If you are a beginner and new to yoga, here are a few reasons to start this amazing journey.
Yoga improves your flexibility which is the most obvious of benefits. Did you know that it helps build strong muscles that protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain and also helps prevent falls in the elderly.
Many postures in yoga require that you lift your own weight. There have been many studies showing that weight-bearing exercise strengthens bones and helps ward off osteoporosis.
I know that I used to be prone to sore neck and back pain due to my poor posture. Poor posture can cause back, neck and joint problems. When you slump over this can cause pain and degenerative arthritis of the spine.
It is all about relaxation which can help the circulation in your hands and feet as well. There are several postures in yoga that increase your blood flow. Many of these poses encourage blood from the legs to flow back to the heart, where it can be pumped to the lungs to be freshly oxygenated.
Yoga also helps you focus. Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves coordination, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores.
Did you know that doing yoga can increase your immune system? There are so many reasons to try this amazing exercise. The video below is for beginners or seasoned users as well. You can do a little at a time if you are not ready for the full workout, and work your way up to more advanced techniques.
Also stress is implicated in so many health problems—from migraines and insomnia to lupus, MS, eczema, high blood pressure, and heart attacks—if you learn to quiet your mind, you’ll be likely to live longer and healthier.
For me, the best part of yoga is that it helps me to relax and let the troubles of the day go. Give it a try; you will be glad you did. Please like and share with someone who would enjoy all these health benefits.