What Yoga Can Do For You
The key to good posture is a strong core, and yoga is largely focussed on building core strength. In addition to pulling your spine into position, it can also strengthen connective tissues, joints, and breathing, all of which play a major part in you standing tall and proud, rather than slumping into yourself. Once you start to feel your strength improving, you should also start to feel yourself straightening up.
This gives your internal organs more room too! Yoga is an extremely popular activity for many people, and there is so much that it can do for you! From improving posture and flexibility to playing a role in maintaining normal cholesterol levels, yoga is something that we could all benefit from in our daily lives. With that said, let’s look at four of the biggest benefits of doing yoga.
Following on from perfecting your posture through strength are the dramatic improvements in flexibility you will see from practicing yoga. As ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues strengthen through yoga they also lengthen, which boosts flexibility.
The benefits of this are huge, as everyday life and moving around can become so much easier. Injuries and chronic aches may well go away, and your general health can be vastly improved too.
Life can be really stressful, and it’s very easy to let things run away from you. Yoga is perfect for bringing you back to the present and centralising your thoughts. Many different yoga techniques have a specific meditative element, but the simple practice of controlling body, breath, and brain in any context is a great way of calming the mind.
In turn, this can spill over into your everyday life and help lower stress levels. As stress is a major component of high cholesterol, this makes yoga a great choice for anyone looking to maintain normal cholesterol levels.
Ok, so yoga isn’t about burning hundreds of calories, but it can play a role in controlling weight. In part, that’s because the practice of yoga itself energises the body and does burn calories.
Also, regular exercise has a positive mental effect, as we’ve already looked at, and that’ll always keep you motivated to achieve your goals!
As long as you’re eating healthily and keeping active, yoga is certainly one of the best exercises to promote a positive mind and body.
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