Physical Benefits: How Yoga Can Make You Lose Weight, Improve Muscle Tone, and Gain Greater Balance
What are the benefits that Yoga can bring to your body.
Simply put Yoga makes your bones stronger, without resorting to drugs. With regular practice it has been studied and confirmed that it increases bone mass, especially of the vertebrae and femur. The risk of osteoporosis and injuries is therefore reduced, in the face of better posture.
Yoga improves strength and tones muscles, the positions and sequences strengthen every single muscle, even the deepest and least known ones. The most affected are the abdominal and back muscles, which represent the centre core strength of your body.
Yoga also increases the flexibility of body and mind, flexibility is undoubtedly one of the best known and most proven benefits of yoga. With yoga you become more flexible, not only physically, but also mentally.
"Flexibility is not a prerequisite of yoga, it is a benefit." And that is why you can practice Yoga even if you are not flexible at all. Yoga is for everybody.
Yoga increases your balance. The balance positions are many: standing, on one leg or on the head. With practice, stability improves considerably, your body becomes more balanced and centred in everyday life.
It is precisely for this reason that Yoga can help you improve your balance in other sports as well. When all systems, both internal and external, are balanced, the state of health and harmony you get is indescribable.
Yoga improves your digestion and helps you lose weight. Yoga, thanks to its system of techniques, both physical and mental, also helps to rebalance the digestive system. This is made possible by positions that involve twists, inversions and the use of the abdominal and back muscles. Constant practice can help you achieve your optimal weight and change your eating habits.
Asanas (postures) are always performed in coordination with breathing. The internal organs are massaged and enriched with oxygen. In turn, oxygen allows the body to eliminate toxins. And when I talk about toxins, I'm not just referring to the physical ones! Sometimes the mental ones are even worse. Stress, bad thoughts, and worries are examples of this.
It helps you to beat back pain. It has been widely demonstrated that one of the greatest benefits of Yoga is that, thanks to constant practice over time, it relieves or defeats back pain. It is thanks to a series of specific positions that you can keep the spine healthy, toning its muscles and improving its elasticity. I myself can contest to the benefits of helping with back pain and creating more space in the body through practice and dedication.
It's good for your heart. With Yoga, we learn to breathe correctly, and the breath is the key to our health.
Are you sure you can breathe correctly? The truth is, over time many of us have forgotten how to breathe. Yoga is a great way to re-educate your breath. And this can improve the circulation of oxygen in the blood, bringing great benefits to the cardio-vascular system and strengthens the immune system.
Yoga stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which, in turn, has a calming action. This relaxing effect acts directly on the immune system by strengthening it considerably. As a result, the body fights viruses and bacteria faster, thus also clearing itself of various toxins.
These physical benefits keep us healthy and when we feel these benefits it keeps us as the Yoga addict.
If you would like to feel these benefits check out my available classes and see what benefits you can bring to your body, mind and overall wellbeing.