30 reasons to do yoga
1. Only you
In our busy world the opportunity to be alone with him, seems to us very often. Even when we are home alone, we turn on the TV or at best take a book. Yoga is your chance to finally look inside yourself and calm your
mind, leaving all worries and problems.
2. High blood pressure note
Clinical studies from the American College of Vedic medicine, proved that meditation and pranayama help fight heart disease and lower blood pressure.
3. A second youth
We age in the blood increases the level of cortisol, a stress hormone, and sex hormones – testosterone and estrogen – decreases. However it is depend on our youth and beauty. Yoga helps to turn back the clock: the experiments show that just 10 minutes of perform Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) increase the level of sex hormones by 12%. The level of cortisol is decreased by 16%.
4. Cholesterol down
The level of “bad” cholesterol, coronary artery narrowing, increased not only because of the improper diet, as is commonly believed, but also as a result of stress and, therefore, at risk – almost every. It is proven that just 10 minutes of pranayama reduce “bad” cholesterol, while increasing levels of “good”.
5. Protection from the inside
Early in the last century, physicians have established a strong link between the immune system and the condition of the connective tissue (it is formed by bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons). So deep stretching in the asanas not only helps to develop flexibility, but also increases the body’s resistance.
6. Guard price
Want to lose weight? Unlike conventional sports, yoga stimulates the production of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)– a substance that helps with weight loss.
7. Everything is clean
Shatkarmas or six cleansing techniques of yoga, with success can replace detox procedure. Specific exercises that can be performed independently, will help to clear the Airways, digestive tract and eyes!
8. Delicate skin
Through practice, the skin is rejuvenated and becomes a special radiance: aligned color, fade dark circles under the eyes. Still, pranayama regulates the concentration of carbon dioxide in the blood, resulting in improved metabolism and biochemical changes in the tissues.
9. Just calm
Already in the first session you will experience what it means to be both relaxed and focused (even if it seemed impossible and not fit in the head). And over time you will learn to apply this skill in everyday life: even the most dreadful slammed will not be able to knock you off track.
10. With comfort
During the practice of asanas and pranayama in the blood large quantities of serotonin and endorphins, and you get a sense of psychological comfort, not dependent on external circumstances.
11. Instead of anti-depressants
All strong emotions and psychological trauma leaves an imprint in our body. Regular practice gradually releases the body from the clamps, and with them, dissolve and subconscious emotional blocks.
12. Without pain
Yoga helps relieve chronic pain in the lower back, which with age is beginning to bother even those who lead an active lifestyle. Well, if you start to do this, without waiting for the appearance of unpleasant symptoms, sciatica and did not appear!
13. Cure for chronic fatigue
Not getting enough sleep because of the constant rush jobs at work? Meditate! Research has shown that just 15 minutes of meditation will give the same effect as a few hours of good sleep.
14. No oxygen starvation!
Pranayama oxygenates our blood, because during the practice air reaches all corners of the lungs. In addition, it is an excellent therapy for asthma and chronic bronchitis.
15. Myself massage therapist
Performing asanas, you literally do not massage your own internal organs. Especially useful from this point of view, twisting in the abdomen is alternately stretched and compressed. The result is a normal digestion and good functioning of the kidneys.
16. Muscle tone
During yoga practice we engage the deep muscles, the existence of which we often do not even suspect. Meanwhile they are playing not the last role in the formation of a slender figure.
17. Strong support
Reducing the level of stress hormone cortisol, regular practice helps to keep calcium in the bones, preventing osteoporosis, a threat which appears after 35 years!
18. With a clean slate
Already for anybody not a secret that yoga helps to get rid of bad eating habits. You will not notice as you start to prefer fresh fruits and vegetables to cakes and steak!
19. Mild effect
The difference from a regular yoga sports training is that it never causes muscle spasms. Practice gradually causes the muscles to stretch and tone the ligaments.
20. Royal posture
Hunched back, curvature of the spine and a closed chest – all that we “owe” the benefits of civilization. Regular yoga will help to restore the aristocratic posture in a few months.
21. Control your emotions
Learning to control the subtle movements of the body in the asanas, we gradually acquire the ability to manage their own negative emotions, become less violent and irritable.
To begin the practice’s never too late. Even if you did not do before pregnancy is not a reason not to practice during it. Yoga helps to relax physically and emotionally, thereby reducing the likelihood of uterine hypertonus. And in addition, helps to relieve lower back pain.
Because of a sedentary lifestyle, the nerve fibers become sluggish and gradually atrophy. Yoga tones the millions of nerves in the entire body, simultaneously arousing the related areas of the brain. That is why after practice we feel fresh and energetic.
24. The power of the spirit
Mastering complex asanas, we overcome the fear of unusual positions of the body, and as a result we have the confidence not only on the Mat, but in everyday life: the solution to every problem becomes us on the shoulder.
25. Creative boost
In ordinary life we usually use the left hemisphere is responsible for logical thinking. The practice of asanas and pranayama balances the functioning of both hemispheres of the brain, activates the right responsible for creative thinking and intuition. Creative energy begins to bubble!
26. Healthy sex
Yoga in General, and bandhas (energy locks) in particular improve the circulation of the sex glands in men and women, and stimulates the organs of the pelvis. Therefore, the practice may be an effective therapy for the treatment of sexual dysfunction and infertility.
27. With upside down
Well, where else if not in yoga class, you will be upside down! And by the way, inverted postures have a very special effect on the body: improves blood circulation, stimulates the brain, and the risk of varicose veins is reduced to zero.
28. SUGAR: to Find and neutralize!
Regular yoga practice and a special diet to help control blood sugar levels in diabetes of the 2nd type. The thing is that practice makes us stress-resistant and, therefore, normal levels of cortisol and adrenaline – the stress hormone, increases sugar.
29. Find yourself
Yoga gives an incomparable feeling of unity with the surrounding world, and most importantly – with yourself. You will learn to listen to yourself and to see the things that are really important.
30. The lightness of being
Performing an asana, we focus completely on the body, discarding all extraneous thoughts and focusing on the present moment. So we learn to be “here and now” and enjoy every second of your life.