improving digestion, which in turn improves blood sugar.
4. Reduce neck and lower back pain
Regularly practicing good posture can straighten your slump and can help reduce chronic neck and lower back pain.
5. Reduce stress
Yoga lower downs the levels of the stress hormone cortisol, especially in women at risk for mental health problems.
6. Reduce depression
A recent study showed that women with postpartum depression saw significant improvement after eight weeks of yoga.
7. Sharpen the brain
Focused breathing means maximizing oxygenation and movement increases blood flow to the brain and body. Sharp brains, of course.
8. Reduce the PMS
Researchers found that women who practiced yoga for a few days of their menstrual cycle were more relaxed and peaceful.
9. Improve intuition
Yoga and meditation help to improve and hone intuitive abilities. You begin to realize what needs to be done, when, and how, to achieve positive results.
10. Increase energy
A few minutes of yoga can leave you feeling fresh, recharged, and energized even after a long day.