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The Health Benefits of Yoga

Today is World Health Day 2020 and if you’ve been neglecting your health lately, then it’s the perfect time to refocus your attention on your health. If you are wondering where to start from, then don’t worry we have got you covered. Before you get excited and jump into a fad diet that you may abandon even before April ends, let us tell you something that health is a journey and not a destination. As you embark on this journey, remember slow and steady wins the race. If you are looking for something that you want to stick with for your lifetime, then start with yoga. It’s an ancient practice that will not just help you gain physical flexibility and strength, but it will also help you attain relaxation. Practising yoga comes with many physical and mental health benefits. 

We will take you through 4 advantages of yoga that will encourage you to spread your yoga mat and be ready to feel amazing: 

  1. Gain flexibility: Yoga poses are designed to promote a range of motion. It helps you move joints and muscles that we don’t usually stretch during our daily routine. Spending hours in front of the computer or laptop makes muscles and joints stiff. However, yoga can help you move your body parts and gain a greater range of motion. It also helps you gain flexibility in shoulders, hips, and back. These are the areas that often don’t get too much movement. 
  2. Improve strength and balance: You don’t need dumbbells to work on core strength. There are several yoga postures that will help your body bear weight in ways that will build muscular strength and help you maintain body balance. Be it Vrikshasana (the tree pose) or Virabhadrasana (the warrior pose), each of them is designed to help you build the core strength that keeps your body upright. 
  3. Fix bad posture: Many of you must be spending hours hunched over your computer at work and facing back and neck pain. There are several yoga poses that can help you address this issue. A bad posture can in the long run adversely affect your health. There are several yoga poses that can help you address this issue. Bhujangasana (the cobra pose) is one of the poses that can help you seek relief from neck pain. 
  4. Decrease stress and anxiety: There are many physical benefits of yoga. The ancient practice is also known for helping relieve stress and promote relaxation. There are several breathing exercises that have calming effects. Yoga breathing exercises encourage people to be there in the moment and enjoy the stillness. To say that breathing exercises encourage mindfulness would not be wrong. Slow and focused breathing helps to reduce anxiety. The best thing about breathing exercises is that you can practise it anywhere. All you need is a comfortable space. 

Along with yoga embrace the goodness of Ayurveda to enjoy good health 

We, at Pankajakasthuri Herbals, make ayurvedic medicines using high-quality raw materials sourced from the best plantations, which are found on the slopes of the Himalayas and various parts of India. We are Kerala’s first ISO 9000 certified company in Ayurvedic medicine. You can explore our Ayurvedic products online here

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