6 Reasons to try yoga

6 Reasons to try yoga

Yoga is an ancient Indian health regimen that has become popular all over the world. This is because research has conclusively proven the many benefits of consistent yoga practice. If you are still in doubt, here are six good reasons to try yoga.

  1. To Feel Good

Seasoned yoga practitioners say the practice makes them feel connected and aware. Yoga practice can help to reduce stress and tension. Perform the poses at your own pace to boost your mood.  In a research study, participants who did yoga reported lower hostility, sadness, and stress compared to those who didn’t. The participants also said they felt serene and self-assured after a yoga workout.

  1. For Better Concentration

A research project conducted by the American College of Sports Medicine reveals that yoga practice can boost concentration, reduce anxiety, and enhance motivation. Another study at the University of Illinois found that performing yoga poses can improve brain function and focus.

  1. To Enhance Your Flexibility

Yoga practice consists of gentle stretching that enhances the body’s flexibility and reduces the risk of injury. The poses make the body’s muscles limber and warm. Stretch yourself a little more every day to gradually improve your capacity to perform difficult poses.

  1. For Balance and Strength

Middle-aged people and seniors experience loss of balance as they age and suffer injuries due to falls. For this reason, hip and back surgeries are common in these age groups. Regular yoga practice can help as it improves balance as well as strength. It makes the core strong which can prevent back injuries.

  1. To Improve Your Posture 

Computer users and those who lead a sedentary lifestyle may suffer from bad posture. They can improve their posture through yoga poses that ease tense muscles in the upper back and shoulders. Regular yoga practice can strengthen these muscles and provide a confident posture.

  1. Yoga is Holistic

Yoga is more than an exercise regimen that enhances physical health. It is, in fact, a way of life that unites and harmonizes the mind, body, and spirit. If you suffer from a physical ailment like back pain, yoga can treat the condition holistically and help you get rid of it. Consistent yoga practice can serve to boost your physical, psychological, and spiritual health.

Conclusion

Yoga is a relatively cheap and convenient health regimen as you can perform the poses at home after learning the basics from a qualified instructor.

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17 Comments

  1. Olivia Nelson Reply

    I never knew that yoga can help improve your concentration. I would imagine that if it really does help improve focus it would also be nice because it would help relax you. I’ve been having trouble focusing at work so maybe I should look for a yoga studio nearby to help improve my focus.

  2. Derek Dewitt Reply

    My wife and I have been thinking about starting yoga together to get in shape but we aren’t sure yet. I had no idea that yoga poses could also help improve your posture. We both sit really hunched over so maybe this can help us actually. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Deb Pearl Reply

    I have been trying to think of an activity that I could do with my husband and someone suggested that we should try yoga. I have never done yoga before and wanted to know some benefits of yoga. That is great that it will help improve our posture by helping ease tense muscles! We both have desk jobs and it would be good if we can help stretch our muscles! Thank you for the information!

  4. Healthylife Reply

    Yoga is not only a healthy practice, but its also an eco-healthy one. Yoga has incredible benefits. Thanks For sharing valuable reasons. Keep up the great work.

  5. Elsa Anderson Reply

    I appreciate that you say regular yoga practice can improve balance as well as strength because it works to make your core stronger. This would be a great benefit for my mom because she always talks about how she is losing her sense of balance. Also, it would be great to have better concentration and the fact that yoga can help with this and enhance motivation is a huge benefit.

  6. Amanda Drew Reply

    Thanks for pointing out that yoga will help increase your flexibility. I want to start a new exercise program for myself. I’ll have to find somewhere to take beginner yoga from.

  7. Sam Li Reply

    I love what you said about yoga being a good way to develop muscles and to provide a confident posture. I would say that it’s a great way to socialize and meet people, too, if done in a larger group setting. My wife and I are thinking about enrolling in a yoga class, so we’ll spend some time searching for the best one out there.

  8. joy butler Reply

    Yoga is great. I never realized how many benefits it actually has. I could really use some help concentrating and you said that yoga can help. Maybe that’s the change I need to improve my concentration.

  9. Nagesh Reply

    Wow, Nice information By doing yoga we will get all of these benefits. I will use yoga for my Concentration improvement.

    Thanks for sharing nice information.

  10. Dave Anderson Reply

    That is really nice that yoga can improve my balance and my strength. Maybe it would be good to take a yoga class sometime soon to help me out with that. Then I could be a lot more well balanced and strong.

  11. Anny Reply

    I have learned yoga through Youtube. Yes, it helps “To Improve my Posture”. By the way, I appreciate those points. Thank you so much for this brilliant writing.

  12. Dave Anderson Reply

    That is interesting that yoga improves balance as well as strength. Maybe it would be good to get some yoga classes to take sometime soon. This is something I am going to have to look into doing so I can improve my balance.

  13. Dave Anderson Reply

    That is nice that yoga can help to boost concentration. Maybe it would be good for me to start doing yoga to help boost my concentration. This is something I am going to have to look into doing sometime soon.

  14. Dave Anderson Reply

    That is nice that yoga consists of gentle stretching and enhancing the body’s flexibility. Maybe it would be good to start taking yoga classes soon. Then I would be able to enhance my body’s flexibility efficiently.

  15. Derek McDoogle Reply

    I like how you said that yoga practice can help to reduce stress and tension. My wife is looking for a new way to distress and takes some free time as well. Personally, I believe that working out or trying a new activity that she has never exoperinced before would be nice and fun. I will let her know to think about yoga lessons.

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