Learn about the health benefits of yoga and why making yoga a part of the daily life is beneficial in many ways.
The practice of yoga has spread like wildfire into homes and families across the world. Even from a basic knowledge of asanas and postures to perform in this practice, one comes very close to a healthy alignment of their own being. This alignment helps you lead life in a better manner, take better decisions, concentrate on what is necessary, and open doors for positive reinforcements.
If you’re an avid yoga practitioner, you will have experienced the above changes in your life and can attest to the positivity it has brought to you. How amazing is it to be alive in this time of the world, when there is still chance for us to make it a better place for everyone to live in harmony? The world may be chaotic, and things are leading to a war against humanity, but imagine how amazing it would be to have positive reinforcements change you as a person so that even one person does not wage this war against humanity and can think positively for the rest of their lives. Every drop fills the ocean, and in this drying ocean of humanity let us be that drop who is flowing in the current to fill this ocean.
It takes a lot of hard work, to be that drop. One must work on their selves in detail, carving the soul, maintaining support to your body and watering your mind when needed. These are the things that one can achieve through the practice of yoga. For it is a practice that discriminates no being, in age, in physical appearance, in race, in nationality in nothing that is man-made, it brings about refinement within every kind of being.
As you start on this enlightening journey, a lot of amazing health benefits will fall on your way, even major diseases like joint pains, arthritis, high blood pressure and obesity fails to continue its effects on people who practice yoga every day.
Here are a few amazing health benefits to Yoga that should motivate you further:
Say ‘Hi’ to your flexible self:
Do you feel like you walk funny because your legs don’t do a full stretch while you walk? Like you are not using your body to its full potential? Like you’re not satisfied with what your body is performing. That is because you may not have fully opened all your chakras and that is rigidifying your body tone. Yoga helps you with your flexibility, it makes you stretch to your full potential to make you realise all the space that you are fearing to take up because you may feel clumsy about using a lot of space. You learn to be at peace with the movements and even better, you feel content to be moving freely and in a wholesome manner.
Build your posture:
For some weird reason, we’re all aware of the infamous “slouch” of the shoulders, in the office, in the metros, in the bars and everywhere around you and maybe even you yourself are donning the “shoulder slouch” without your knowledge. Yoga helps you overcome your bad postures and brings in the good posture. The asanas and postures you perform while doing yoga strengthens your backbone which is the key to a good posture and they literally help you stand tall.
Correct your breath (pulls you out of the habit of shallow breathing):
The asanas in Yoga are fuelled by correct breathing. Breath is so core to yoga, because it aligns your body rhythm to affect the mental function further reaching to your spirit and bringing you closer to it. Correct breathing also reveals to you, your natural rhythm and once you find this rhythm you can start to build on it for enhancements.
Strong muscles and cardio strength:
Yoga focuses on building your cardio strength so that your muscles get the energy to build from within. When you are using an external force to put pressure on your muscles, they build themselves and remain in a state of challenge rather than a relaxed build up. When you do asanas and poses, you are accumulating and building the energy for your muscles to strengthen from within yourself and hence your body remains in a relaxed state even after rigorous yoga sessions.
There are millions who have started on a yogic journey and have reached another level of refinement altogether. For those of you still unsure, yoga originated in India and is still practiced vastly in this country. In fact, Rishikesh in India is the Hub of Yoga. There are a plenty of luxury yoga retreats in India as well, for those who can afford an exclusive yoga experience. What is better place to experience yoga, than its birthplace itself?