Health,  Mental Health

Yoga Benefits Your Health in Great Ways

Never underestimate the power of a workout session. Your workout regime can take any form. From walking to cycling to indulging in a session of yoga, each one of them is beneficial. A common misconception prevails that one should only work out if he is obese. However, it is not true. Everyone should exercise regardless of his weight as it will aid you in keeping healthy. I enjoy yoga.

Here are all how it has been beneficial for me.

Decreased Stress

There was a time when I related my happiness and decreased stress levels to my Cox Cable Essential package. As it allowed me to drift away from the realities of the world at times as I indulged in binge-watching my favorite season or listening to songs. By the way, I still do but for a different reason now. The same Internet package now allows me to watch some of the prominent instructors teach yoga.

To be honest, yoga has been a greater stress reliever than all the shows and songs I swore by. Yoga is famous for easing stress and promoting relaxation in an individual. Scientific studies also back this point up by confirming that yoga decreases the secretion of the stress hormone – cortisol. For best results, pair yoga with meditation and see the magic happen.

Relieved Anxiety

Often people use stress and anxiety interchangeably. Individuals who do so couldn’t be more wrong about the meanings of these two words. They are not the same. So, apart from decreasing stress levels, yoga also helped me in relieving the anxiety. According to research, women with high anxiety levels started yoga and after two months their anxiety reduced a great deal. Note that they did not perform yoga daily. Only twice every week.

So, you do not have to put in a lot of effort to indulge in sessions of yoga. However, whenever you do, make sure that there is no distraction. It is not yet clear how yoga exactly aids in relieving anxiety. But many believe that it emphasizes living in the moment and that can be a major factor.

Reduced Inflammation

Apart from having a positive effect on your mental health, yoga will also help to improve your physical health. Individuals often complain about inflammation. That is a normal immune response. However, chronic inflammation is not at all normal. And it can lead to heart diseases apart from diabetes. Therefore, you must keep your inflammation under control.

In case you are wondering what would help, yoga is the answer. Studies suggest that yoga helps in decreasing inflammation in people who complain about suffering through it.

Helped in Sleeping

I started complaining about disturbed sleeping patterns and yoga helped me to regulate those as well. The relaxation that one gets from yoga helps in having a good night’s sleep. Therefore, a gentle yoga session before bed can help you do wonders. Forget about various pills and oils that claim to put you to sleep. Try yoga and you will see the difference.

However, make sure that you try the right postures that can help you in sleeping For example, relaxing postures including forwarding fold. Look for postures that are beneficial for putting you to sleep.

Reduced Chronic Back Pain

Among the many things that yoga can help cure, chronic back pain is one such complaint that many people have. The muscular strength and flexibility that helps you to develop help you in fighting back pain as well. Researches suggest that this exercise is better for curing back pain than medicines at times.

However, you need to be careful when you indulge in a session of exercise dealing with back pain. You would need an instructor so that you do not end up trying the wrong postures. Also, begin with gentle yoga as your body won’t be able to handle the increased burden that you put on it all of a sudden. You would also want to check with your doctor if you can practice certain postures.

Ease Asthma Symptoms

For those who suffer from this irritating problem, there is good news for you. Yoga can help you to fight some of the symptoms of asthma. Note that it is not a cure but a way of reducing the symptoms. This, in turn, can help you in improving your lifestyle as you would not have to deal with the issue that often. Studies suggest that this exercise helps to improve lung function which makes it possible for people suffering from asthma to breathe like normal people.

I hope you try to include yoga in your daily lives and benefit from it. Ever since I started my new job I am finding it hard to do it every day. The job before this at Cox Customer care department allowed me to do this exercise every day with ease. However, even doing it thrice a week helps you a great deal.