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Yoga For Mind, Body & Soul

Yoga For Mind, Body & Soul

The mind and body are closely interlinked and stay in continuous interaction with each other at all times.

Yoga is an exercise that approaches the mind, soul and body as a single entity.

By focusing on the flexibility of your body and breathing, yoga positively affects your mental and physical wellbeing.

Yoga comprises different postures and this series of movements helps in increasing the flexibility and strength of your body and mind.

The practice of yoga has its roots in India and is now performed by many people all around the world in a variety of different ways due to its reported health benefits.

It is now common to find people practicing yoga in homes, modern health care and fitness centres and in hospitals.

How does yoga promote health?

There is ample scientific research conducted on yoga that highlights its positive results.

Most of the studies suggest that yoga is an effective and safe way of physical activity primarily for increasing flexibility, balance and overall strength.

It has also been revealed that by incorporating yoga in your daily routine various advantages can be reaped by people suffering from heart problems, high blood pressure, back aches and obesity.

Moreover, it also helps to fight stress and depression.

This is because yoga works to calm and compose the senses.

Yoga postures and exercises are designed for different bodies and physical conditions.

They comprise cyclical, horizontal and vertical movements that improve blood flow thus pumping energy to those parts of the body that require it the most.

Yoga has the ability to provide blood to each separate cell in the body that allows it to function properly.

In this way the mind becomes active.

Yoga also stimulates mood changes and emotions.

It can convert anxiety and tension to bravery, indecisiveness to positive decision making and emotional imbalance to self confidence.

Yoga also has the ability to improve your muscle strength, perfect your posture and facilitate weight loss.

Furthermore, yoga is an exercise that is beneficial and suitable for individuals of all ages from young to aged.

Different Yoga styles

There are many styles of yoga such as Iyengar, Hatha, Bikram and Ashtanga. Different yoga instructors and guides recommend styles that cater to different body needs of individuals.

Flexibility for Yoga

It is not necessary for a person to be flexible in order to do yoga as yoga itself brings flexibility and also assists in going beyond the body’s normal movement range.

This may make it easier for you to perform your daily activities with more efficiency.

Yoga can be performed anywhere

Yoga is a form of exercise that can be practiced anywhere without any equipment, be it a park, house, fitness club or even on the street.

No common injuries

Yoga is a science that helps you to unite your body and mind.

Although you may face some discomfort and pain due to overstretching, this will not be too severe.

Yoga allows your body to relax and move with ease.

Moreover, it helps you to pay attention to the way your body is moving thus avoiding injuries.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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