Have you thought of how to harness the entire benefits of yoga? Well, I guess you will be more motivated if you find out what yoga can do for you. It can offer you benefits that are beyond your imagination. Most people get discouraged when they start practicing yoga for the first time. Well, the discouragement comes when you start having a double mind as a yoga newbie. When you see people practicing some poses like headstand, and some hot yoga asanas, it might even discourage you somehow. However, the truth is that you should not be discouraged in anyway, but concentrate on your practice. You do not have to be a master before you will start reaping from your yoga practice. Just be consistent and let your yoga instructor give you directions on what to do.
Here are some of the benefits of yoga.
1. Lowers blood sugar level
Yoga is very good to practice. It can help you to lower your blood sugar level and LDL “bad cholesterol.” It can also help to boost HDL “good cholesterol.” For people who have diabetes, yoga has been found to lower their blood sugar level in so many ways.
• Encourages weight loss
• It lowers cortisol and adrenaline levels
• Improves sensitivity to the effects of insulin
Once you can get your blood sugar level down, then you can reduce your risks of other diabetes complications. Complications that may occur are heart attack, kidney failure, as well as blindness.
2. It helps you to focus well
One very important component of yoga is to focus on the present. It has been disclosed from various studies that consistent practice can help to improve coordination, reaction time, memory, as well as IQ scores. Those who practice meditation, demonstrate the ability to solve problems, acquire, and recall information better. This may be as a result of the fact that they are not distracted by their thoughts, which may continue to repeat itself like a loop.
3. Relaxes your system
Yoga helps you to relax your body. It also helps you to slow your breath, focus completely on the present, so shifting balance from the SNS (sympathetic nervous system) to the PNS (parasympathetic nervous system). rates, decrease blood pressure, increases flow of blood to the intestines as well as the reproductive system.
If you consider the benefits of practicing yoga, you might want to get on that mat right now. However, when there is no one to put you through at first, it becomes difficult for you to align your pose. Pose alignment is also very important. This is one of the reason you need a qualified yoga instructor to guide you.