Yoga is attainable to everybody, no matter how fit or flexible. Undertaking a regular yoga practice can bring many benefits both to your body and mind.
There are many benefits of practiceing yoga these include:
Increases your self-esteem
Many people suffer from low self-esteem, some people handle this in a negative way, by drinking too much, overeating, taking drugs, working too hard, having lots of different partners etc., in these cases they often pay the price with bad health, both physically and mentally. With a regular yoga practice you can find a positive approach and you will experience better health, plus feeling of empathy, forgiveness and gratitude, as well as a sense that you are part of a bigger cosmic universe.
Helps you focus
An important aspect of yoga is concentrating on the present moment in time. Studies have found that regular yoga practice can improve coordination, memory, reaction time and even IQ scores.
Encourages a healthy lifestyle
Move more, eat less—that’s the adage of many a dieter. Yoga can help on both fronts. A regular practice gets you moving and burns calories, and the spiritual and emotional dimensions of your practice may encourage you to address any eating and weight problems on a deeper level. Yoga may also inspire you to become a more conscious eater.
Regular yoga practice gets you active and burns calories. Yoga can aspire you to become more conscious of what you consume.The spiritual and emotional dimensions of your yoga practice can cause you to address any weight or eating problems on a deeper level.
Yoga and meditation will build self-awareness. The more self-aware you are the easier it is to break away from destructive emotions, such as anger and develop the ability to step back and see the situation from a clearer perspective. Yoga can increase feelings of compassion by calming the nervous system and the mind.
Improves your balance
The regular practice of yoga improves balance and proprioception, which has been linked to knee problems and back pain. Postures such as Tree Pose can make us feel more balanced on and off of the yoga mat. For the elderly good balance can mean fewer falls.
Gives you inner strength
Yoga can help you make changes in your life. In fact, that might be its greatest strength. Tapas, the Sanskrit word for “heat,” is the fire, the discipline that fuels yoga practice and that regular practice builds. The tapas you develop can be extended to the rest of your life to overcome inertia and change dysfunctional habits. You may find that without making a particular effort to change things, you start to eat better, exercise more, or finally quit smoking after years of failed attempts.
Yoga can help you make changes to your lifestyle. You may find that without making too much effort you start to eat better, give up smoking, choose the healthy options when it comes to food, and exercise more. Tapas the Sanskrit word for ‘heat’ is the discipline that fuels your yoga practice and that regular practice builds