Yoga has the ability to be deeply and profoundly healing. It helps to relieve stress, detoxify the body, and strengthen us physically and mentally. With so much focus on breath, it helps keep you grounded – especially during hard times.
But there is more to yoga than you might think. We’ve got four surprising benefits to including regular yoga in your life to show you how yoga can create wellness.
- Improved immunity
The focus on breath helps our bodies move better and our blood circulate better. This helps improve organ function, thus improving our immunity. Yoga has also been proved to actually effect change in our genes, helping to boost our immunity. This starts while you’re still on the mat, so it doesn’t take long to see the benefits.
- Ease migraines
Research has shown that migraine sufferers have fewer and less painful migraines after only three months. Many yoga poses help to ease the muscles around your neck and realign any misalignments often caused by hunching over our computers and cellphones.
- Quality sleep
Likely related to its ability to reduce stress, yoga helps improve sleep quality within eight weeks of daily practice. A recent study also showed that twice-weekly yoga sessions helped cancer survivors sleep better and feel less fatigued.
- Fight food cravings
Creating breath awareness helps bring awareness of physical and emotional sensations associated with eating. Regular yoga practice strengthens the mind-body connection helping you tune into emotions involved with certain cravings. Yoga breathing exercises helps you slow down and make better choices when cravings strike.
Poses to Practice
Sun Salutation: great for circulation and toning.
Bridge Pose: calms the brain and the central nervous system.
Savasana: restores the body and focuses on breath.
Create a space for balance in your life and see for yourself how yoga can create wellness!
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Disclaimer: Information contained in this blog post is for educational and general purposes only and is designed to assist you in making informed decisions about your health. Any information contained herein is not intended to substitute advice from your doctor or other healthcare professional.