Yoga is an age old practice that connects the body with breath and the mind. It uses physical posture, breathing exercise, & meditation to improve overall health. Yoga, as a spiritual practice, was developed thousands of years ago.
Physical Benefits :- So, you've worked out pretty hard and now you can't move the next day? Or, regardless of if you've trained hard in the past, with every movement you make now you also make ouch noises? Well, yoga should be your go-to practice then.
The techniques incorporated in practicing yoga are quite relaxing and can lessen pain - chronic or otherwise. Apart from that occasional lower back pain, yoga can ease the pain associated with arthritis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and help relieve headaches as well.
Other physical benefits of yoga include:
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength & tone
- Improved respiration, energy & vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Cardio & circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Protection from injury
Mental Benefits:- Physical benefits aside, there are some really great mental benefits of practicing yoga. A daily dose of yoga can ward off the evil of stress. Those calculated breaths that you take while practicing yoga in the morning can help manage the devastating effects of stress on your body and mind.
These effects reveal themselves in many ways. Stress
might have been the reason behind your back or neck pain, or a sleeping problem
like insomnia, simply a headache or something serious like drug abuse or your
inability to concentrate on things that are important. Yoga can be very
effective in developing coping skills & reaching a more positive outlook on