by Vivek Roy
In this competitive world, everyone is so busy with their work that they don’t have time to look after themselves.
In the quest of achieving more and more success, they are ignoring their health and body. They always remain under pressure and stress which makes their body more prone to diseases.
Our lives are so over-scheduled that we hardly get any time to relax. On the inside of our body, we remain so stressed and preoccupied that we cannot focus on one thing properly.
One of the best ways to get relieved from all these problems is by practicing yoga every day.
Yoga is one of the ancient methods to keep ourselves healthy and fit. It helps to keep our body fit and calm our minds.
By investing a short amount of time, we can get a lot of benefits from Yoga. Yoga is a way out of all the health-related problems. There are over 300 yoga poses and each yoga pose will benefit you in more than 1 way.
Doing yoga regularly not only keep your body fit but also prevents many diseases that might develop.
People feel that doing yoga is very tough as the yoga formations are difficult and your body should be flexible enough to do yoga poses. This is completely a myth or a misunderstanding.
There might be some of the yoga poses for which your body needs to flexible but there are many poses which can be done very easily and beginners should start with those poses only.
Mentioned below are 5 reasons why one should do Yoga every day:
- Relieves stress – Doing Yoga regularly helps to relieve lots of stress. While doing yoga you will be asked to breathe in different ways which will lead to the secretion of various hormones that will help to lower down your stress levels. With the particular breathing patterns, you will also get to know about how to breathe in different situations which will help you to handle various circumstances and thus you can deal with all things very easily. It also helps to reduce cortisol levels in your body which is known as the stress hormone and it reduces depression and sleep-related problems which keeps your mind healthy.
- Increases flexibility – Since there are yoga poses which needs your body to be flexible like back bending or touching your feet, you need to try and do those steps regularly so your body will automatically get flexible. Yoga helps in stretching of the muscles which helps to make your muscles strong and reduces the frequent strain on your muscles. This will help to cure frequent body pain and will improve your body posture. Some of the asanas that can help to increase your flexibility are Gomukhasana, Adho Mukha Shavasana, Malasana, Uttana Shishosana, etc.
- Helps you to sleep – Sleep is very important to your body for proper functioning. It is the time when our entire body relaxes and the digestion process takes place in a good way. The human body requires at least 7 hrs of sleep to stay healthy. Enjoying the nightlife keeps us awake and thus affects our body in a very negative way. This ultimately affects the natural biological clock of our body and as such we don’t get the proper amount of sleep. Lack of sleep makes us lethargic and also affects the functioning of the brain. Research shows that by doing yoga regularly, it reduces the tendency of insomnia. It also reduces the frequency and intensity of migraine.
- Boosts immunity – Doing yoga regularly helps in improving immunity. What happens is when we do yoga, it heals and enhances every cell in our body and thus rouses various organs in our body like lungs, heart, liver, digestive system, etc. so our immunity system becomes strong. Also after doing yoga, we automatically crave for something to eat. Eating healthy food and staying away from junk and oily foods also help us to keep healthy and fit without contracting any diseases. It helps in burning calories and uplifting people’s mind.
- Cures many problems of the body – It helps to relieve body pain like arthritis, back pain, etc. It helps to curb possible reasons that may lead to inflammation. Yoga helps in healing many injuries and thus it is very much admired by sportspeople. During pregnancies, if a woman does yoga under the guidelines of their gynaecologist and yoga trainer, then she doesn’t have to bear so much pain and the baby also remains fit. Also, the post-pregnancy period goes well for her. It helps to energise your body and lubricates the joints of our body. It reduces the chances of pain.
Vivek Roy is an enthusiastic Yoga blogger and Traveller from India. He has done Yoga Teacher Training In Rishikesh, India. He loves to travel and share the knowledge of yoga around the world. For more information about him visit his website.