What gives you the Yoga? 12 reasons to become a yogi

The yoga has each day more and more popular in our society and this is because of its great benefits. Its positive effects on our body and mind do not leave anyone indifferent.

If you have not yet tried yoga today I bring you 12 great reasons to get hooked to this discipline, millennial, and to make your practice your new life-style.

1.- More health for your bones

The practice of yoga improves the bone mass of our body. It is proven that the exercises use weight bearing to strengthen bones, thus preventing osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Many of the postures, or yoga Asanas imply to keep the weight of our own body for a time, by holding it on different joints. With postures such as the simple downward facing dog strengthens the legs, arms, and shoulders, for example.

2. Promotes rest and relaxation

One of the great complaints of our times is that we’re too tired…when it reaches the end of the day we feel exhaustion both mental and physical, and many times sleep is not nor much less a solution. the yoga has the great power of calming down the nervous system and with this decrease the mental wandering that we cause the obligations of the day.

There are called “Asanas Restorative” as Savasana or posture of the body, that provide us with moments of mental quiet and relaxation physical; The Yoga Nidra, includes a type of deep relaxation in which the body and the mind become filled with energy and rest; the meditation that is used in yoga is also another useful tool to protect us from the over-stimulation that confronts our agency and return to us the sense of a vision for ourselves.

on the other hand, the Yoga facilitates us to have a deeper sleep and restorer. What will influence our energy to wake up and start the day.

3.- Increases muscle strength

in Addition to giving us a healthier looking, having strong muscles protects us from suffering possible injuries to the musculoskeletal system, reduces the appearance of back aches and prevent falls in older people.

The muscle strength that comes with yoga is balanced with the flexibility that this discipline brings, which makes the combination particularly interesting to combat problems with the muscles and prevent a premature aging of our musculoskeletal system.

4.- Yoga gives you a strong heart

it Is well known that aerobic exercise favours a good functioning of the heart and decrease the risk of heart disease. Yoga, although not in all its aspects is an aerobic exercise, if performed vigorously sequences of their asanas in a continuous way, it can strengthen the heart within a constant aerobic. On the other hand, the execution of asanas like breathing exercises typical of yoga, or “pranayamanas”, can enhance and improve the cardiovascular conditions of the person. There are studies that show that the practice of yoga lowers the heart beats when you are resting and increases their strength and potential when practicing any sport.

5.- Increases self-esteem

Another of the evils of our times is that we live with a significant lack of self-esteem. We are so engrossed in what is happening outside of us it’s hard to find answers to what troubles us in the interior. Many of the outputs that we take to alleviate this discomfort widespread that causes us not to feel confident of ourselves, result in bad habits that, in the long run we pass bill (work in excess, eating poorly or out of control, far out partying, drinking too much, sleeping little, etc…) This way of addressing the lack of self-esteem causes us to turn a detriment to our health-physical, mental, and also spiritual.

yoga, when practiced with the intention of knowing ourselves, self-examine our inner self and make changes and improvements in our way of living, provides a clearer vision of who we are.

Practice yoga regularly endows us with a sense of gratitude with ourselves, making all areas of our life are balanced as a result of inner work and connection with who we really are and we want to.

6.- Relieves the pain

For the people who live with the color chronic, practice the asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing) and meditation, it becomes a very effective tool to reduce pain. In addition to providing benefits to the physical level, improving the sensation of pain, yoga and its regular practice ne people with chronic pain improves mood, and reduces the need for medication.

7.- Increases flexibility

One of the first benefits that we can observe when starting with yoga is to improve the overall flexibility of our body. With this increased flexibility are disappearing also the tensions and pains, in addition to impact positively on our health and postural. A flexible body is less prone to injury and gives us the feeling to go to more “light”.

8.- It relaxes muscles

throughout the day we perform countless activities in which our muscles become fatigued without us noticing: looking at the computer screen with a furrowed brow and neck tense up, lead with the shoulders and arms rigid, spend a long time with the mobile in the ear, etc…

These habits, which are usually unconscious, can provoke us to a chronic fatigue of the muscles and joints involved in these postures, but not only that, this muscle fatigue and painful sensation prolonged can increase our level of stress and thus worsen our state of mind, a whole chain that is triggered by not being able to relax our muscles at the right time.

With Yoga you will learn how to work each muscle consciously. The asanas are not done, they feel, and consequently are a way of connecting with our body in a different way. You will know where are the hot spots of your body, what muscles are, the more stress they receive, and you will recognize this feeling before they grow weary too. In the background, the muscle relaxation that you offers the practice of yoga, will be a tool to prevent potential pain states, and chronic fatigue in your body.

9.- It decreases the level of Cortisol, the stress hormone

The hormone cortisol is responsible for producing the stress response. Although it is necessary for crisis situations in which we need to react quickly and defend ourselves from certain dangers, a very high level of cortisol in our body can affect our immune system, weaken the memory and lead to changes in our nervous system. On the other hand, high levels of cortisol are related to depression, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance. is The practice of yoga helps the cortisol level descend and does not maintain the states of stress in our body, preventing the onset of depression and other illnesses mentioned above.

10.- Improved personal relationships

The yoga works from the love. The love toward ourselves, as a body-mind-spirit, and love towards others and the world around us.

to Cultivate this emotional balance and to work on our response to external circumstances that are presented to us, favors a better relationship with our environment. Practicing Yoga regularly develops in us the sense of friendship, understanding, and equanimity. the Yoga and its philosophy of not doing harm to anyone, live the truth, and take only what we need, offers us a dimension more balanced and positive personal relationships that we maintain in our life.

11.- Controls the weight

The yoga, as I said above, not always focused on aerobic exercise, however, weight control is important not only sweat and intense workout. For people that want to lose weight, it is important to establish a series of new habits into their daily routines. the Yoga and its regular practice makes you move and burn calories, yes, but also its spiritual dimensions and emotional stimulate you to lead a healthier life, eating only what they need, and improving eating habits. If we start from the basis of loving ourselves, the yoga promotes you to love your body and take care it, so that you will leave behind binge eating or customs are harmful for your diet.

12.- Yoga is for everyone

One of the big reasons that I fell in love with yoga is that your practice is universal and fits any person. No matter the physical condition, age, the presence or not of disease… the yoga fits all.

There are different types of yoga and each of these types can be adapted to a particular group of person, for example, yoga for pregnant, yoga for seniors, yoga in chronic diseases or degenerative diseases, etc., there is Not one correct way to practice yoga, the postures are the means by which we connect with our body in a conscious way, and this can be done by any person at any momento life cycle, whatever its current condition.

I invite You to try the benefits of practicing yoga on a regular basis and take advantage of all that this discipline brings to your life. Namasté