12 Apr Benefits of yoga Part 2
From part 1 of the benefits of yoga, we have seen why yoga and meditation are good. Here are other yoga benefits for good health below:
Yoga Benefits – Sleep Better
In order to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle you need to get enough rest so you can function the next day. If you have trouble sleeping or suffer from insomnia, yoga can greatly improve your sleep quality. Doing yoga twice a week helped people sleep better, reduce stress, and lower anxiety. Meditation and breathing techniques also help clear your mind so you can relax and slow down your thoughts, allowing you the peace of mind to get a good night’s sleep. Find here a video of one of our expert Stacey Turner on Yoga for Relaxation.
Yoga and meditation have been linked with emotional health boosts. Studies have shown that yoga and meditation help improve cognitive-behavioural performance as well as aid with mood swings, menopause, schizophrenia, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Yoga practices in a group setting stimulate the production of oxytocin, which is the love hormone. Yoga also produces higher serotonin levels, which is the happy hormone. Combined, these hormones dramatically improve someone’s mood.
No one likes to endure the pain of a migraine. That’s why it’s beneficial to practice yoga to fight them off. One of the recommended moves that alleviate migraines is the “bridge pose”. You lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet hip-width apart on the floor. With your hands on the floor, press down into your legs and draw your hips up. The trick is to relax the tension in your muscles from your neck and shoulders, which can be misaligned or stressed from hunching over a computer or phone all day long.
Yoga Benefits – Aids Mental Clarity
A healthy dose of yoga and meditation will keep your brain sharp and clear. Simple yoga practices and breathing techniques allow you to free your mind from “clutter” that trickles down to your physical well-being. Slow breathing and yoga poses will help your memory and keep your thoughts more organized once you get rid of stress, anxiety, and negative thinking. Reaching a place of quiet peacefulness is the key to healthy memory function.
Finding peace and enjoyment in all areas of your life is the key to happiness and success. We often feel like we need to be moving 100 miles an hour in order to be productive, however, this can often bring on negative side effects and health concerns. If you are needing help finding your right path with nutrition and stress relief contact us today, we can help you feel like you deserve.