We will have a yoga special this week, and we want to share 10 reasons to start practicing Yoga, with all this time at home it is a good initiative, and the Yoga Equipment is very easy to get.
1-Reduces anxiety and stress. According to a study conducted by Ronald C. Kessler, a sociologist and professor at the Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, the habitual practice of yoga reduces the state of anxiety and stress in a similar way to that of conventional medical therapy (that of taking anxiolytics)
2-Increases the quality of sleep and helps you sleep better. Another study by the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation showed that people who performed yoga took 10 minutes less on average to fall asleep, and increased the number of hours they slept by an average of one hour more per night. In addition, they expressed the feeling of being more rested in the morning.
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3-It works better. If your job exhausts you, you don’t like it or you move in a very competitive work environment, yoga can help you get out of the quagmire without changing jobs. Again another Hindu study that analyzes five indicators of work performance (satisfaction, commitment, results, emotional involvement and social relationships with colleagues) has shown that the benefits of yoga were appreciated for the worker in four of the five points analyzed, only the level of commitment was exempt from its benefits.
4-In children and students, it improves academic performance and attention. The attention to breathing and meditation that is included in the practice of yoga, make it possible to achieve a more serene state of mind, removing nerves and stress under the pressure of studies and improving performance. Or what is the same, study less and learn more and faster. Better an hour of yoga than a white night based on coffee to pass an exam, an opposition, a job interview,….
5- Strengthens bones and muscles …. And without stiffness! If done in a progressive and adapted way, yoga prevents lactic acid from accumulating in the body, in addition to strengthening the bones, preventing loss of bone mass and enhancing the flexibility of the joints. A great natural antidote to osteoporosis, for example.
6- Increase flexibility. Despite the fact that at first the postures seem typical of a contortionist, as you progress in your practice, yoga contributes to enhancing muscle flexibility. Crossing your legs in the lotus position will be child’s play, and it will serve as a platform to practice your favorite sport, greatly avoiding the risk of injury.
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7- It contributes to relieving chronic and postural pain. With a well-adapted practice, yoga is very effective in alleviating most chronic pain such as neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, knee pain, low back pain, chronic back pain, sciatica or fibromyalgia, among others. Of course, it is essential to have the good guidance of a master yogi to avoid injury.
8- It is a magnificent antiaging therapy. Yes, there are recent studies that suggest that yoga and meditation help protect DNA from damage caused by lifestyle or the natural passage of time. Its normal practice has been shown to be able to reverse the aging process since it has a direct incidence on telomerase, that famous key enzyme to protect telomeres, the ends of chromosomes that are shortened in each cell division, the more Long they are, more life augurs us.
9- Burn calories. A promise that appeals to many and has been scientifically proven. Some research has agreed that the practice of Vinyasa Yoga involves an average caloric expenditure of 7 kcal / min, which is equivalent to burning about 507 calories per hour. Ideal as a supplement to a weight loss diet or to keep the scale at bay.
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