Is stress affecting your daily life? Are your muscles tensed and posture less than perfect? Do you feel tired very often? Incorporating yoga into your daily lifestyles may be the perfect answer to all these questions to help you unwind from both body and mind.
Everyone is facing the problem of stress in their life nowadays. Children and youth take stress for their studies, adults for their career lives, entrepreneur for their business and elders for their retirement and health. Everyone is busy chasing after time to meet their deadlines, resulting in getting overstressed and exhausted. This accumulation of stress and tension over the time leads to various health-related problems such as back pain, shoulder pain, headache, sleep problems and many more.
From ancient time, yoga has been practiced by people of all ages for their general well-being. It has been estimated that 12 million Americans practice yoga for varying health conditions such as fatigue, sugar control and weight management regularly.
Emotional stress due to daily work pressure or family tension leads to many physical stresses such as muscle tension, breathing problems, increase in blood pressure, etc. Yoga includes techniques that teach controlled breathing, mediation, stretching exercises and other physical movements that relax and calms down the body and mind.
As stress can have adverse effect on the circulatory system, it can also lead to various cardiovascular diseases. By practicing yoga through deep and rhythmic breathing exercises, one can achieve better relaxation by increased blood flow and energy.
Benefits of yoga
Yoga has many psychological, physical and mental benefits such as:
- It makes person feel more energetic.
- It improves overall concentration and focus.
- It provides strength and stamina to the body.
- It helps to people with insomnia.
- It provides greater control over body and mind.
- It reduces level of anxiety and depression in individuals.
- Regular practice of yoga triggers endorphins in the body which makes one feel good and happy.
- It relaxes and calms your body and mind.
Various studies have shown that the different stretching postures of yoga, breathing exercises and meditation plays a critical role in treating anxiety disorders, depression, stress and sleeping-related problems. It helps to rejuvenate the body, promotes weight reduction and gives emotional stability to the body. Various yoga asanas not only helps to strengthen the body but also helps to boost energy, mood and make wonders on mental health of the person.
Therefore it is said, a daily routine exercise/walking, proper breathing, meditation and YOGA can create wonders to one’s well-being and health.
Yoga for a healthy mind and body!