Yoga. It’s everywhere. It’s all over social media. Your friends are talking about it, and new studios are popping up everywhere. You might be wondering what all the buzz is about, and we are here to tell you! Yoga has a variety of benefits making it not only a great physical workout, but a mental workout, as well.
Here are just a few of our favorite benefits of Yoga:
Yoga increases flexibility
Not only does this help increase your ability to touch your toes or do a backbend. Having increased flexibility increases range of motion around your joints, helps you perform better while doing other activities, increases your strength, and more. Because of this benefit, yoga is popular among athletes of various sports.
Yoga helps you sleep better
Yoga is extremely beneficial for sleep health. It can help you recover from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, making it easier for your body to wind down at the end of the day. This provides deeper sleep, which helps combat stress and tiredness.
Yoga is a great “workout” for your mind
Yoga has been proven to have many psychological benefits. Practicing yoga has been proven to help reduce stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia and other mental health issues. Not only does it have these powerful mind healing benefits, but it also helps you cultivate mindfulness, self-compassion, purpose and more in your everyday life.
Yoga may help with digestive problems
Twists and turns you do while practicing yoga, may help balance digestive issues. Chronic problems such as IBS, can be painful and frustrating. Regularly practicing yoga with the right poses and movements may dramatically improve your symptoms. In addition yoga may also help with acne, which can be caused by hormone imbalance and gut problems.
Yoga increases blood flow
Yoga is a powerful tool to help improve blood flow. It helps get more oxygen to the cells, allowing them to function better. Practicing yoga can also decrease the chances of you having a heart attack or stroke. Yoga movements make platelets less sticky and cut the level of clot-promoting proteins in the blood.
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