There is a reason why yoga has been around for thousands of years. Its health benefits are abundant. From helping keep a healthy heart to building up your core strength yoga is something that we all try to do to improve our day-to-day lifestyles. Here are our top 6 reasons why we think yoga will benefit you.
It makes you happier!
Who doesn’t want to be happier? Studies have found that doing yoga regularly can actually help with depression. This is due to the fact that it can significantly increase serotonin levels and actually decrease the levels of cortisol and monoamine oxidase.
It can help you focus
In the modern world, it can be so easy to lose focus. Everything feels as if it is travelling at a million miles per hour. Doing yoga for even 20 minutes could help increase brain power. I have found, with the expert help of Yin Yoga Teacher Training that the following works well:
- Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana)
- Dancer’s Pose (Natarajasana)
- Side Plank (Vasisthasana)
- Eagle Pose (Garudasana)
- Crow Pose (Bakasana)
It Improves Your Flexibility
This may sound obvious but I think it’s worth mentioning. Improving flexibility is one of the many reasons so many people do Yoga. Having tight body parts can cause issues in your daily activities and practising yoga will eventually alleviate these problems. Things like being able to touch your toes may not come easily to start but after a few sessions, you will be amazed at what you can do.
It Can Help Boost Your Immune System
Reducing stress and increasing your bodies general strength can help your body’s immune system. How many times have you heard of people getting sick through stress or lack of sleep? Yoga helps with these things so it only makes sense that it can help make you stronger and more likely to be able to stay fit and healthy.
You will sleep better
If you are in an unfortunate situation where you suffer from insomnia, Yoga should definitely be something that you consider. When people practice yoga on a daily basis it can not only help them to sleep longer but also fall asleep faster. A good night’s sleep is hugely important so if you do have trouble sleeping, try yoga. You won’t regret it!
There Are So Many Different Types To Try
So many to try! The different styles are yoga all have their own different health benefits. Here are a few to have a look at but these are not all of them!
- Hatha yoga
- Kundalini yoga
- Bikram yoga
- Yin yoga
- Dog yoga
In summary, if you are looking for a way to help you improve the way that you live your life then practicing yoga should be a priority. Hopefully, you can see some of the reasons why in this blog but please do some more research as we’ve only scratched the surface here!