Jan 06, 2021
Yoga, an old practice and contemplation, has gotten progressively mainstream in the present occupied society. For some individuals, yoga gives a retreat from their confused and occupied lives.
A number of studies have confirmed that there lies a positive relationship between physical fitness and health. Also, of all the possible courses of action individuals can take to improve health, yoga is the lifestyle change with the widest popular approval. Continuous practice can help in maintaining weight and stress and is known to have a positive effect on reducing tension, anxiety and depression. Studies indicate that good health permits individuals to maintain general mental and physical well being even in the face of negative life events.
In psychology, yoga is considered as one of the alternative therapies to reduce psychological distress. Kundalini Yoga practised in the USA has been found to be efficient in the treatment of mental disorders.
While there are in excess of 100 unique schools of yoga, most meetings commonly incorporate breathing activities, meditation , and accepting stances that stretch and utilize different muscle groups.
Following are some of the major benefits of yoga-
Eating even when full
Being aware of how food looks, tastes and smells
Eating in response to environmental cues, such as the sight or smell of food
Eating when sad or stressed
Eating when distracted by other thing
16. Self Acceptance
Yoga helps your inner consciousness to realise your true potential and move towards the path of self acceptance and self awareness.
17. Self Control
The controlled movements of yoga helps in achieving the sense of self-control in all the aspects of life.
18. Mind-body connection
With the help of relaxation procedures like deep breathing and yoga, one can retain the sense of calmness and stability of mind.
20. Positive outlook on life
Continued exposure to yogic asanas results in a balance of various hormones in the body which brings out the positive attitude towards life.
Studies indicate that almost after eight weeks of yoga practice there is an enhancement in the motivation and the attention span of the individual.
22. Social skills
Practice of yoga evolves from a personal journey to one connecting to the community at a larger scale where one’s interpersonal relationships improves.
23. Reduced oxygen consumption
Yoga burns-through less oxygen than any other conventional exercise schedule thereby permitting the body to work all the more effectively.
24. Eye-hand coordination
Without training, eye-hand coordination decreases. Yoga keeps up and improves eye-hand coordination.
Yoga can be a great aid to any endurance athlete’s training plan and overall health. It can enhance your strength and balance, as well as give you an increased sense of your body movements.
26. Depth Perception
Becoming aware of your bodily movements leads to enhanced depth perception.
27. Prevents Heart Disease
Yoga reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, maintains weight, and enhances cardiovascular health, all of which together lead to reduced risk of heart disease.
28. Back pain
Yoga reduces spinal compression and helps overall body alignment to reduce back pain.
Yoga practice can help control some of the side effects of menopause.
Due to the practice of yoga and overall better posture, the digestive and elimination systems work more efficiently.
Regular yoga practice has been shown to reduce the number of migraines in chronic migraine sufferers
Those fighting or recovering from cancer frequently take advantage of the benefits that yoga provides. Cancer patients who practice yoga gain strength, raise red blood cells, experience less nausea during chemotherapy, and have a better overall well-being.
The slow, deliberate movement of yoga poses coupled with the gentle pressure exerted on the joints provides an excellent exercise to relieve arthritis symptoms. Also, the stress relief associated with yoga loosens muscles that tighten joints.
There is some evidence to show that reducing symptoms of asthma and even reduction in asthma medication are the result of regular yoga.
35. Low risk of injury
Due to the low impact of yoga and the controlled aspect of the motions, there is a very low risk of injury during yoga practice compared to other forms of exercise.
Most yogis report a huge reduction in the amount of hostility they feel as well as a sense of control when anger flares. This calm effect is likely from the relaxation and meditation that is incorporated in their yoga practice that leads to an overall calming of the nervous system. Less hostility means lower blood pressure and stress and a healthier approach to life.
Regular yoga practice provides consistent energy. In fact, most yogis state that when you perform your yoga correctly, you will feel energized after your yoga session rather than tired.
Concentrating so intently on what your body is doing has the effect of bringing calmness. Yoga also introduces you to meditation techniques, such as watching how you breathe and disengagement from your thoughts, which help calm the mind.
Yoga’s incorporation of meditation and breathing can help improve a person’s mental well-being.
“Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness; increases body awareness; relieves chronic stress patterns; relaxes the mind; centers attention; and sharpens concentration,” — Dr. Nevins.
Body- and self-awareness are particularly beneficial, she adds, “because they can help with early detection of physical problems and allow for early preventive action.”
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