Yoga is one the biggest contributions from India to the world. It has been practiced in India by Rishi-Munis since centuries but lately there has been a renewed interest in Yoga following a national level campaign by first Baba Ramdev and then by Narendra Modi ji. Most of the Indian celebrities have included Yoga in their daily routines. In case, you have not taken up Yoga yet, then these ten benefits of Yoga might convince you.
1. Increases your Heart Rate
Yoga ups the Heart rate and keeps it in the aerobic exercise range. There are many benefits of a higher Heart rate such as lower risk of Heart related diseases and increased endurance.
2. Makes you happier
This is one of the most important benefits of Yoga. The postures increase Serotonin levels and reduces the levels of Monoamine Oxidase which helps us in fighting against depression like conditions.
3. Helps you focus
Focus is one the keys to achieve everything in life. Yoga brings a sense of calmness in our body and helps us focus more on the task at hand. All those Pranayama exercises popularized by Baba Ramdev can help you stay in the moment.
4. Maintains a healthier Nervous System
Yogis have been seen doing some extraordinary things like increasing their body temperature by upto 20 degree Fahrenheit and generate specific brain waves. It can help us induce relaxation so that we can sleep better and control various other aspects of our body.
5. Helps you sleep deeper
Yoga can provide relief from the hustle and bustle of daily city life and can help us relax our bodies and minds. One of the side benefits of Yoga is better sleep, which means that we would be less tired during the day.
6. Boosts the immune system
Yoga activates the deepest parts of our body which have become passive over the years. It helps the body in boosting the immune system whenever needed and also in relaxing the immune system when it is not needed.
7. Prevents Digestive problems
Do you suffer from digestive issues such as constipation or Gastritis. Yoga can provide you great relief from the same; some of the postures are meant to put pressure on specific digestive glands leading them to be more active.
8. Benefits your relationships
Yoga practice creates a feeling of compassion and balance in one’s life, which helps us in looking at our partner in a more forgiving light. Once we start accepting our partner, then the relationship moves to the next level and there is much more purity in our actions.
9. Encourages Self Care
Once you start practicing Yoga, it affects changes in your body and mind. The more you practice, better it becomes. This creates a sense of hope that things can be better and are under our own control.
10. Helps you serve others
Karma Yoga is an important part of Yoga and is meant to help us serve others. It also establishes the fact that true happiness lies in serving the humanity. Serving others can give a new meaning to your life and your problems will become less dauting when you see others grappling with bigger problems.
Hope these 10 benefits of Yoga convince you to give Yoga a try. Happy Yoga!!
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