Benefits of Daily Yoga Practice
If you’re a passionate yoga practitioner, you’ve likely seen and felt some of the benefits of yoga. You’re likely sleeping better, getting fewer colds, and just feeling more relaxed and at ease.
More Energy and Better Moods
You may feel increased mental and physical energy, a boost in alertness and enthusiasm, and fewer negative feelings after getting into a routine of practicing yoga.
Improved Joint Health
Gentle yoga can ease some of the discomfort of tender and swollen joints. It can be a great option for clients with arthritis. Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles while holding a pose can build strength. Moving from one pose to the next helps improve range of motion in joints.
Helps you Sleep Deeper
Yoga can provide relief from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Another by-product of a regular yoga practice, studies suggest, is better sleep—which means you’ll be less tired and stressed and less likely to have accidents.
You can learn more about stress management practices in the Sleep Science Coach course.
Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. When you first start out, you can feel discouraged by your lack of flexibility, but if you stick with it, you’ll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. You’ll also probably notice that aches and pains start to disappear. That’s no coincidence. Tight hips can strain the knee joint due to improper alignment of the thigh and shinbones. Tight hamstrings can lead to a flattening of the lumbar spine, which can cause back pain. And inflexibility in muscles and connective tissue, such as fascia and ligaments, can cause poor posture.
Increases Your Heart Rate
When you regularly get your heart rate into the aerobic range, you lower your risk of heart attack and can relieve depression. While not all yoga is aerobic, if you do it vigorously, it can boost your heart rate into the aerobic range. But even yoga exercises that don’t get your heart rate up that high can improve cardiovascular conditioning.
Studies have found that yoga practice lowers the resting heart rate, increases endurance, and can improve your maximum uptake of oxygen during exercise.
In groups of people as different as expectant mothers, women with breast cancer, and those with painful fibromyalgia, yoga programs eased stress.
You can learn more about stress management practices in the Stress Management Coach course.
Back Pain Relief
Yoga is as good as basic stretching for easing pain and improving mobility in people with lower back pain.
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