Yoga originated in India about 5000 years ago and is now adapted in several other countries as well. Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing. If you begin practice yoga everyday it will boost your physical and mental health.
Studies suggest that yoga is a safe and effective way to increase strength, flexibility and balance. Continuous yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, aches and pains. Yoga also effectively cures depression, stress, back pain and arthritis.
I practice Yoga on a daily basis and enjoy the health benefits of it. There is no age restriction to learn and practice Yoga, some people started to practice yoga at the age of 70 and regret not having started it earlier in their life. Yoga is taught in many places these days like health clubs, schools and community centres. The benefits are explained in detail as under:
When you start practicing you probably won’t feel much flexibility but if you practice on a regular basis you will feel more flexibility in your body. After some time you may even be able to practice impossible yoga posses. As the body becomes more flexible you will begin to notice body aches disappearing.
Increases muscle strength
Strong muscles protect us from conditions such as body aches, back pain and also help in maintaining balance in elderly people. Through daily yoga practice your muscle strength will increase and enable you to become stronger.
Cardio and circulatory health
If you practice Yoga on a regular basis it keeps your blood flowing meaning that Yoga provides more oxygen to the blood cells, which keep you healthy. The relaxation exercises you learn in yoga can help to improve blood circulation in all parts of your body. The healthy blood can protect you from heart attacks and strokes.
Lowers your blood pressure
You can cure high blood pressure through yoga. If you practice Anulomvilom on a regular basis you will be able to get your blood pressure down to the normal level.
Lowers blood sugar
Yoga lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels, which are most common these days. Yoga breathing practice is best to cure these conditions.
Helps you focus
Yoga helps you focus on the present. Regular yoga practice improves your memory and IQ scores, it is said that people who practice Yoga Meditation are less distracted by negative thoughts.
Reduces your body aches
If you practice Yoga on a regular basis it reduces or even eliminates your body aches. Yoga poses and meditation reduces back pain and provides relief from arthritis. When you relieve your pain through yoga you will feel move active.
Improves inner strength
Practicing Yoga will get more oxygen to your blood and you will feel more energetic than ever before. You will want to start eating better and exercise more as a result stay healthy for longer.
These are few of the benefits of practicing yoga. Once you start practicing it your life will change for the better.