You are in a high-stress job and your office work files remain pending at most time, your stress levels remain high, your health seems to be suffering and you simply can’t take time for out for friends or family, so your personal relationships suffer as well. If you find yourself in this kind of situation frequently and are trying to figure out a way to get things back on track, try yoga- the fitness wave nowadays that helps reenergize and reinvent one’s way of life.
According to Wikipedia, the word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root “Yuj”, meaning “to control”, “to integrate” or “to unite. Encompassing varied yogaasanas and pranayama (A yoga breathing helps regulate breathing and is very effective for weight loss). Yoga is all about the union of a person’s own consciousness and the universal consciousness. It has become more of a phenomenon most countries including the US, owing to its physical, emotional and spiritual benefits.
There are numerous health benefits of yoga. Some of them are:
- Enhanced fitness: Yoga is a great way to reduce and regulate weight, maintain metabolism and build muscle tone. Additionally, yoga improves respiration and body energy. It also promotes cardio and circulatory health and helps achieve a younger, fresher look. Also, if you face problems related to overweight and eating disorders, yoga may help you make the healthy lifestyle changes and get notable results.
- Mental benefits: Yoga reinforces oneself to stay calm, relaxed and balanced. It is a very helpful tool of managing the increasing stress of our daily lives.
- Prevention and cure of health problems: Various research studies have documented the positive Yoga and its influence in helping with health conditions, such as cancer, depression, pain, anxiety and insomnia, fatigue and mood. Yoga also helps regulate the heart rate and blood pressure.
According to a study from the University of Toronto, patients using stress reduction and relaxation therapy along with their medication were less likely to relapse into depression compared to those who only received medication.
So, practice this gift of yogis and use the art of yoga to get remain balanced, fulfilled and peaceful.