Yoga is a centuries old practice that incorporates together the mind, body and soul. It helps control anxiety and promote relaxation. Yoga offers a myriad of health benefits. This International Yoga Day, take a look at some of the health benefits of yoga:
Stress is the major culprit in ruining a person’s life and their expectations. Especially for those who tend to hold their stress in, these people soon lose the ability to focus. Stress fiddles with a person's mind and they become less creative. You might develop bad eating habits and eventually lose sleep, which can then lead to depression.
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Yoga has the ability to improve breathing, thereby prevent the occurrence of asthma and other respiratory diseases. It also helps those suffering from arthritis or any other problems.
Better Heart Health
Hypertension is one of the main problems that lead to cardiovascular diseases such as stroke and cardiac arrest. Multiple studies have shown that lowering blood pressure can help boost heart health. Practising yoga promotes a healthy lifestyle as it can also help decrease the levels of “bad” cholesterol.
Chronic pain is a common problem that affects a great number of people and practising yoga has helped reduce the problem. Yoga also improves a person’s physical ability, especially those who suffer from osteoarthritis.
Promotes Better Sleep
Yoga can help promote better sleep. Sleep is extremely important for a good and healthy body, a poor sleep quality results in major health problems such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, depression, etc. Your body will produce more energy when completely rested and this will also help in improving the quality of life.
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Helps Control Diabetes
Regular yoga practice can control the complications of diabetes; sometimes it even cures the disease. Even doctors recommend yoga for treating abnormal sugar levels. Yoga can help curb the problem from its root. It is a holistic treatment that aims to eliminate the real cause of any disease. It improves the blood circulation in the body which then helps manage blood sugar levels.
Helps in Weight Loss
It is a natural way to help with your weight problems. It improves the metabolic system, which encourages weight loss. Kapal Bharti, Veerbhadrasana, Ardha Chandrasna, Utkatasana and Surya Namaskar are some of the yoga positions that help lose weight.
Keeps you Fit
A healthy human being is someone who is at peace with their body, mind and soul. Yoga does exactly this – you become illness-free and you are mentally and physically fit. It also fills you with enthusiasm.
Helps Achieve Inner Peace
Yoga helps your mind fight the hustle-bustle of life and promotes spiritual calmness that ultimately helps your mind to get away from stressors. It increases concentration levels and enhances attentiveness. It also helps people to overcome their mood swings, thus bringing a feeling of happiness and satisfaction.
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