Article by Roberto Sedycias
Yoga is gaining importance recently over the world as it includes mind and body fitness. Yoga offers a holistic approach to the body health and mind, as it views both, mind and body as inseparable. The reasons worth considering doing yoga as a routine is because it trains the body and the mind through asanas involving poses as well as postures.
This training assists in improving blood circulation, strength, stamina, flexibility and concentration. Practicing yoga gives an invigorated feel and peace that allows performing daily chores without any stress. The routine practice of yoga offers many beneficial reasons and the results are astonishing, and hence considering yoga exercises as fitness workouts is recommended. Though, aerobic exercises are effective in burning calories and strengthening muscle, yoga does something beyond that as it benefits the body and mind.
Speaking about physical benefits, yoga firstly offers enough balance. Especially when a person gets older balancing the body becomes critical, and regular practice of yoga allows a person to move comfortably and easily. This is because the yoga positions focus the balance forms and the position is maintained; besides enough flexibility is attained as the muscles are moved.
The regular yoga practice involves prolonged stretching in various poses and this helps in improving the muscle mass. Energy level is high when the relaxation levels are higher in the body, and this is possible only when the tension is less. Tension is an energy killer and yoga exercises assists in lowering tension as well as stress by improving the blood flow, and this on the other hand increases the energy level. As a result people who has chronic back pain may benefit from yoga stretching exercises, as it relaxes the body.
Yoga supports mental benefits also to a very great extent through breathing exercises, and yoga positions help to focus inward in life against the outward distractions. This introspection is of great assistance in clearing the min d as well as in focusing the attention to important things. Stress levels are also greatly reduced owing to regular yoga exercise as it involves various poses, breathing exercises and relaxation. All these encourage the mind and the body to relax and offer relief from stress such that the damaging influences are kept away. Yoga also promotes inner peace as many yoga exercises include meditation time, and this tranquil period helps in gaining complete control over thinking, instead of becoming a prey to negative thoughts.
Yoga plays a significant role in shaping the body and mind and regardless of what one does, it is essential to practice yoga to enjoy its benefits. Yoga is a means and practicing it on a long term helps in preventing various illnesses and future injuries, and thereby provides a great relief. However, before initiating yoga practice, ensure a doctor consultation, in case of medical conditions.
Yoga need not be learnt by going to classes, as there are cheaper and convenient options such as learning with a yoga DVD that guides the workouts. The benefit of such DVD is that it facilitates performing yoga at convenient times and if one dislikes doing it he can comfortably stop at anytime as it does not cause any side effects.
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You can have access to articles about health in portuguese language from page Health Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for Polomercantil