10 good reasons to take up yoga
Yoga, along with several other techniques, is one of the body-mind approaches. Thanks to its holistic approach, it offers many benefits on mental and physical health….
To listen to your body
Being attentive to his body is to be aware of what is happening in the body and therefore have the opportunity to correct what is wrong.
Doing a yoga session allows you to become aware of your entire being: a tension that appears during certain postures, a wandering mind, persistent contractions, etc.
Being attentive to your body, your thoughts, your emotions allows us to better understand what we really need (rest, distractions, etc.)
And from his mind
Yoga provides access to meditation.
Meditating allows you to refocus, slow down, listen to yourself, get to know yourself better, accept your limits, both physical and mental, and access your emotions in order to better understand and manage them. . Doing yoga is opening up to yourself, trying to understand yourself and live more in tune with your aspirations.
To strengthen your muscles
Each posture has a toning effect for each part of the body. Once you have experienced the different postures, it is possible to work on a particular area of the body depending on the tensions that have accumulated there (back, legs, arms) or what you want to tone up.
The posture of the bridge will be preferred for example to tone thighs and buttocks. For a total relaxation of the back, the posture of the stone can be adopted, etc.
Tone muscles offer more flexibility, resistance to effort and reduce the risk of trauma.
To digest better
The deep breathing that yoga practice requires releases digestive enzymes that improve digestion and can help fickle transit.
The belly breathing stimulus natural massages belly internal organs and helps to remove the excess air and thus bloating.
Doing yoga after breakfast or lunch is therefore particularly beneficial for people with digestive disorders.
To breathe better
Yoga is a work on breathing linked to postures. It allows you to become aware of your breathing and therefore to better control it. The body is thus better oxygenated, the organs are freed from tensions, and the organism can function properly.
In addition, yogi breathing techniques strengthen the cardiovascular system and are therefore particularly recommended for people with heart problems.
Yoga helps reduce stress, especially through abdominal breathing.
But beyond the breathing techniques that physiologically lower stress when it occurs, yoga is a way of life that welcomes overly strong emotions, whether positive or negative. Yoga puts them at a distance and puts the essential at the center. Based on the art of letting go , it encourages serenity and zenitude , the exact opposite of stress!
To improve your concentration skills
Doing yoga is learning to focus on the essentials by living the present moment fully.
During postures, maximum concentration is required to make the right movements, to feel the limits of your body, to become aware of your breath, to regulate it, to coordinate your gestures and to empty yourself.
At the time of multitasking, supposed to make more productive, the brain disperses and becomes more permeable to distraction. Yoga allows you to refocus on the here and now and develops the faculties of attention and concentration.
To have a mind of steel
Yoga helps achieve wholeness and satisfaction. The postures and exercises are gradual: without skipping steps, by going at your own pace, progress is palpable. A posture that is impossible to hold at first becomes easy to achieve after a few weeks or months.
The contentment is the appointment, self-esteem, too, so that life is lived positively. Unhappy life events are also more easily overcome because yoga develops mental strength in those who practice it regularly.
Keep a pretty figure
Strictly speaking, yoga does not make you lose weight, but it helps to keep the line and a harmonious silhouette. The body, more toned, stands naturally, the head bearing is more haughty, the gait lighter, the movements less jerky. The general appearance is smoother and more flexible. Without any less weight on the scale, the silhouette is more slender and gives an impression of lightness.
But it also happens that the regular practice of yoga leads to a real weight loss, more thanks to an awareness and adjustments of one’s daily life than to a consequent energy expenditure.
To have a better hygiene of life
If yoga does not allow weight loss as such, it contributes to the improvement of one’s lifestyle, which in itself can make you lose weight.
The approach of yoga is part of an overall balance that excludes excess and in general, anything that is bad for the body and the mind. By practicing regularly, we become more aware of our body and we become more receptive and more sensitive to excesses of all kinds (fat, sugars, stimulants, etc.). Consequences: the diet becomes more balanced, physical condition is better and morale is at the top !