Benefits of yoga Part 1

Yoga and meditation typically go hand-in-hand. Yoga & meditation have been around for thousands of years. They have been used as an alternative form of exercise to keep the mind and body healthy and happy. Meditation helps keep the mind sharp, relieves stress and anxiety, and can strengthen your immune system. Yoga boosts strength and balance. It also aids flexibility.

 

Following a few simple poses, breathing techniques, and positive coping skills daily help in stress management. Daily yoga manages chronic conditions and promotes a healthier lifestyle. With so many health benefits linked to these traditional practices, many people from all walks of life are taking notice and incorporating these techniques into their lifestyle. Some of the amazing benefits that yoga can introduce and increase in our lives.

 

Yoga and meditation Treats Back Pain

 

Believe it or not, doing a few yoga poses throughout the week can help with chronic back pain. Studies have shown that stretching exercises and poses have improved spinal flexibility and helped ease lower back pain problems in people after just one week of yoga. Yoga and meditation leave you refreshed daily.

 

Yoga Helps with Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

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Iyengar yoga, a type of yoga that uses blocks, belts, and other positioning props help people with rheumatoid arthritis in research studies. Hot yoga, like Bikram and gentle yoga, has also been shown to help because of its slow, easy-paced poses and movements that benefit the joints, bones, and muscles.

 

Yoga and Meditation Benefits Heart Health

When it comes to heart health, a mature person needs to be wary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Thanks to yoga and meditation, keeping your heart healthy is easy. Studies have shown that yoga is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease because of its cardiovascular benefits that eliminate arterial plaque. Meditation also helps lower heart rate and improve blood circulation. Meditating once a day for ten minutes can help you relax, reduce stress hormones, and allow for better blood flow.

 

Helps with Asthma

 

If you suffer from asthma then you might want to take up yoga. Research has shown that adults with mild to moderate asthma who did an eight-week session of yoga with their regular medication saw a marked improvement. Pranayama is a type of yoga that focuses on breathing techniques that have shown to be especially effective against asthma.

 

Improves Digestion

 

If you have trouble with your daily fibre intake and can’t get things moving easily then practising yoga can be a tremendous help. There are lots of yoga poses, twists, and moves that massage internal organ. This helps food move along in your digestive system. Yoga also stimulates the lymphatic system that helps flush out toxins, making your body cleaner. Meditation can also help with symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Irritable Bowel Disease by reducing the frequency of stress-related flare-ups. See for more information about yoga and meditation on Medical yoga therapy.

 

To Continue reading from our experts for this topic, pls check our Part 2 blog. Feel free to contact us for guidance on how to stay healthy.

 

 

Nicole

 

 

Nicole
Nicole McDermott
nic@thechieflife.com

I am passionate about working with people on a holistic level to balance hormones, improve mood, manage weight all whilst educating people on the benefits of a balanced whole foods diet. Follow more great advice from Nic here.