There are many reasons why people practice yoga, some to be more flexible, some to destress and some to improve their posture or help with back aches.
The great thing about yoga is that there are some truth in what it can do to help your body.
It can help with perfecting your posture and strengthening of your spine, your head is like a big ball which you need to use your spine to hold it in place, too much tilt on one side can actually cause your spine to be out of place and let’s not forget that gravity makes it a much greater burden on it. But with enough practice, it can help to strengthen it and make your posture more optimal causing less strain on your spine.
It also helps to calm you down and gives you time to mediate hence allowing you to ponder on matters which you wanted to resolved but was unable to due to the stress that you are facing. To further add on, it helps to build up focus which in turn helps to improve your coordination, reflexes and help with your memory as well.
It can also help with making your muscle more flexible as well as toned, to take it a step further, it will also help with protecting us from arthritis and back aches, it will also help improve your balance so do not feel that yoga is something very easy to do and that anyone can do it as well!
Let’s not forget that there are also some challenges in practicing yoga, it would be an achievement for yourself if you are able to pull off all those complex poses and be able to hold it there. You would feel that you are able to do something which not everyone can do and that’s something to praise yourself for!
Also if you are planning to slim down, yoga helps to burn fats as well, many people have the misconception that yoga makes you flexible but the fact is that it’s not just the case, when trying to achieve certain states, it pushes you physically as well as mentally.
Can’t sleep at night? Yoga can help to booster your nervous system which helps your body recover more quickly when you’re sleeping and it aids in helping you to get into deep sleep which makes you refresh the next day.
Overall most yoga practitioners enjoy a much stress free and healthy lifestyle so try it out yourself and let us know your thoughts!