“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self”
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that highly affects the quality of living. Yoga involves asanas that help in developing the strength, flexibility, and balance between the mind, body, and breath. Nowadays yoga has been practiced widely by a large number of people to stay fit and keep themselves free from many health problems. Yoga is known for its ability to ease stress and enhance the peace of mind. Being physically fit is important to maintain the quality of life and yoga helps you stay fit. It provides many physical benefits and promotes relaxation. Yoga has many benefits and its impact can easily be experienced.
1. Stress Management
At some point in life, everyone deals with stress but controlling the level of stress is immensely important. Stress is highly associated with many behavioural disorders and if stress is not managed properly then it can be the first step towards behavioural disorders. We can never completely avoid yoga but we can adopt some steps that can help in reducing stress. Yoga helps you reduce stress. Stress is associated with mental and emotional strain and stress can help you release the emotions that are stuck in your mind and results in giving peace to the mind.
Also, Meditation is a very powerful tool for relaxing the mind. Meditation for few minutes can make you relieve from the stressful thoughts and also helps you breathe more effectively. It produces a deep state of relaxation and during meditation, you need to eliminate all the negative thoughts that cause stress and just focus on the meditation. It results in an enhanced emotional well being. Some other yoga asanas for reducing stress
- Balasana (Child pose)
- Savasana (corpse pose)
- Pranayama techniques
- Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
2. Improves the symptoms of diseases
To treat any health problem, medication plays an important role but there are many natural ways that can increases the efficiency of medicines and Yoga is one such way. Yoga is said to be the most effective natural way that can help you reduce the symptoms of many health problems. Heart disease is considered as one of the leading reason for deaths in modern world and yoga can control the symptoms of heart disease to some extent. Arthritis is another leading disease and causes immense pain. Yoga or particularly Surya Namaskar can relieve arthritis pain. Arthritis is a disorder of joints and yoga is the best way to beat pain and improves the stiffness in the body. It is beneficial for other health issues as well such as kidney problem, constipation, problems in the proper circulation of blood etc.. Some of the effective yoga poses include
- Uttanasana (standing forward bend)
- Sarvangasana (Shoulder stand pose)
3. Weight management
Yoga is considered as an effective tool towards weight management and it helps in burning a quite good number of calories. Being overweight usually indicates that the body is high in toxicity and detoxification helps in losing weight. When the body is high in toxicity, it means that the organs such as kidney, liver are not functioning properly and it leads to an excess body weight. Yoga helps in detoxifying the body and helps the organs to function properly. It is believed that yoga is the best form of exercise to keep your body toned and to lose a required weight. There are many yoga poses that are effective for weight loss and some of the yoga poses that can help to shed extra pounds are
- Navasana (boat pose)
- Setu Bandha Sarvangasana ( Bridge variation)
- Phalakasana (plank pose)
- Ardha chandrasana ( Half moon pose)
Yoga shoes its impact on us from head to toe and starting a day with yoga eliminates the negative thoughts and promotes positivity. Share this blog with your family and friends and aware them about the benefits of yoga.