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The Scientific Benefits of Yoga Therapy: 6 Reasons To Start Practicing Yoga

Posted by on March 20, 2020 in Exercise and Fitness with 0 Comments

Being in good shape can not only affect your appearance but also save your nerves, increase your working capacity and raise your spirits. One of the best ways to achieve this is by practicing Yoga. It’s more than just a sporting practice, it is a therapy. Yoga therapy can help people with specific health problems, be it physical, emotional or mental, to bring balance in their life. Yoga therapy makes it possible to adapt yoga to the person and it is no longer the person who has to adapt to the yoga.

No flexibility or prerequisites are required in yoga, everyone starts where they are and progresses at their own pace on the path to health. It is a holistic lifestyle that relies on the most powerful yoga tools: physical exercises, breathing, relaxation, meditation, nutrition, visualization, etc. that touches the entire spectrum of human experience. We have listed 6 reasons why you should start practicing Yoga today.

1. Reduces Stress

Yoga is known for its ability to reduce stress and promote relaxation. It improves concentration and allows to breathe better and thus to make nervous tensions disappear. Multiple studies have shown that the practice of yoga lowers the levels of cortisol, the hormone related to stress. It not only helps to get rid of stress, anxiety, paranoia, anxiety, obsessive thoughts, but also teaches not to let these conditions in you, makes you unaffected by them. By practicing yoga regularly, you become a different person – calmer, more balanced, not subject to stress, etc.

2. Reduces Inflammation and Increases Immunity

Yoga is not only useful for mental health, but also for physical health. Yoga can reduce inflammations. The inflammation is a normal immune response, but chronic inflammation is problematic because it may lead to diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. With the weakening of the immune system, the body becomes easily hunted by various diseases. Since yoga has an integrated approach to all organs and systems of the body, exercises, one way or another, strengthen the immune system. It activates the natural forces of the body and enhances blood circulation, thus helps to better cleanse the body waste and harmful substances, and leads to greater resistance to disease by increasing the level of immunity.

3. Improves Heart Health

Many people are battling with blood pressure due to the wrong lifestyle. High blood pressure is one of the leading causes of heart disease: reducing blood pressure could reduce the risk of stroke and heart failure. Several studies suggest that yoga can improve heart health, and effectively protect the heart against diseases. One of the major factors of cardiovascular diseases is stress. Yoga not only helps in reducing stress but also allows you to train the cardio system. Pranayama and meditation lower blood pressure and help fight heart disease.

4. Reduces Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is multidimensional. It is certainly less intense, but much more regular, which causes the body to continuously send warning signals to the brain. The body feels in constant danger and keeps the brain in a state of vigilance. This creates a state of paranoia, in which the brain interprets each sensation as suffering. It can be said that the development of such pains is usually complex, and in addition to age-related degenerative changes, such factors as a sedentary lifestyle, constant tension of the muscles, possible injuries, as well as anxiety play a certain role. Yoga postures release lactic acid, which accumulates in the muscles and causes them to ache and shrink. As a result, the tense muscles relax, the pain goes away.  Medical studies have shown that regular mild practice effectively deals with diseases of the spine, lower back, joints, and many other ailments.

5. Improves the Quality of Life

Yoga is a universal science. It fits both young and old, sick and healthy.  It gives a sense of positive effect. With each lesson, you will discover all the new possibilities of your body, stretching will be deeper, your arms will be stronger. People who trust the practice treat it with respect and understanding adopts a healthy lifestyle. Bad habits like smoking, drinking, gossiping criticizing disappears among such people. The emotional state is harmonized, nutrition is balanced, the quality of life in general improves.

6. Improves Metabolism and Functioning of Internal Organs

Irregular food habits can cause indigestion and constipation. This can affect the metabolism of the body. Metabolism process is essential for our body. By this process, the body gets energy through food. Yoga can help in improving the metabolism process. It cures indigestion and constipation. It also regulates the content of carbon dioxide in the blood, thereby improves metabolism and restores normal biochemical processes in tissues. When performing various types of asanas, we massage the internal organs, saturate the cells with blood and oxygen. As a result, the digestive processes in the gastrointestinal tract, the liver and kidneys are improved.

Yoga is a multifaceted practice, a sure way to self-improvement and development of your spirituality. It helps us to go forward to meet obstacles with confidence.

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