10 Reasons Why Yoga Should Be Your Go-To Workout Choice

Rashmi Bhosale , 21 Jun 2017
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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:

1. Reduces stress.

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.

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2. Improves oxygen intake and respiration.

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.

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Benefits of Yoga | Source: www.giphy.com

3.  Increases flexibility and strength.

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.

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4. Improves Posture.

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.

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5. Improves Immunity.

If done regularly, yoga gives a boost to your immunity and gives your body ability to fight back against any ailment.

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6. Helps combat ailments and health problems.

Yoga was devised to combat a number of ailments and problems. Regular practice relieves your body from any severe pain that you experience.

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Benefits of Yoga | Source: www.giphy.com

7. Helps in better digestion.

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.

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Benefits of Yoga | Source: www.giphy.com

8. Improves blood circulation.

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.

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Benefits of Yoga | Source: www.giphy.com

9. Skin Benefits.

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.

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Benefits of Yoga | Source: www.giphy.com

10. Builds inner strength, positivity and self-esteem.

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.

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Benefits of Yoga | Source: www.giphy.com

If you know any other benefits of yoga, then please do let us know in the comments below. Happy International Yoga Day!

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