There are natural ways to feel your body, mind and inner self in harmony. If you are looking for a way to take care of your body and relax your mind, it is time for you to get a space of relaxation and spiritual connection to practice yoga. We tell you about the incredible benefits of yoga for body and mind.
Yoga is one of the most practiced ancient disciplines in the world. It is practiced by celebrities, some senior citizens, pregnant women and people with physical issues. It is not in vain, since Yoga is a spectacular way to relax the muscles and help the body to find a balance.
Basically Yoga accumulates the experience and learning of self-knowledge. A set of positions, techniques, breathing exercises and meditation involving body and mind, which seek to achieve balance, relaxation and stability of being.
It is believed that the origins of Yoga are in Swedish gymnastics, but in reality it dates back centuries. India is the country that has deepened this practice. In the western world it has already gained millions of followers and they owe it to Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu monk who is credited with the introduction of yoga in these latitudes.
Nowadays there are several types of yoga: those that focus more on the physical aspect and require perfect technique in the postures, to those that concentrate more on the mental part, for which meditation and concentration must reach a much higher level. Undoubtedly, whichever type you choose, yoga will work its benefits in you.
Here are the most common ones:
Less stress and anxiety
As we mentioned, yoga is ideal to calm the mind and bring it to a point of concentration away from the worries and stress of everyday life. This in turn helps to calm anxiety and feel calmer in the face of any eventuality. Yoga, in a way, prepares you to face your life with more calm and serenity.
Just by helping you to live less stressed, it indirectly benefits you in thousands of other ways, such as avoiding stress-related illnesses, like high blood pressure problems, nutritional imbalances, gastritis and other ailments.
Also, by living with less anxiety, we can be more aware of the present and live in more balance, without falling into states of depression, relationship problems with our environment, with food and with other social and emotional issues.
Another very important benefit is to improve the general posture of the body, especially the back.
People with sciatica or muscle contractures can be improved after a few months of practicing yoga. But be careful, always under the supervision of a professional and with medical approval, as there are postures that if not practiced as they should, can have the opposite effect.
In addition, yoga postures force the body to train the elasticity and flexibility of the muscles, also favoring joint mobility and thus preventing the dreaded injuries.
More Trained Lungs
On the other hand, being a discipline that is largely supported by breathing, it is a very good exercise for lung function, developing the strength of the inspiratory and expiratory muscles. This is very good news for those who suffer from certain ailments such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, among others.
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