Yoga has become a very popular activity recently in our western world, but it has actually been around for thousands of years. Surprisingly, yoga has many health benefits and was originally used for these benefits. However, we see celebrities and athletes toting around their mats and think it is all for vanity purposes. We see viral pictures of “skinny” people bending in impossible looking ways and think that it is only for a certain body type. The reality is that anyone can do some form of yoga, and that it can be very beneficial in so many different ways.
In this constantly changing weather temperatures we’ve been having lately, I think the most important benefit at the moment is immunity. Yoga has frequently been correlated to a stronger immune system. Accompanying, yoga improves circulation, which allows the transportation of nutrients and oxygen to all parts of the body. Going through the different movement massages the internal glands and organs clearing the body of harmful toxins. Yoga has been known to balance metabolism which can help lead to a healthier weight. Finally, blood pressure is lowered, bringing us to the emotional benefits of yoga.
Yoga is one of the best activities to reduce stress. It can also stabilize your mood and ease depression and anxiety. Yoga connects both the body and the mind which creates numerous emotional releases that lead to a more positive and stable outlook on life.
Finally, there are many physical benefits to yoga. Yoga can improve posture, increase and balance muscular strength, increase flexibility, and help with healthier sleep patterns.
Anyone can do yoga and everyone can benefit from it. Do yourself a favor and join a yoga class today.
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