Yoga International Day | 21 June 2018 | Amazing Benefits of Yoga
Yoga is not just about bending or twisting the body and holding the breath. It is a mechanism to bring you into a state where you see and experience reality just the way it is. If you allow your energies to become exuberant and ecstatic, your sensory body expands. This enables you to experience the whole universe as a part of yourself, making everything one – this is the union that yoga creates.
What is Yoga ?
Many people call it an ancient method of training, and others call it a set of difficult poses. But the word ‘yoga’ actually means union. It is a practice that connects the body, mind, and spirit through different body postures, meditation, and controlled breathing.
What are the benefits of Yoga ?
Internal Health Benefits
Improves the circulation of blood. This means better transportation of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Improved blood flow also indicates healthier organs and glowing skin.
Lowers Blood Pressure
When you practice it regularly, the blood circulation in the body is enhanced. This also allows oxygenation in the body. There is a significant reduction in blood pressure as the body calms down.
It helps you relax your mind completely. It helps you work on unnecessary tensions, thus facilitating better sleep.
External Health Benefits
Increases Core Strength
When your core is strong, your body is strong. Your core holds the weight of the body. It also helps you heal better and increases your resistance to injuries. Also works on the core and makes it strong, flexible, and very healthy.
Maintains Ideal Weight
With an increased or regulated metabolism, and a workout that helps you build lean muscle, yoga can work wonderfully to reduce, increase or maintain your ideal weight.
Balance & Focus
It also aims at increasing balance and focus as it allows you to gain control over your body. Regular practice will improve your ability to balance the poses in the class and focus well outside the class.
Emotional Health Benefits
When you are on the mat, you focus on the practice. This means that all your attention is concentrated on the matter at hand, and your mind slowly drains out the stress and troubles that are plaguing it.
When you practice yoga, repressed feelings surface. While you may feel sad, the negative energy is released. This helps to combat depression.
Builds Self-Control & Self-Acceptance
The controlled movements teach you how to render that self-control to all the facets of your life.
Yoga brings about a journey of self-awareness and betterment of health. Your self-esteem improves, and you become more confident.
Happy Yoga Day to all !! Let’s all urge people around the world to embrace yoga. Let’s share this beautiful art form with joy by teaching the people around you. Making planet a healthier one.