- Yoga Lowers stress and improves your mood
Some yoga methods use specific meditation techniques to focus the mind on ones breathing that quietens the constant ‘mind chatter’, relieves stress and allows person to feel relaxed and Stress free. Practicing yoga boosts oxygen levels to the brain, leaving you feeling happier and more content with everyday life.
- Yoga Boosts confidence
Aside from the uplifting spiritual values, the act of meditation can actually boost person’s confidence. The process works by releasing tension from your mind so you can feel confident about your physical body. Without any forms of anxiety, you are able to establish an internal connection with yourself. This is consequently reflected in your perception of others and will help to better your relationships by improving compassion and awareness.
- Regular Yoga Practice Lowers the risk of injury
Exercise, such as running, is usually a series of rapid, forceful movements, which means that effort is at a maximum and there is a higher risk of injury and increased muscle tension. Often, strenuous exercise also engages an imbalance of opposing muscle groups whereas yoga concentrates on balancing this activity. Yoga unites your body and mind and therefore allows you to move in a way that results in an injury free, healthier you.
- Yoga Helps you lose weight
Being overweight is a sign that there are imbalances in your everyday life and one major contributor to weight gain is excess stress. Practising yoga enables you to bring a deep sense of relaxation to your body and your mind, helping you to de-stress and allowing you to lose weight naturally.
- Yoga Increases Body flexibility
People often say that they are not flexible enough to do yoga. The truth is it doesn’t matter how tight your muscles are as yoga asanas works by safely stretching your muscles and help you to practise it further. Moreover yoga also stretches other soft tissue in the body such as ligaments and tendons, increasing the range of motion in the joints and allowing you to move around more freely.
- Yoga Improves muscle tone and strength
Many yoga asanas have a profound effect on your upper body strength, such as the downward and upward dog and the plank focuses on your core. Likewise standing poses strengthen your upper leg muscles and lower back. Essentially any pose will strengthen an area of the body if it is practised in the right way, without putting too much stress on specific muscle groups.
- Yoga Benefits breathing
If you are to practise yoga consistently, your lung capacity will increase as a result of the deep breathing process. This will then have a positive effect on more intense sports that you might be a part of, increasing your stamina and endurance.
- Yoga improves your posture
By practising yoga you maintain a healthier weight, become more flexible and improve your muscle tone and strength. You will find that your posture will greatly improve because of this. Your abdominals and back muscles can now fully support your weight and you will be able to sit and stand tall, preventing niggling injuries, aches and pains.
Universal Health Foundation along with RSS and S-VYASA did a 7 Day special yoga camp on Diabetes “मधुमेह मुक्त भारत” from 11-Jan to 17-Jan-16. “Nationwide Stop Diabetes Movement” is a project started by S-VYASA to completely eradicate Diabetes from India by giving simple yoga poses to Diabetes patients. Sugar level of each patient was checked before the camp and after the camp to record the improvement through Yoga. There were around 40 Diabetes patients participated in the camp and all of them felt much better post the camp. This was the 3rd camp in the series.