The Health Benefits Of Practising Yoga

 
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 1. Improves your flexibility : If you are a newbie to yoga you probably won’t be able to touch your toes, You will find some positions difficult. Over time you’ll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. keep trying!
 
2. Improves your balance : Remember this word " proprioception " People with bad posture or dysfunctional movement patterns usually have poor proprioception. Practising yoga on a regular basis can Improve your proprioception ability. Proprioception is the body’s ability to transmit a sense of position, read that information and react (consciously or unconsciously) to the stimulation with the proper movement.

3. Increases your blood flow :The relaxation exercises you learn in yoga can help your circulation, Yoga also gets more oxygen to your cells, which function better as a result. Twisting poses are thought to wring out venous blood from internal organs and allow oxygenated blood to flow in once the twist is released. Yoga also boosts levels of haemoglobin and red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the tissues.

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4. Lowers blood sugar : yoga has been found to lower blood sugar in several ways: by lowering cortisol and adrenaline levels, encouraging weight loss, and improving sensitivity to the effects of insulin. Get your blood sugar levels down, and you decrease your risk of diabetic complications. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can be
   reversed by yoga, lifestyle and nutritional changes.

5. Helps you focus : Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves coordination, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores.

6. Drains Your Lymph's : Our lymphatic system is basically our body’s sewer system. lymph is moved by breathing, walking, intestinal activity and muscle action. Most people don't know what their lymphatic system is or even how its works it’s a absolutely vital to our body’s abilities to detoxify, nourish and regenerate tissue, filter our metabolic waste, and keep up a healthy immune system.

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7. Mental Calmness: Yoga asana practice is intensely physical. Concentrating so intently on what your body is doing has the effect of bringing a calmness to the mind. Yoga also introduces you to meditation techniques, such as watching the breath and how to disengage from your thoughts.

8. Complete Detoxification :  By gently stretching muscles and joints as well as massaging the various organs, yoga ensures the optimum blood supply to various parts of the body. This helps in the flushing out of toxins from every nook and cranny as well as providing nourishment up to the last point. This leads to benefits such as delayed ageing, energy and a remarkable zest for life.


9. Improves Sleep : The practice of certain yoga postures will increase the blood circulation to the sleep centre in the brain, which has the effect of normalizing the sleep cycle.
You will need less sleep because yoga increases the elimination of toxins from the body and rejuvenates the entire body right down to cellular level. The practice of breathing allows for more oxygen in the body providing clarity in the mind.




 

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