- Regulates the hormones and Reduces stress
- Builds strength
- Increase flexibility
- Improves concentration
- Boosts metabolism and enhances digestion
- Improves sleep
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Regulates the menstruation cycle
- Improves body posture
- It Boosts Immunity.
Regulates the Hormones and Reduces Stress
Do you know your body always releases certain chemicals called hormones that are responsible for maintaining physical and mental health? If there is a disturbance in the secretion of these hormones, then we can say that stress and anxiety is the chemical response. Yoga helps you regulates the hormones as it is a beautiful combination of breath (pranayama) and physical movement (Asanas) with can actually activate the glands for the secretion of the proper hormone. Basic Yoga poses like cobra pose, chair pose, bridge pose are easy yoga poses if you are a complete beginner you can start from here.
Practicing yoga no matter which style you are practicing Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, etc. helps you to tone the muscles and build strength at the same time. Asanas are the body postures that help you to gain power at physical as well at the mental level. For example, if you are a beginner then poses like downward-facing dog, cobra pose, warrior series, etc. are the type that actually tests your patience and is a combination of more than 3 and 4 muscle groups to build the muscle strength and toning at the same time. For more challenges, you can go for advance yoga poses like handstand, crow pose, wheel pose, scorpion pose, etc.
Of course, all the people can’t touch the toes on the very first day. And trust me, it’s not like if you are not flexible, then you cannot practice yoga. Flexibility is the outcome of your practice at a physical and mental level. Yoga helps you to gain physical flexibility as it includes the lengthening and shortening movements of your body muscles. And you are stretching the muscles you are staying in one position helps you to reach your mind as well.
Yoga Practice includes pranayama, which increases the concentration and relaxes your mind. It helps in balancing the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, which brings harmony at a mental and physical level. Practicing Balancing Yoga Poses also helps to balance the emotional and intellectual areas of your brain and which increases the concentration power. For example, getting into a pose like a warrior three and headstand which are advance Yoga Pose or maybe tree pose and eagle pose which are basic and easy Yoga Poses for beginners helps you to bind the concentration at one point and increases your brainpower. Practicing concentration techniques like Trataka helps you to concentrate.
Boosts Metabolism and Enhances Digestion
Yoga practice also helps to improve the digestion as it eliminates the toxins out from the body and boosts the metabolism. Twisting and compressing yoga poses massage the abdominal organs, which helps in stimulates and strengthen the endocrine and digestive organs to secrete the digestive enzymes and juices for better digestion. It also regulates insulin secretion to control blood sugar levels. Yoga not only removes the toxins but also removes the excess fat out from your body, which helps to maintain the body weight.
Because of its meditative properties, yoga helps you to get rid of insomnia. As it is not only a physical exercise, it is the combined form of body with a mind that is why it helps in improving the mental health and reduces the stress levels and leads to better sleep. Pranayama practices bring harmony at mental and pranic levels. Yoga practice regulates the endocrine system and hormone secretions, which helps you to have a good sleep. For example, Yoga Poses like child pose and Shavasana are good for relaxation, which improves sleep quality.
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Yoga helps you to deal with the problems related to your cardiac health like heart attack, cholesterol, blood pressure, and so on. Practices like sun salutations are a perfect combination of breath and body movements. Also, the pranayama practices like Nadi Shodhan, Kapalbhati, and Bhastrika improve the blood circulation and remove the excess carbon dioxide out from the body, which cleanses the blood and lowers the cholesterol, anxiety, stress and regulates the heartbeat.
Regulates the Menstruation Cycle
Do you know 6 out of 10 women are suffering from menstruation disorders either in terms of PCOD/PCOS, infertility, hormonal imbalances, and so on? Having disturbed menstruation health leads to so many other diseases in the body like gaining or losing too much weight, thyroid disorders, stress, and mood swings, etc. because of the disturbed hormone secretions. Yoga helps in regulating the glands for the proper flow and also tones the abdominal cavity so that reproductive organs can works properly. Yoga Poses like cat and cow, cobra pose, bow pose, etc. are basic Yoga Poses, not only strengthen the organs as well as regulates them.
Improves Body Posture
Do you know our mental health has a significant impact on our body posture and body appearance? It’s prevalent these days that we don’t pay much attention to ourselves, like how we sit, walk, and eat as well. We never pay attention to our body movements because of which we have developed a bad posture and which is the primary cause of stiffness in joints and muscles. Yoga can help you to improve your body posture as it works at a very deeper level to deal with body alignment and structure. Asana practice can help you to improve your posture, and Pranayama can bring awareness.
It Boosts Immunity
Our immune system provides us the power to fight against the diseases and to protect our body from harmful bacteria and enzymes. Yoga helps to purify the blood, which regulates the immune system as well. Asana and Pranayama practices detoxify your body at the deepest level. It governs the entire body systems and organs to work in harmony, which helps your body to fight against diseases like cancer, infections, and allergies, and so on.