Benefits of daily yoga practice
It crossed the Indian peninsula, where it originated centuries ago, spreading and becoming one of the most popular psychophysical wellness practices in the world. Yoga, a discipline rooted in the Hindu, Buddhist and Tantric traditions, aims to balance opposites, reconciling them and bringing them to fruition. It is a true panacea for the mind and body, which, if done regularly, will greatly improve our quality of life.
Discover some of its important benefits in our article!
• Recent studies conducted by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, show that constant yoga practice (especially with yogic breathing or pranayama) combats symptoms of anxiety and mild depression. Controlled breathing can become a viable alternative to drug therapy, increasing the level of serotonin in the body and reducing stress hormones.
• Yoga’s most obvious benefits include increased flexibility and muscle tone, factors which – in an increasingly sedentary world in which people have come accustomed to bad posture when using smartphones and PCs – help prevent back pain.
• Yoga includes a low-calorie, vegetarian, low-sugar diet. This diet, according to research published in the specialized journal Diabetes Care, stabilizes the level of sugar in the blood, counteracting type 2 diabetes.
• As demonstrated by a study by the University of Illinois, 20 minutes of yoga a day also benefits the cognitive system, increasing memory and the ability to concentrate.
• Since yoga involves various positions, it helps to keep the cardiovascular system in good health, slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure.
What are you waiting for? Make a healthy change to your lifestyle!