7 REASONS TO PRACTICE YOGA
Studies show that yoga can help ease stress and lower your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Especially now, during these hard days, it is easy to fall into the depression, so we should find all possible ways to keep on positive, and yoga is one of them.
2. Improve Heart Health. Alone or in combination with a healthy lifestyle, yoga may help decrease risk factors for heart disease.
3.Promote Sleep Quality.
A lot of my friends since the beginning of the lockdown complain of the lack of quality sleep. So if you have the same solution, try to install the yoga routine and sleep like a baby.Some of the reasons of poor sleep have been associated with obesity, depression, high blood pressure among other disorders. Yoga may help to improve your sleep quality thanks to its effects of melatonin and its impact on several common contributors to sleep problems.
4.Improve Flexibility and Balance. A recent study showed the impact of 10 weeks yoga practice on 26 athletes, they improved their sportive results, resistance and balance thanks to yoga. During the first class you won’t be able to do all the postures and maybe even touch your toes. However, if you stick to it, soon you will feel that aches and pain will disappear, your body and mind will feel more free.
5.Build Muscle Strength.
Strong deep muscles protect us from conditions like arthritis,back pain and help prevent falls in elderly people. And when you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility.
6.Relieve Anxiety and Make you Happier. Yoga practice, emphasise the importance of being present in every moment and find a sense of peace with yourself.
7.Promote Healthy Eating Habits.
Mindful or intuitive eating, is a concept that encourages being present in the moment while eating. It is about paying attention to the texture, smell, taste and being aware of the sensation, thoughts that you have while eating.