Yoga has its origin in ancient times. Yoga is not a mere exercise to keep you fit, It is often considered the art of overall well-being helping in physical and psychological fitness.
Yoga, like any other form of fitness offers multiple benefits to health and is widely followed all around the world
Some ways in which Yoga benefits our health include:
- Improving flexibility of all the active joints
- Increases blood flow to all the organs
- Effective drainage of lymph and boosts immunity
- Increases heart rate and maintains it high for better circulation
- Regulating blood pressure
- Efficient release of hormones from the glands
- Regulating blood sugar levels
- Expansion of respiratory cavity and better air exchange
Studies suggest that Yoga includes body movements and breath control which also help in:
- Reducing chronic aches and pains
- Reduces anxiety and depression
- Aids in stronger bones
- Reduces blood sugar levels and helps in maintaining sugar levels
- Supports body balance mechanism
- Improves sexual function in both the genders
- Lowers risk of heart disease
- Improves brain function
- Improves lung functioning capacity
Yoga has no age limits, can be practiced by people of all age groups. However, like any other form of fitness, it is important to be guided the right way and consult your Physician to understand what movements should be avoided.
Stay healthy, stay active.