Yoga is so important that it has become the daily health and fitness mantra especially at these times when lifestyle diseases have taken their toll on human beings. Yoga studios are located everywhere as everyone works towards achieving health and fitness by trying the yogic way of life. Yoga is a one-size-fits-all health and fitness program that can be tried by different classes of people.
Here are just some of the benefits of yoga, as explained by WellCast:
First things first.Yoga applies the principles of proper exercise, proper diet, proper relaxation, proper breathing as well as positive thinking and medication to make its participants mentally alert, happier and healthier. It fine-tunes the body and mind functioning and puts a smile on your face every day. There have been studies by different people on the benefits of yoga and the findings are very encouraging. For instance, people who practice yoga every day of the week are said to be less likely to experience lower back pain or muscle pain. Some yoga poses also elicit a spiritual connection.
There are several types of yoga, including Vinyasa, Bhakti, Hatha, Iyengar, and Bikram to name but a few. Each of these types has its own advantages. There are some that entail rigorous exercises while others involve simple procedures that have the same health benefit. If you are a beginner, sun salutations will set the wheels of your health and fitness into motion. Pranayama is one of the most popular types of yoga. It is a simple beginner’s yoga sequence that concentrates on breath. It stretches the happiness of the participant. It requires you to stand comfortably and evenly on your toes, then you focus on your breath. Breathe in and out deeply. Now, link your breath to body movements. Do this for 20 minutes per day. It is clear that a person of any fitness level can successfully take Pranayama. Due to its insistence on deep breathing, Pranayama alleviates asthma and it makes the participants happy all the time as if the heavenly angels have already shown them the direct way to Paradise.
On the other hand, Vinyasa entails a series of yoga poses that are taken in succession while power is a faster form of yoga that helps in the building of muscles. Ashtanga is similar to pranayama in that it focuses on breathing, but it employs a special breathing technique. Bikram involves taking 26 poses in a high-temperature room while Iyengar entails the use of props to help in body movement. The various types of yoga concentrate on the core, the arms, the legs, glutes, and the back, hence essentially it is a whole body workout program. It is a low-impact, flexibility and strength program that has been enhancing people’s health for about 5000 years now.
All said and done, yoga is good for the mind, body and soul. It allows people to have the tacitly desired up-to-the-minute looks that attract other people to themselves like moths to flames while at the same time synchronizing body and mind functions. After a few weeks of practicing yoga, you will start to feel healthier, happier and spiritually rejuvenated.