Top 5 Benefits of Yoga

What is the very first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word “yoga”? Let me guess, difficult exercises, complicated asanas, tiring workout? Well, if you have any of these misconceptions regarding Yoga, then I would ask you to remove them from your mind as soon as possible because that is not the truth. Yoga isn’t something that was invented a decade ago, rather it is an art form, an art form which was discovered in the ancient times and was originated in India and at that time people didn’t care about getting six packs, rather they cared about mental peace and spirituality.
Yoga is an art that helps you attain the mental peace and fulfil your spiritual needs. These aren’t the only benefits that one gets from Yoga, the benefits of Yoga are countless; they start right from making you a healthy person and go as far as improving your personality. To get you started with Yoga, we’ve listed below some tempting reasons that will make sure you start doing yoga.

Reasons to start doing Yoga

There is hardly any reason that should stop you from practising yoga. Yoga is not just for serious health problems. Even if you do not possess any serious health problem you can still do the little bit of Yoga daily.

Below are some more reasons for you to start doing yoga:
Yoga helps you to get in touch with your body. You might not have felt or used various muscles in your body during your day to day activities. While performing yoga, you will discover many such muscles or pain points which you didn’t even know existed till now in your body.
Yoga can do wonders to get you a good night sleep. It helps in burning the required number of calories and keeps you in good shape that helps in inducing natural sleep. Yoga also decreases the stress levels and calms the mind. The peaceful state of mind helps you to sleep like a baby.
Yoga plays a major role in improving not only the physical strength but also the mental strength. A highly improved mental and physical strength can be achieved through the continuous practice of yoga. Yoga reduces stress and tension which helps in attention, focus and concentration.
Yoga is a great stress buster and it also improves overall work performance. It helps in boosting up the energy levels and decreases the chances of fatigue. Daily practice of simple yoga poses can literally act like magic in your life.

Health benefits of Yoga

  1. Reduces belly fat: Getting a flat tummy is one of the hardest things to achieve. Stubborn belly fat can be extremely irritating. Yoga for weight loss can be very effective as it helps in two things firstly, it builds stronger muscles and secondly, it boosts your metabolism. These two things are most important components for reducing belly fat. When you have a good metabolism, it means that all the food you eat is getting digested properly and all the energy is being utilized instead of getting stored as fat. When you perform yoga asanas, the energy is consumed by breaking down the fat in your body which helps you in reducing belly fat with yoga.
  2. Anti-ageing: As you grow old, your body starts getting weaker, less flexible and even slower. Thankfully, with the help of Yoga, you can improve your health and slow down the ageing process. Yoga can also help with diseases like Arthritis and Osteoporosis.
  3. Better breathing: With increasing pollution and less green exposure, breathing problems like asthma and many lung diseases have become common nowadays. Breathing practices in yoga also known as pranayama can be very effective in improving lung functioning and can help you to get a balanced breathing. It also helps in purifying the blood and the respiratory system which in turn enriches the blood with oxygen.
  4. Pranayam: Pranayam helps in reducing your stress response which gives you a more relaxed feeling. You just have to focus on your inhalation and exhalation which will help you to get a better respiratory system. Yoga breathing exercises also calm your nervous system which is extremely helpful to the people who are challenged by a respiratory condition.
  5. Improves posture: A good posture is very important for a healthy body. But poor lifestyle habits such as sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time, carrying heavy bags or constantly looking down at phones etc. are causing people to have really bad postures.
    Regular yoga practice stretches and tones the body muscles and strengthens them. It also improves your body posture when you sit, stand, walk or sleep and helps you to get relief from body pain due to incorrect posture. A good posture also improves blood circulation, makes you look taller, improves breathing, improves digestion and most important makes you look and feel confident.

Once you start doing Yoga, it won’t seem like exercising to you at all and will rather become a lifestyle for you. You will be a completely different person when you start doing Yoga. Now, as you’re well aware of the benefits and importance of yoga in your life, pick up your yoga mat and yoga pants and you are good to go. If you think we have missed any benefits of Yoga, then do let us know in the comment section below!

This post is part of the blog train for World Yoga Day called “On track to good health“. I would like to introduce my fellow blogger and host sabeeka  to takeover the train and share what health means to her.
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Health benefits of yoga
This post is also a part of “Yoga Day Blogtrain” hosted by sayeri  and she blogs at Sayeri diary  Jhilmil from Mommyinme. Here we 11 bloggers are sharing our views about yoga in different ways. The main intention is to make people more aware about the benefits of YOGA.
I would like to Thanks Sayeri for introducing me and my blog and I would like to introduce Papri who blogs at Through my pink windows
Author

Snehalata Jain, Mother, Lifestyle blogger, Traveler, Foodie and has a knack of parental advice. She loves to travel with her family and especially her daughter angel so that she can teach her kid the real life experience. A Micro Biologist and lecturer by profession, a full time mother and blogger by choice. She is a social media pro since 2012 handling over 100 profiles till now. Stepping to blog was her decision when she realized that whatever you do or experience, documentation makes it authentic. She loves photography and traveling and creating unique recipes which are healthy and tasty. She writes what she experience during her trips. About Blogsikka : It was just a quick decision to make my lifestyle blog , while searching for blog name. I wanted a name which is not related to specific things as my life is so dynamic that I can’t stick to one thing. I love travelling and eat delicacies from around the world. My love doesn’t stop here , infact I love to cook delicious thing which I see during my trips and replicate at home. Blogsikka is all about my own experiences of life and i write whatever i experience. And my backbone support is my husband DILKHUSH SHAH who is chartered accountant by profession and a hard core traveler by passion. He is the reason behind my all trips. DO FOLLOW MY BLOG : https://blogsikka.com and my all social media tabs

41 Comments

  1. Wonderful article Snehlata. The benefits are very nicely penned. Shall share it with friends. 😊

  2. Everything is so useful in this post. I always wanted to start yoga at home, this inspires me a lot yaa. Thanks for sharing this with us 🙂

  3. I have a lot of issues with my health, from IBS to mood disorders to hypothyroidism to PCOS! Yoga is what keeps me sane! Loved the post!

  4. Yoga is like a blessing to humanity. The people who are aware of the benefits are surely blessed with health. Great article talking about the benefits of yoga.

  5. Papri Ganguly Reply

    Yoga is the best way to connect you body with our mind and your mind with your soul.

  6. Yoga is indeed good for health. I like how it makes you feel in the morning post a nice morning routine.

  7. Thats really a great post Sneha. I loved reading it. It really motivated me to make yoga my daily routine.

  8. I do yoga everyday to reduce belly fat. It has so many health benefits. Thanks for sharing all the benefits. Hope it will encourage more people to do yoga every day.

  9. reema gupta Reply

    We all are very busy in our daily life. We rarely care about own health, mental stability. But such type of life is very harmful for future health. I do regular yoga practice at morning time. And It is not hard task for me to manage at least 30 to 45 minutes for maintain healthy practice. After yoga practice, I feel very relax, quick reactive, and claim. There are several strong reason to do yoga. Every day yoga practices help to suppress mental stress, and improve breathing system

  10. Armaan Sharma Reply

    Awesome.. Its such an amazing and helpful article..
    Yoga – A Key To Nirogya 🌹 I also do yoga everyday to stay Fit and healthy.. Blogsikka you are the best.. Hats off to you 🙏🙏

  11. Aman Sharma Reply

    Thanks alott for this! This is very helpful! God bless you!🌷🌷🌷

  12. Ruchi Verma Reply

    I feel too that yoga is a medicine for many problems which we are facing today related to our physical as well as mental health. This is really a great post to know the benefits!!

  13. Yoga is the best form of exercise that can be practiced any and everywhere without any hassles. It indeed has great benefits for the overall well-being of the human body. This post is quite useful for everyone.

  14. indeed health benefit of Yoga is universal. We all understand how important is our health and yoga is the quick and easy solution to it.

  15. Yoga is really important for all age groups. It keeps one fit and in shape.

  16. SHEETAL DORBY Reply

    I am a hard core yoga person , it’s like a daily booster for me to start the day . Love reading every bit of this post

  17. I have recently started practicing Yoga at work. Though I can’t see any belly fat reducing due to hogging on food :p This post will keep me motivated.

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