8 Benefits of Yoga


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Top 8 benefits of Yoga
Life is full of hustle and bustle these days, people don’t have time for their own self and this fast life is one of the reasons for divorces, splitting of joint family, depression etc. But this fast paced life has become a necessity these days, you can’t help but to meet the deadlines and balance professional growth with personal commitments. After all who wants to be left behind in this acute cut throat competitive world. Sometimes each one of us feels if there were 48 hours in a day life would be so much easier but since we cant change the laws of life, lets look for some alternative which will bring calmness to the never ending commotion in our minds.
Well there are ways to curb this stress and lead a peaceful life and the cure to this is – “Yoga”. Yoga, the Sanskrit word for “union”, is a practice that uses posture and breathing techniques to induce relaxation and improve strength, and its health benefits may surpass those of any other activity. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, which means ‘to join’. So the basic ideal of yoga is joining or the union of atma or soul with parmatma or god. It is explained as the union of self with the higher self. Yoga forms the basis for this process as it cleanses the mind and body of an individual, which is a prerequisite for the same.

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Whether you practice yoga to relax, stretch, breathe, meditate, or simply because it’s in fashion, you may not realize the numerous health benefits of yoga. And while there are many different kinds of yoga, ranging from the more gentle hatha yoga to the more strenuous, like Bikram yoga or power yoga, every form of yoga improves your health from head to toe People have different opinions about yoga and yogic kriyas but the fact of life is yoga does relieve the body of the tension.

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Here I present to you top 8 benefits of doing yoga.
1.Relieves stress
Stress is the no 1 killer affecting the emotional and the physical well being of a person. It calms down the nerves and lowers the amount of cortisol in the body.

2.Helps in reducing body Ailments
After the continuos practices of the asans and the meditation, patients suffereing from mild to severe diseases have reported less pain and less discomfort.

3. Better breathing techniques
Yoga teaches us the art of breathing. Slow, controlled breath movement increases the lung function and thereby bring peace and harmony in life.

4. Flexibility in the Body
Regular practice of yogic asanas give flexibility to the body. The benefits of yoga will include lengthening the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your body to help you become more flexible.

5. Increases physical and mental Strength
The body gets increased strength due to daily meditation and exercises which in turn brings strength to the muscles and the mind.

6.Weight Management
Daily exercises not only burn the extra calories but it also keeps the body fit. The cholesterol level goes down and it helps in fat loss and weight management.

7. Inner Peace and calmness
What more could you want. This is one of the primary reasons that people do daily exercises of yoga. This is one of the most important benefits of yoga and is also one of the more easy ones to attain.
8. Focuses on the present
The people who practice yoga daily start living in the present, they don’t worry much about the future and don’t care the least about the past.

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Above listed are only a few benefits of yoga, amidst all the complications in life, yoga caters to all needs, its like one solution to many problems. I would advice you all to spare atleast one hour everyday and see the changes for yourself after a few days.

Love
Shivani

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6 thoughts on “8 Benefits of Yoga

  1. Very nice article! :waytogo: The best thing about Yoga is that it helps in sort of ‘massaging’ the internal organs that few other exercises can.

    1. Yoga definitely soothes both the body and the mind :woot: :woot: n second pic, impossible for me as well :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana:

  2. awesme article shivani…me been searching for an affordable power yoga intructer since long… but no luck :(( :(( :((

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