There are many barriers to why people cannot exercise, age, mobility, health and weight being common problems amongst many who say that they are not able to. There is however one workout which comes in various forms and which is ideal for all body shapes and conditions and that is yoga. This ancient discipline is one of the world’s most commonly practiced and that is because of the clear and overwhelming benefits which it is able to give to those who practice.
If you have been interested in practicing yoga but you aren’t sure whether or not it is for you, check out just some of the benefits which it can offer you.
Strengthening The Core
At the base of every exercise, be it pull ups, sit ups or running, is strong core. This is one of the things which yoga is greatly going to help you with and through the practice of yoga you’ll find that you can work on that core which then builds up a strong foundation from which you can do additional exercise.
Improves Strength, Balance and Flexibility
Through the various movements and disciplines of yoga you will find that you are ability to balance, your overall strength and your flexibility will all improve. It is critical that we recognise what improvement looks like, in order to manage expectations. For example many sell the idea that you can transform your flexibility levels and your strength radically in a short space of time. This however is unlikely with regards to a total transformation, but progress will be made and over time you could certainly find that transformation possible.
Benefits Heart Health
Yoga has been found to greatly help to increase circulation and lower stress and inflammation in the body. This results in better blood flow through the body which in urn greatly increases your heart health. Lowering blood pressure is a common benefit of all forms of yoga and that is great for your ticker.
Relaxation and Stress Management
There are not just physical benefits that you will find once you begin yoga but also mental health benefits that you will be able to count on. Through the increased flexibility of muscles and the focus on your body’s energy you can find higher levels of relaxation and this will be able to help with stress management. Many who suffer from stress benefit greatly from performing yoga each day.
And finally if you are someone who struggles with sleep then this could be the perfect option for you, as regular yoga significantly boosts your ability to fall asleep and your ability to achieve high quality REM sleep throughout the night.
And finally, to go back to what we were discussing in the intro, yoga is a great entry level exercise which can get people up and moving who perhaps usually wouldn’t be. If you fall into this category then yoga should certainly be something to try out in order to loosen up and get moving again.