Yoga is a science that has been in practice for thousands of years. Yoga, as we all know, is aimed to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit.
Yoga has been widely practiced for thousands of years now, aiming to unite the mind, the body, and the spirit. Yoga means “union” in Sanskrit, the ancient language of India. It helps people to feel an overall sense of well-being. It is composed of physical exercises or postures (asanas) and breathing (pranayama)
Below are the benefits of practicing yoga consistently:
Teaches us about our bodies
In yoga, practicing physical postures or exercises helps us to learn how to move more freely. It also aid in moving with greater ease and awareness. The posture exercise will definitely make our bodies strong and flexible.
Boosts our confidence
Yoga can actually lift our spiritual values, but meditation actually enhances our self-confidence. We can do this by releasing tension from our mind to feel confident about our physique. The absence of any forms of anxiety, it can help in establishing an internal connection to ourselves. The result of the meditation can be seen on our perception of others and can actually aid in improving the compassion and awareness of our relationships.
Helps in losing weight
Doing yoga can actually change our approach in life, body, and eating habit. It teaches us to appreciate our body and shows us the best possible way to improve it. Changing our mindset about the food we consume is more effective weight-loss tool compared to aggressive activities we usually do using gym equipment, and then mindlessly eating a lot after workout consuming more calories.
Aids in breathing properly and lowers blood pressure
Practicing yoga continuously increases the lung capacity because of deep breathing process. If this happen, it will also have a good effect when we do intense activities like mountain climbing, plus it also enhances our stamina and endurance as well. Meditation can actually slow down the heart rate, resulting to lowering the blood pressure that can be of help to our immune system.
Doing yoga does not cost too much or not at all. You can wear anything you want as along you are free to move. A yoga mat is not actually needed, grass and carpet will do. As the technology continue to wow us, we can watch inspirational yoga videos online for free.
Improves the digestion system
Practicing yoga postures helps in massaging the body’s internal organs via facilitating the lymphatic drainage and activating the parasympathetic nervous system. It results to a regularity and relax digestive system.
Increases the body flexibility
Yoga works fine by safely stretching our muscles and helps us to practice it further. It also stretches other soft tissue in the body like the ligaments and tendons, increasing the range of motion in the joints and allowing us to move around with more ease.
Whatever we do, we should always put a goal on every activity. As for yoga, always aim to have a better and peaceful body and mind.