Having been around for more than 5,000 years, you know that yoga is the real deal. More than burning calories and toning muscles, it’s a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation.
There are many different varieties of yoga, but each one essentially relies on structured poses practiced with breath awareness.
On top of increased fitness and normalisation of blood pressure, it is a renowned antidote to stress. It can help you relax and focus, is a good mood-booster. This is because concentrating on the postures and the breath acts as a form of meditation. Entailing this is to approach one’s own mind to a serenity that allows silence and healing from everyday stress.
Practiced regularly, yoga can become a powerful and sophisticated discipline for achieving physical, mental and emotional well-being.
- Improved cardiovascular system
- Improved digestive system
- Increased musculoskeletal range
- Soothing of the nervous system