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YogaJun, 15 2017

Yoga Health Benefits

Though Yoga has been in practice from many years, still it is opted as a method that assures you get amazing results.

By Madhusree Chowdhury

Numerous people are making attempts to improve their state of health these days and hence looking out for new measures that can help them with the same. A much followed fad since the past is dieting. However with the advancement of science, traditional exercises and dieting have been pushed aside by new methods that assure you with toning muscles and burning fat. Yoga is one of those new methods that assure you amazing results. Also not to be overlooked, yoga health benefits are not just meant for toning your muscles, rather they are much beyond the same.

The first thing that comes to concern with the term yoga health benefits is the physical benefits. Yoga trains a body to remain in correct posture irrespective of the task you are doing. The array of poses assists in toning the body muscles accordingly. Yoga also helps in regularizing the blood flow via various breathing techniques which assist the body to gain the requisite amount of oxygen needed. All these also regularize the brain functioning. Although these following might not seem to be aspects hitched to physical health you usually are thinking about, but improving these aspects will provide a great difference in the manner you feel.

"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others." ~ Peace Pilgrim

Keep stress and tension away with Yoga

You can’t work properly unless and until your mind is set free from all sorts of stress and tensions. Yoga is an amazing way to reduce stress as well as relax the mind. The techniques that are practiced include various bodily poses along with breathing exercises which together gives your soul and mind the much needed respite. Also the same bids bye to negative energy and refills positivity. Your body and mind functioning is boosted accordingly as you keep on practicing yoga. Not to be overlooked, it is only a healthy mind and body that results into a healthy immune system with which you can fight off infection and diseases.

Talking of the yoga health benefits, practicing yoga enhances your physical strength and stamina, cognition power, normalizes the weight, and helps in keeping your body feel good despite of rigorous physical strength. The feeling of wellness is something that you will always experience once you start yoga practices.

Deciding to commit to a daily routine is not an easy task. Before you start with any exercise or diet routine, it is very essential to consult your physician. Though yoga is rated as a safe practice, but for those having balance issues, it is necessary to find out ways for supporting themselves so as to keep away from encountering any sort of injuries. Before you go ahead with grabbing knowledge about yoga and yoga health benefits, it is always necessary to purchase a mat that you are comfortable using for your routine task.

“The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome,” says Dr. Nevins.

Types of yoga and their benefits
Even deep meditation and deep breathing can soothe your body and mind accordingly. Presently there are over 100 different types of yoga among which some are intense and fast-paced while others are relaxing and gentle.

Here are some examples of yoga forms and the myriad of yoga health benefits respectively:

Hatha: This form is mostly associated with breathing and some basic movements.

Vinyasa: It is a series of poses smoothly flowing into one another.

Power: It is a high-intensity and fast practice building muscle.

Ashtanga: It is recognized as a series of poses combining some specific breathing pattern.

Bikram: Also at times referred as hot yoga, it is actually a series of about 26 challenging poses that are performed in a heated room.

Iyenger: This type of yoga makes use of props like straps, blocks, chairs etc. for helping you to move the body in a proper alignment.

The intensity of a person’s yoga workouts largely depends upon the form of yoga he or she has chosen. As of those mentioned above, while power and Bikram yoga are more challenging and fast, the iyengar and hatha are slow and gentle. Depending upon the type of yoga you are taking up, the yoga health benefits are subject to vary. However what all the poses have in common are enhanced body flexibility, strength, focus and stamina.

To wrap up, though dieting is a measure you can take up for reducing weight, but the benefits that yoga renders are something that you can enjoy with dieting. Hence, if you are keen to absorb all the yoga health benefits, make it a routine to practice yoga on a regular basis.

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