Yoga is practised by millions of people today. Explore its benefits and start the practice now.
1. Healthier body and a happier mind:
Different Yoga Asanas works at different muscles, organs and parts of the body. It is a holistic healing practice rather than just a way to increase circulation and lose calories. Yoga Asanas result in a body in which you will feel lighter, comfortable and lovely. Pranayama and Meditation will lead to a cleaner and calmer mind. This obviously means you are far away from diseases! Yoga practice releases Endorphins which are the “feel-good” neurotransmitters. Yoga practice also increases the level of GABA(gamma-aminobutyric acid) in the brain which is related to feeling of calmness and higher level of GABA means low levels of depression or anxiety.
2. Improved awareness:
Yoga is not just for physical fitness, its main purpose is to bring in harmony and uniting the body and the mind. Yoga practice involves complete awareness of the body, breath, and the mind. It involves being in the present moment, here and now and not in the past or future. This leads to improved awareness even in daily routine.
3. Enthusiasm/Better energy levels:
Also, all the yogic practices unblocks the flow of energy somewhere or the other in the body. This leads to natural flow of energy in the body making one feel energetic and more enthusiastic. Just an hour of Yoga can make you feel happier. Biochemical changes created through Yoga practice affect the wellbeing of body and mind.
4. Improved concentration:
The practice to be centred and focused during the yoga practice becomes a habit in even the daily routine gradually. Furthermore, there are specific Asanas, Mudras and Pranayama’s that increase the concentration level of the mind. Meditation of course greatly brings clarity and focus in the mind.
5. Patience level rises:
We usually react to situations, Yoga develops our ability to pause and look within in the midst of situations, watch our emotions and feelings with patience and respond correctly rather than reacting impulsively.
6. Connect to yourself (Increased understanding of your own body and mind):
Yoga is a practice of going within. Clarity dawns when we look within. We know ourselves better, which leads to better decisions, more contentment and a more focused mind. “Yoga is an inward turning, a total about-turn. When you are not moving into the future, not moving toward the past, then you start moving within yourself, because your being is here and now, it is not in the future.” says Osho.
7. Better relationships:
Yoga is connection with the Self. When the connection with the Self is strong, other ties are automatically sorted and fortified. Since Yoga practice makes one more aware, patient, enthusiastic and so much more, these are definitely interlinked with having better relationships. If it’s sorted inside, things outside are sorted too.
8. Stay young:
There have been studies indicating that Yoga and meditation leads to slow down of the ageing process. Also, too much stress in body can speed up the ageing process, and can further cause illness in the body and mind. Yoga reduces stress levels greatly, keeps the body and mind fit thus letting you stay younger.
9. Flexibility in the body and mind:
Yoga is famous for increasing flexibility in the body level. But it also increases flexibility in the mind in the sense that one is better able to adapt to environment, situations and people around. Also, in other terms, Yoga broadens the mind to see things from a bigger perspective, it expands the consciousness.
10. Deep rest/better sleep:
Yogic practices involve deep rest to the body and mind which result in decreased levels of stress. It reduces unwanted thoughts and makes the mind calmer. This leads to higher energy levels throughout the day and sound sleep at night. Yoga leads to increase in Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid(GABA) neurotransmitter which leads to a calm mind. Lack of this chemical is associated with sleeplessness.