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Yoga benefits for health

Yoga benefits - 10 positive effects for your health

Why should you do yoga? We all know that regular exercise and movement are good for our bodies. But what special effects do we ignite through yoga? The great thing is: Yoga has many effects that can positively influence our health - both mentally and physically. 

What are the benefits of yoga? What do I have to pay attention to? What happens to my body when I do the exercises? In this article, I'll show you the 10 positive effects yoga has on your health and why you should therefore incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine. Let's go!

1. control breathing

Probably the most important and perhaps most valuable aspect of yoga is the effect on breathing. Nothing is as crucial for the flow of the movements, but also for the entire yoga session, as the correct breathing respectively Breathing technique. Learning this is one of the basic principles and affects the entire performance. It ensures that you find your inner peace, can perform the exercises with concentration and, above all, can remain in certain yoga positions for the entire duration. 

It is not for nothing that this part of yoga is one of the most difficult and often requires years of practice. However, once you have learned to control your breathing, you can use the techniques you have learned in everyday life, for example, in exciting situations, after a hard day at work or to find peace again during panic attacks.

2. get to know body

Woman doing yoga exercises

Regular yoga training also has a positive effect on your Self-esteem out. For one thing, you'll notice some physical changes - like tighter skin. However, through the movements you will get to know your body better and learn how flexible you are and which exercises are good for you. Yoga is suitable for everyone and has no limitations. Suitable tips also for beginners you will find in this free yoga guide.

3. strengthen musculoskeletal system

Yoga has another positive effect on your entire musculoskeletal system. The movements and exercises are so extensive and versatile that they can help your Train the entire body and address all muscle groups equally. This strengthens the entire musculoskeletal system and is often a more effective workout than pure strength or endurance exercises while jogging or going to the gym.

4. relieve body

Once you have strengthened your muscles through the individual yoga exercises, you automatically begin to take the strain off your body. Newly built or activated muscle groups protect your body from injuries, from back and neck pain - which are often part of everyday life, especially in office and desk jobs -. as well as from muscular tension. An extremely valuable yoga advantage, I think!

5. increase vitality

Some yoga exercises are primarily for relaxation. Others activate the body and increase your vitality. By stressing different muscle groups and staying in different asanas. (resting body postures) the energy flows in the body are activated and can thus cause the increase of your mental and physical performance.

6. arrange thoughts

Yoga offers the perfect opportunity to get your thoughts in order and take the time to feel focus entirely on yourself. Especially in the stressful everyday life this conscious time is often missing or comes too short. Especially if you master the breathing techniques and meditative states, it will also help you at work, in your free time or in your private life, to keep your control or direct mental state.

7. meditation: build the mental strength

Through the meditative elements of yoga you also bring about positive changes. The focus on the inner self and the clear guidance of your own thoughts ensures that you build and learn your inner strength, Remain calm in challenging situationsn. In addition, the Meditation a positive effect on your defenses as well as your immune system.

8. heal body

Buddha - benefits of yoga

No matter what ailments you may have, the versatile exercises and possibilities of yoga allow you to release or alleviate many impairments or limitations. There are exercises with which you can perhaps Release neck blockages can, with others especially positive effects on your joints achieve. Yoga has also been proven to have a positive effect on the following areas:

  • Strengthening the cardiovascular system
  • Increase of antioxidants in the blood
  • Strengthening of the back, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae
  • Release of tension in the neck area
  • Headache reduction

Yoga ultimately contributes to your overall well-being and can also help with depression, panic attacks, or other mental health conditions. 

9. structure everyday life

Incorporating regular yoga exercises into your daily routine may be difficult at first. However, when you realize how much the exercises help you to keep your body fit and healthy, you will probably integrate them automatically into your everyday life. They also help you create a fixed structure in your day, providing regularity and routine. This helps you stay relaxed, schedule enough time for yourself, and look forward to new tasks with confidence.

Especially with mental illnesses like depression, routines and clear structures are very important and essential for recovery. In addition, yoga exercises and other regularities help to distract oneself from certain things on which one - with a certain psychological history - focuses and stiffens too much.

10. recharge your batteries

Probably the most important aspect of yoga and the greatest advantage - is the opportunity to recharge your batteries. Hardly any other sporting activity manages equally as yoga, despite strenuous exercises for mind and body at the end to provide new strength. Be it on a mental or physical level - the positive effect on your energies can be enormous!

The benefits of yoga are obvious!

So, if you still doubted or thought that yoga would not be beneficial for you and your physical and mental condition, you were wrong! Clearly, there are numerous positive effects when you engage in the techniques of yoga and incorporate them into your healthy lifestyle.

Do you have questions about the benefits of yoga? As always, feel free to drop me a comment!

Stay healthy and sporty,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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