Yoga is a mental, physical, and spiritual exercise that has existed for centuries since it is linked with numerous health and physical advantages. It’s not just a way to stay fit, it’s a way of life, a unique perspective that’s profoundly enriched. Every year, on 21 June, the International Yoga Day is held around the globe to raise the consciousness of the beneficial effects of yoga. So why not use this day as an excuse to begin a good habit and promise a healthier lifestyle for yourself?
Here are 10 reasons to live a healthy life:
1.It enables you to live the present.
Most of us spend most of our time thinking about the past or the future (regretting, worrying, planning), or checking out completely in the land of cell phones and social media. Many of yoga’s advantages arise from the capacity to unplug and concentrate on what’s happening right now in your body and life. Only here and now can we find happiness.
2.You will sleep better.
We sleep better when we are less stressed, and we are less stressed when we sleep better. This virtuous cycle is fuelled by physical activity and mental relaxation. A variety of research has shown that yoga can improve sleep quality and quantity in people struggling with insomnia.
3.It helps relieve stress.
Yoga lowers perceived stress and anxiety, which in turn decreases stress’s physical impacts on the body. Yoga helps to reduce the concentrations of stress hormones such as cortisol by promoting relaxation. Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system.
4.You will gain flexibility AND mobility.
People often speak about flexibility, but what really matters is mobility–the functional flexibility that makes it easy for you to finish everyday motions requiring kneeling, bending, or reaching–or perhaps just cramming into a small aircraft seat. Yoga improves mobility so you can make your movement more comfortable and feel less stuck in your body.
5.Gain a sense of inner calm.
Yoga calms the monkey mind. Yoga and meditation help create consciousness of your feelings and take control of them. Practicing yoga helps by calming the nervous system and mind to reduce anger by enhancing emotions of compassion and interconnection. It teaches us how to step back from our churning thoughts and maintain an inner calm state.
6.You’ll build confidence in yourself.
Yoga enables you explore your distinct side by improving trust, self-esteem, and makes you feel great about yourself and life.Yoga asks you to challenge yourself. You will struggle, sweat and more . And guess what no matter how you look in your practice or how many poses you fall out of, no one is going to judge you and you’ll feel great . you will see improvement and these experiences build confidence to take on challenges beyond the mat. It promotes you to take a favorable lifelong attitude.
7.It helps with weight management.
Yoga is exercise, and you use yoga to burn calories. But even less vigorous yoga styles can help you control your weight by reducing stress, bringing your eating habits to heart and providing an increased sense of well-being and self-esteem.
8.It helps with concentration.
One of the neuroses of our moment is a distraction and obsessive’ multi-tasking.’ Concentration shifts your focus to one thing at a moment from many things at once. Observing your body, breath, and the emotions through the yoga practice teaches you to focus your mind on one thing at a time. Over time practicing focus will shift you into a restful and aware state, which will recharge the mind and can help with enhanced mental facility and creativity.
9.It helps to improve your connection as it fosters awareness.
Yoga can help improve relationships with your loved ones as it promotes inner peace and clear-mindedness. It enables you to relax and makes you glad to be able to cope better with delicate relationship issues. To achieve a peaceful mind, combine yoga and meditation together.
10.It will improve your posture
Yoga can assist enhance posture by combining core reinforcement with core mobility and proprioception. Better posture lowers anxiety, increases productivity and decreases back pain.
Give a try and feel great!