We all know that yoga offers some physical benefits, such as great strength, improved flexibility and balance, development of a slimmer physique that is more toned and others. A lot of people do not know that practicing yoga, can over benefits that are beyond the realm of the physical. The benefits of yoga, extends from the physiological, emotional as well as spiritual aspect of our being. People who start practicing yoga because of its physical benefits, end up getting stock with their practice due to the fact that they want better flexibility as well as a slimmer waist. You will be so amazed to find out about the non-physical benefits that yoga offers.
1. Improves mental health
Yoga has been proven to offer relieve in a lot of cases, ranging from anxiety, depression and others. It is also helps to improve our overall mental wellness. When you are practicing yoga, you have to do it with intension concentration, on both the breath as well as the body. This automatically means that during yoga, unhealthy pattern of thinking, are stopped or redirected. As a result of this action, thoughts as well as worries are relieved and soothed. In addition to this, yoga postures as well as breathing, helps to release tension from the body. It is just a simple logic that a relaxed body, will also make a relaxed mind too.
Yoga also helps our mental state to be in the right shape, by simply regulating our “stress response system” or how we respond to stressful situation, both mentally and physically. When it comes to lowering our blood pressure, yoga is also very effective. It also helps to lower our heart rate, improvements respiration, all of which are greatly affected when the body is under stress. The bottom line is that if you are always feeling stressed and also tensed, you can definitely use yoga to amend the situation. Yoga can help you reposition your body, and also less those unhealthy feelings.
2. Improves concentration and memory
Yoga can improve your memory as well as concentration. This is what you experience after starting your yoga practice. You tend to remember things better and also focus more powerfully after some few yoga sessions. Through the yogic practice known as Dharana, yoga helps to improve concentration. Dharana is the practice of focusing one's mind on one point, while Drishti is basically the keeping of your gaze, fixated on one point. Both of them, work to remove external distractions, so that you will be in a good state to recollect thins and also concentrate.
3. Yoga teachers us to face our challenge ourselves and face our fears
We will never make any improvements, if we keep doing the same thing over and over again. It is so easy, trying to avoid learning new things, based on self-imposed limits, or the fear of failing. Yoga teachers and instill in us, the ability to try something different, and also challenge our bodies and mind. It gives us that push to step out of our comfort zone and go the extra mile.