Yoga comes with many health benefits, including reducing chronic pain, stabilising blood pressure and stress relief. Furthermore, it can improve strength, flexibility, breathing, balance, spine and mental health, and blood flow.
On International Yoga Day, here is a look at the benefits of practising the asanas:
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Keeping Mind Calm
Practising yoga and meditation daily can help keep stress and anxiety at bay. It can improve your sleep quality, which in turn helps with productivity, focus and helps you stay calmer. According to a pan-India 2022 survey by ThinkRight.me, a majority of Indians (about 66 per cent) adopted yoga and meditation to reduce stress.
It is also believed that self-confidence increases in people who practise yoga, making them lead happier lives.
Make You Agile
Taking up yoga will help you become more agile and improve your balance and flexibility. It can also help increase resilience/stamina, mobility and flexion.
For Stronger Muscles
The slow movements in asanas can help strengthen the muscles in the body. Yoga consists of various poses that can also improve the posture of the body and help with strength development. Deep-breathing meditation Furthermore can also help boost lung function.
People who are trying to lose weight can add yoga to their fitness routine. Holding certain postures of the asanas can speed up weight loss as they target the necessary areas in the body.
Yoga comes with therapeutic effects and can increase energy levels. The deep breathing techniques balance the oxygen in the body, further helping with energy levels.
A Health Heart
Yoga is known to control blood pressure and manage the heart rate. It can also help in reducing cholesterol levels and increase blood circulation.