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In honor of International Yoga Day this week, we are taking a moment to talk about some of the health and wellness benefits of yoga and why we love it!
The History of Yoga
Based on ancient Indian philosophy, Yoga is a mind and body practice. Today, the practice is widely used as a form of exercise. But back when it was first formed, the goal was to expand one’s spiritual and mental energy focusing on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
Yoga Can Help Boost Your Mood and Energy
Practicing yoga is a great way to improve both your mood and overall well-being. This is because yoga helps develop attention and compassion by focusing on the practice, instead of your surroundings. Several studies found yoga helps alleviate depressive symptoms. In fact, meditation can produce positive changes in both the immune system and brain function-win win!
Yoga Can Help Your Metabolism and Circulation
Several yoga practices like hatha yoga are known to improve strength and flexibility, but did you also know yoga can improve your metabolic rate and lower blood pressure? Why is this- because yoga practice helps regulate your circulation.
Yoga Helps Your Flexibility and Posture
It isn’t a secret stretching helps you feel good. When you first begin your practice, it may be hard to do some of the forward folds and bends, but don’t give up. With time, your flexibility will improve and loosen hamstrings and your spine. Inflexibility can lead to poor posture, which can cause neck, back, and other muscle pains.
Yoga Can Be Healing
Several studies which included patients suffering from conditions like multiple sclerosis, asthma, and cancer found yoga helped alleviate some of their pain. Since yoga is a relatively safe workout, these participants were able to practice and improve their overall wellbeing. Another study found yoga as a beneficial form of therapy and pain management took for post breast cancer patients.
Whether you are an experienced yogi or a beginner, yoga is for everyone. We can all accept the values yoga provides for our health and overall well-being. During International Yoga Day, be present in your practice and set goals for yourself. You don’t have to go to a standard or expensive class, set positive intentions for a mindful experience.