Yoga: The hidden benefits of health of down Dogging
A lot of people hear “yoga” and think of zen gardens, meditation, and free spirits. But you might be surprised to find that a recent study has shown that those who incorporated yoga into their life had improved stress levels and lower blood pressure. Yoga has finally been developed to combine controlled breathing and poses to achieve physical strength, mental and spiritual unity. In fact, Michelle Obama attributes his physical stylish yoga sessions frequent. There are several types of yoga, but Hatha Yoga is the type most commonly practiced in the United States.
Here are some of the health benefits of amazing yoga practice than you have ever known!
Relief of Back pain:
More than 60 million Americans suffer from chronic back pain. Yoga is one of the best exercises to help relieve the pain. This is due to the increase in core stability (abdominal muscles) and the reduction of pressure through the lower back and surrounding muscles. Yoga also helps to release endorphins in the body that can calm inflammation. Practicing yoga for only two sessions per week can reduce or even eliminate back pain. Many people also report an increase in pain tolerance after having attended sessions for only three weeks.
Heart health: Research
shows that even a session of yoga can produce a calming effect on the body, and the individuals in one study showed a reduction in their systolic blood pressure after only 12 weeks of two sessions of yoga per week. In addition, incorporating yoga into a cardiac rehabilitation program after a heart attack or a bypass surgery has also shown promising results in maintaining lower levels of blood pressure levels healthy stress and.
You may be thinking, “No Duh” on this one, but the benefits can be surprising. Poses practicing as a dog, head down, and the tree pose can improve balance and flexibility. This can directly strengthen and protect your larger joints (knees, hips, back, neck) from injury and reduce the inflammation in the small joints (fingers and ankles). This can also help reduce falls in the elderly, and, ultimately, to prevent fractures in this age group.
In addition to the mental clarity and relaxation, yoga has been shown to improve depression, anxiety and chronic stress. A small German study reviewed in the Harvard Mental Health Letter demonstrated that, at the end of a period of three months, women perceived less stress, depression, anxiety and fatigue. Some yoga classes could leave you more happy and less stressed. Increase happiness alone is enough for a test result!
As with any new exercise, always consult your physician before you begin. This is to ensure that your body can complete the activity safely. I also recommend that you attend a beginners class or to view a video with a few poses common. This will make you feel more confident during your first class and ensure you get the most benefits.
Have you tried yoga? How did it affect your life? Let me know in the comments or tweet me