Yoga is something that you are likely to be doing already and love, or have never tried it. It can be seen as a bit ‘hippy-dippy’ for some, and for that reason, they have never given it a try. Yoga is something that has become hugely popular in recent years, though, because more and more people are experiencing the benefits that yoga offers. It does seem like once you’ve tried it, you will want to do it again and again. There are various types of yoga that you can try, so if you want something more high energy, then there are options for you. Likewise, if you want to relax and stretch, then there is some yoga that you can do for that as well. If you need a little more convincing to give yoga a try, then here are some of the many health benefits of yoga, and why you should be adding it into your weekly workout routine.
Builds muscle strength
Yoga is known for improving flexibility, but yoga is also really great for strengthening your muscles. If you have a yogi friend, then you will know they have such good arms! You’re not going to be massive and bulk up, but it is one of the best ways to get stronger, and develop more tone with your muscles, as the poses are held for quite a lot of time. Stronger muscles will help to prevent injuries, even if you do one session of yoga a week, it can help to keep the rest of your exercise routine going well. It can be great for all ages for this reason too.
There are so many of us that suffer from bad posture. It could be because of a day job, or because of just not having strong muscles to hold yourself as you are. But bad posture can also have some health implications if it isn’t dealt with. You can damage your spine by sitting for too long or from chronic repetitive stress, which is what poor posture can come from. Yoga is something that can help you to have some good posture because it can help your spine, and it can help with your flexibility, and so on. Don’t worry that you have to start being really flexible, though, you can use things like yoga bolsters to help you hold the poses to start with. So if you have a desk job, yoga is a really good thing that can help you.
In our bodies, we have adrenal glands that help our body to deal with stress. One of the things that these glands deal with is cortisol which is how we help to reduce our stress levels. When we have enough cortisol, it can be a good thing, but if you are constantly stressed, then having too much cortisol can be something that is very negative. Yoga has been shown in a number of ways to lower your cortisol levels, so it can be a great things to help you to feel happier, calmer, and less stressed.