Yoga – Everything You Need to Know About (2)

Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga

Physical Benefits 

Reduces Chronic Pain

Yoga contains many poses that promote relaxation which contributes to lessening various chronic pain, including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and lower back pain.

Prevents Cartilage and Joint Breakdown

While performing yoga you use your joints by their full range of motion i.e used joint areas that aren’t normally used. This can reduce the risk of degenerative arthritis or mitigate disability. 

Improves Flexibility

The most visible benefit of yoga is flexibility. When you stick with regular yoga practice, you will notice your muscles and connective tissues loosening progressively, and you will able to bend and turn your body into several directions, which seems impossible before. 

Strengthens Muscles

Yoga builds muscle strength that protects you from arthritis and back pain and helps limit falls in elderly people.

Yoga Class
Yoga Class

Perfects Posture

If you are stronger and flexible, your posture systematically improves. Moreover, yoga has many standing and sitting poses that develop core strength means strong core muscles, which makes you look lean and tall. 

Better Bones Health

Constant yoga practice increased bone density by keeping the required calcium in your bones. During yoga, you have to lift your own weight which strengthens different areas of your body eventual result lower risk of osteoporotic fractures.

Increases Blood Flow

  • The practice can help the circulation of blood in your body, especially in hands and feet.
  • Many twisting poses help in releasing oxygenated blood from your body’s internal organs.
  • Also, yoga gets more oxygen to your cells, which regulate many bodily functions. 

Boosts Immunity

The Contraction and Stretching of muscles increase the lymph drainage which leads to a strong immune system that fights infection and destroys cancerous cells. 

Improves Balance

“Better balance means fewer falls.”

Yoga increases proprioception (the ability to feel what your body is doing and where it is in space), which results in the improved balance, it is because of your body function at its max without having to borrow strength from other sources.

Releases Tension form Limbs

Constant working in the same direction or holding something for a long-time lead to chronic tension, muscle fatigue, and soreness in the wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, and face eventual result is an intensification of stress and worse mood. But several breathing techniques in yoga relieves chronic tension and muscle fatigue and soreness.

Others

  • Yoga builds stamina and enhances the maximum uptake of oxygen while exercising.
  • Relaxation/meditation techniques help reducing blood pressure.
  • Yoga helps control blood sugar levels. There are several poses that help in lowering cortisol and adrenaline levels and promoting sensitivity to the insulin effect.
  • Boosts your immune system functionality by raising antibody levels in response to a vaccine.
  • The yogic technique “complete breathing” helps people with lung problems and promote various types of lung function such as inhaling and exhaling.
  • Prevents IBS and other digestive problems. Twisting poses are somehow beneficial in getting waste to move within the system.
  • Rapid breathing exercises soothe your sinuses by keeps mucus from building up, and helps drains the sinuses.
  • Moves like back bends, forward bends, and twists help in keeping spinal disks supple.

To be continued …

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