Benefits of Practising Yoga & Health

Benefits of practising yoga are well known to yogi practitioners, these include increased strength, flexibility and agility, to mention a few. Not only does yoga help with relaxation, but it also helps with cognitive and memory functioning

The aim of this article is to share some benefits of practising yoga and how it can make you feel better. Having practised yoga on and off for the last 7 years, I can definitely vouch for the benefits. If you’re looking to start practising yoga, *Amethyst Studio offers various classes.

Benefits of practising yoga are well known to yogi practitioners, these include increased strength, flexibility and agility, to mention a few. Not only does yoga help with relaxation, but it also helps with cognitive and memory functioning.

10 Health Benefits of Practising Yoga

Most yoga sceptics do not believe in the many health benefits of practising yoga. But for many years now, yoga has been known to work both on the inside and outside. Below we’ve listed some health benefits you can get from practising yoga.

Alleviates Pain

Over the last 7 years of practising yoga, I have come to rely on it to relieve pain specifically period pain. Through the various breathing technics and movements involved in yoga, the pain eases away.

Improves Mental Health

Yoga isn’t all about performing the perfect downward dog or strengthening. It is about being at peace within your self, focusing your mind and practising mindfulness.

Benefits of practising yoga are well known to yogi practitioners, these include increased strength, flexibility and agility, to mention a few. Not only does yoga help with relaxation, but it also helps with cognitive and memory functioning.

Better Sleep

One of the major benefits of yoga for me personally is enjoying a good night’s sleep. Yoga allows for the mind to be more relaxed and stimulates and focuses the mind.

Normalizes Body Weight

Unlike other physical exercises, during yoga practice, you do not lose many calories. Yoga lowers the cortisol level in the body which suppresses our need to overeat when stressed.  Yoga can help find balance and strengthens the core.

Improves Flexibility

Starting out with yoga, you won’t be able to perform all the various moves. This is ok and normal, no need to compare with others who are better are it. Due to different body types and sometimes hormonal changes, not all moves are possible.

Since I started yoga, I have noticed the aches and pains have disappeared. Most moves which were super hard for me before are now much easier to perform.

Benefits of practising yoga are well known to yogi practitioners, these include increased strength, flexibility and agility, to mention a few. Not only does yoga help with relaxation, but it also helps with cognitive and memory functioning.

Lowers Blood Sugar

Yoga moves can help lower blood sugar, increases good cholesterol (HDL) and reduce bad cholesterol. In so doing, it reduces adrenaline and cortisol and encourages weight loss and sensitivity to insulin.

Coordinates Adrenal Glands

One of the most important functions of the adrenal glands is to secrete the steroid cortisol. Yoga helps to low cortisol levels in the body, too high can compromise the immune system. This can also lead to weight gain due to the body distributing fat to the abdomen.

Boosts the Immunity System

Various yoga moves cause the organs the move about in the body and lymph nodes to empty. Because of this, your immune system is able to fight infections quickly because of the immune cells in the lymph nodes.

Benefits of practising yoga are well known to yogi practitioners, these include increased strength, flexibility and agility, to mention a few. Not only does yoga help with relaxation, but it also helps with cognitive and memory functioning.

Improves Heart Rate

Vigorous yoga moves can raise the heart rate up but even those that don’t can improve cardiovascular function.  Yoga helps to lower the resting heart rate, it increases endurance and improves oxygen update.

Increases Blood Flow

Through the various moves, yoga is known to increase blood flow and improve circulation. Yoga allows more oxygen to reach the cells around the body to allow them to function better. The levels of haemoglobin and red blood cells are boosted and take oxygen to the tissues.

Benefits of practising yoga

Whether you’re a pro yogi or new to practising yoga, the benefits alone should entice you to start. It is definitely good for your help and can relieve many health issues.

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  1. October 8, 2018 / 1:05 pm

    I have tried yoga but didn’t really reap any benefits. I won’t give up though, because too many people find it to be the number 1 way that they relax.

  2. candy
    October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I tried yoga on my own but didn’t work out well. I need to find a class for older beginning women so I can really learn the basics and do it the right way.

  3. October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I have always enjoyed the few times I got to do some Yoga. I really would love to do it a lot more!

  4. October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I wish I could take Yoga seriously. I just get a terrible fit of the giggles whenever I try it. It’s just not for me. I basically just stick to jogging. Sometimes I’ll stretch as well.

  5. October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I had no idea that yoga had so many amazing benefits. I have to try to include it in my daily routines.

  6. October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I’ve been doing daily yoga since the beginning of the year, and I feel like my life has changed. It is amazing what spending a little time on your body and mind can do for your soul.

  7. October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I started my home practice due to the back injury ( I sit more than half of my day) and that basic practice slowly evolved in a full-time LOVE for yoga.

    I follow a few yogis on Youtube and saw amazing results after two months of my home practice.

    The best thing about practicing yoga at home ( I have a spacey enough home office) is the convenience. It’s quiet, adaptable to my mood and required no time consuming preparations.

    You just roll out your mat and voila – you’re good to go!

    I am no expert yogi, nor can do a headstand yet, but I highly recommend it for everyone.

    Thanks for the lovely post!

  8. Pam
    October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I have never tried yoga because it looked so complicated. I never knew about all the benefits. I need to try it.

  9. October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Yoga really does have some noticeable health benefits. It’s great for the body and the mind. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Jeanine
    October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Yoga is the one thing I haven’t really done much of in the last few years. I loved it though, it was really refreshing for the soul.

  11. October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    I tried yoga a few times ages ago and really enjoyed it. With all these benefits, it’s definitely something I should get back into!

  12. October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    your post inspires me to incorporate yoga into my daily life as soon as I can.

  13. October 8, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    What an inspiring post! I’d love to get back to doing yoga more regularly. I have flashcards for the poses, and I have a yoga mat…now for the discipline of getting started again and keeping it up!

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