BENEFITS OF YOGASANA – HOW YOGA WILL IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

BENEFITS OF YOGASANA – HOW YOGA WILL IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH


Yoga has become extremely popular in recent
times, but is actually an ancient practice that has been vital to health and wellbeing
in the Indian subcontinent for millenia. In this video, we look at 5 ways Yoga can
benefit you… 1. Improve Flexibility, Strength and Posture
– Doing Yoga everyday stretches and tones your muscles, with postures such as the plank
working the whole upper body – These are simple exercises that will be
accessible for most people to do and don’t require any specific equipment
– With techniques outlined for beginners through to advanced practitioners, you will grow and
naturally see your body adjust over time – All of which will help you feel more confident
about yourself 2. Increase Energy
– Yoga is often practiced in conjunction with meditation and meditative breathing techniques
– Meaning that the combination of exercise, breathing and relaxation can help give you
an energy boost for the day ahead – This is because Yoga is designed to awaken
energy centres, of chakra, in the body – …and various poses, such as the cobra
pose, are specifically designed to help your intake of oxygen to help this process 3. Reduce Stress
– Yoga has been shown to greatly benefit people sufferring with stress by helping to reduce
stress – This is because Yoga is made up of three
key components used in combating stress, which are exercise, breathing and meditation
– It has also been shown people practicing Yoga are better able to control their heart
rate, thus keeping it lower – Stress can also cause insomnia, which again,
Yoga has been found to help people deal with and get a good night’s sleep 4. Feel Happier
– Interestingly, Yoga has been found to actually help people feel happier and be emotionally
stronger – This is because doing Yoga, like any exercise,
helps to increase Serotonin levels, the hormone that makes you feel happier
– So doing just 15 minutes of Yoga everyday can significantly help your mental health
– Studies have also shown that the brain’s gamma-aminobutyric levels are higher after
practicing yoga, with GABA levels being associated with lower levels of depression and anxiety 5. Improve Concentration
– To practice Yoga needs concentration, focus and control in order to gain the most benefits
– As you do poses, you also need to focus on your breathing patterns, which serves to
help your mind relax and take in more oxygen – This will help you gain mental clarity,
helping your memory and focus as a result – By feeling more relaxed and less tense,
we help to recall memories or thoughts more easily, helping our mental cognition Thanks for watching, please Like, Share and
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