Regular yoga practice can be a holistic way of a healthy and enriching life. This Internation Yoga Day, we find out exactly how the art of yoga helps your skin, body and soul. Though this is a known fact, we don’t know how it affects our body to give those benefits. We try to decode some part of it via research. Here are few reasons why you must consider giving yoga practice a try:
Pranayam and other breathing activities, help you focus on the present and relax your system. The act of slow, deep breathing on counts has a soothing effect on your overall body, relaxes your muscles and releases any kind of tension from your limbs.
The controlled breathing promotes the respiration through the nose for filtered air rather than the mouth. It also increases the volume in fewer breaths, and hence improves lung functions and capacity.
Of course, the stretching through different yoga poses improves flexibility in the body. It also develops your bones and muscles and makes them strong. It also improves stamina.
The different poses support your backbone and improve your posture. A person may stoop forward because of their height, yoga helps you correct that and other such problems.
If done regularly, yoga gives a boost to your immunity and gives your body ability to fight back against any ailment.
Yoga was devised to combat a number of ailments and problems. Regular practice relieves your body from any severe pain that you experience.
It is said that most of the health issues are associated with digestion. Asanas like Vajrasana fights stomach disorders and help relieve the body from all the toxins that lead to different problems.
Another way to ward off many ailments or health problems is through improving blood circulation as it further increases oxygen intake. Yoga pose like Sirsasana helps in improving the blood circulation.
Yoga Asanas and Pranayam benefit blood circulation and digestion. These are the two main factors that do contribute to the wellness of your skin. Improvement in them helps fight skin problem like premature wrinkling, acne and pimples. There are facial yoga exercises that help too.
Yoga enriches your inner soul. Meditation helps focus on the core strength as it not only improves your physical health but also your mental health.
If you know any other benefits of yoga, then please do let us know in the comments below. Happy International Yoga Day!