Yoga has scientifically shown to be beneficial for our physical and emotional health. The list of yoga’s benefits is uncountable, that’s why we decided to list the 8 most impressive benefits that you can gain from doing yoga regularly. Some studies describe that doing yoga for one hour a week over a period of 10 weeks decreases levels of stress and anxiety and improves the quality of life.
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1: Yoga relieves stress.
Research shows the importance of a healthy lifestyle – and even the World-Health-Organisation changed their definition of well being and added mental health. Many other scientific reports underline the importance of mental health and this is where yoga has a solution. It reduces stress through controlled breathing and meditation. How? With regular yoga sessions, the stress hormone cortisol regulates itself better. As a result, we are less stressed and a lot healthier.
2: Yoga balances out Blood Pressure
Even though research is still incomplete, some research shows the positive effect of yoga on lowering high blood pressure.
3: Say Goodbye to feeling fatigue.
No words needed for this one, Yoga is ideal to concentrate on your body, stretch and recognise yourself again.
4: Yoga benefits you with every step you take.
The more you practice yoga, the better and/or higher the benefits!
5: Yoga relieves Neck Pain & Headaches
With millions of patients dealing with headaches all around the globe, researchers found that yoga successfully decreases pain. Further research connects this result to lower stress due to yoga sessions. However it happens, Yoga seems to be able to help us live with less pain and stress!
6: Yoga for a better Sleep Quality.
One research focused on the relationship between sleep quality and regular yoga practice (twice a week over a time period of 10 weeks). Results showed longer sleep, reduced depression, anxiety, anger and stress levels.
7. Increased Flexibility.
Also to previously listed benefits of yoga, every single session is – of course – also a workout. Through movements, flexibility increases and your muscles will be stronger and more toned.
8. Injury Prevention.
Yoga is an ideal complement to any other activity. Adding at least one yoga session a week will not only benefit from the previous 7 points but also prevent injuries. As a safeguard against injuries, yoga eliminates nagging aches and pains and addresses restoring and balancing your body.
Research showed us that yoga practice can impact multiple systems such as our mental health or pain levels positively. Especially, breathing exercises, calming techniques and the use of physical postures increase our healthy and happy well-being.
While most of us may believe that yoga is mind-body medicine, to all others: Science says so. Do you believe it or would like to give it a try? Have a look at our timetables (CBD / North Shore), talk to our reception at either of our locations (CBD / North Shore) and check our VIP lifestyle membership option, including yoga and many other wellness options for you.