Yoga is a practice based on the energies that move our body and lift our spirit. The poses it promotes are amazing for the body as they help you feel more relaxed and teach you to live in the now, with mindfulness and attention towards your body.
This may actually be the reason why Yoga is just catching on to us now. The Western practice was always more oriented towards practical results and the idea of prana or energy was not something we could easily accept. However, things are different now and we’re starting to open up so, let’s see which are the actual health benefits that yoga brings into our lives.
Great flexibility and balance
Yoga is great for increasing flexibility and improving your general balance. I believe you know that, as we grow old, our joints and limbs start to feel stiff and moving becomes a bit more difficult each year. Well, with a regular Yoga practice you won’t have to worry about this anymore.
Most poses are designed to make your joints stronger and more flexible and, in time, you’ll be able to practice unusual poses that don’t seem possible to the regular Joe.
Even more, Yoga is known to help you reduce the level of stress in your life. It’s a practice that focuses on the now and teaches you that you can find a few minutes every day to take care of yourself. Life goes on either way.
It boosts the immune system
It may seem unbelievable, but there are studies that show Yoga produces changes at a cellular level when it comes to immunity. The fact that you learn how to breathe better and the general circulation is increased, lead to a boost in general health.
The best part is that you will feel the difference in just a few weeks of regular practice. Yoga makes you feel better and brings harmony between our internal organs.
Quick tip: the best pose for a health boost is the Sun Salutation series.
Improved sleep and sexual performance
There are specific poses, but in general Yoga increases blood circulation in the genital area and strengthens the muscles in the pelvic floor.
The increased blood circulation and the general state of good in the body lead to a boost in sexual desire and general attraction. Also, because the practice teaches us to focus on breathing and forget about the rest of the world, people who have trouble sleeping will learn how to relax. This improves the general sleep quality.