The benefits of yoga extend to heart health, weight maintenance, and mental stability throughout life. There are so many benefits for body and mind when doing the simple exercises that yoga entails. Nurses, doctors, and psychologists support and encourage their patients to participate in even beginners’ classes. This is because they know that yoga aids the mind and body in becoming more effective and efficient.
Some of the more basic benefits of doing yoga include a better posture, and increased strength and flexibility. Yoga also has the ability to increase the range of motion that plagues individuals with injuries or who are elderly. This range of motion increases the ability of the body to lubricate the joints, and can ease the pain of injury and even arthritis. When the joints are more flexible and move better without pain, injuries and broken bones are decreased.
Another positive benefit of yoga is that it aids the individual in improving their lung capacity. Yoga typically requires the individual to engage in slow, methodical breathing as they assume the poses, and then hold them. This, in turn, increases the person’s endurance level and the ability to take in more air and oxygenate the system’s cells.
The breathing techniques in yoga also aid the individual in relaxing. This helps the person to lower blood pressure, and release stress. These two things, when dissipated, will let the body heal itself more effectively, and will lessen the probability of sleep disorders. When the body is better rested, it tends to work more efficiently and effectively, and also tends to experience fewer injuries.
The many forms, and more specifically the breathing techniques also aid to increase heart health. The heart rate tends to slow and cholesterol levels drop in patients that are known to perform yoga, even once a week. The slower heart rate is directly associated with a depleted occurrence of heart disease and strokes. What is more, is that yoga is also associated with a boosted immune system, which means fewer colds and sickness.
Yoga centers the mind and the body. It teaches the individual how to relax and slow down. It increases control over muscles and muscle functions which increases flexibility and range of motion. Yoga relaxes the mind in centring it on how the body moves and functions, thus allowing for a heightened sense of personal awareness and a peaceful, more serene outlook to the world around us.
I am Leo and I am a yoga instructor in Bradford. I’ve been practicing yoga since childhood. I was introduced to it by my uncle, who owns a company dealing with PPI claims. I love to read and I’m a big adventure junkie. I want to bungee jump off a cliff one day. Or go parasailing. I love watching romantic movies and eating chocolates.