Add something new to your daily exercise routine: 8 Surprising Benefits of Yoga
When it comes to healthy habits that bring immediate relief to all parts of life, there is no better activity than yoga. A combination of mental and physical exercise that has existed for millennia.
So, what makes yoga such a fantastic option for those looking to add something new to their daily exercise routine? Here are 8 benefits of yoga that can help you:
The slow, rhythmic breathing and intentional movement of yoga have been shown to help reduce mental stress and increase acuity in those who consistently practice.
Not only does yoga help reduce stress, but those who practice yoga have reported noticeable reductions in their levels of general anxiety.
Yoga can both boost your heart’s health, as well as reduce damaging levels of inflammation in your system.
Those who report taking part in yoga have found that they experience a new lease on life, with an overall reduction in depression – as well as a desire to achieve personal goals!
Yoga is beneficial to sleep – helping you learn techniques to fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer periods.
Individuals who struggle with consistent balance and mobility issues may find that yoga helps them regain the strength they need to move more freely.
The focus on intentional breathing and muscular training in yoga can aid in your cardiovascular system – making it easier to take deep breaths and move oxygen through your body.
Yoga can also have an impact on your daily diet. Those who have taken part in a yoga practice have consistently reported less desires and temptations to binge eat or eat foods that are bad for their health.
For these reasons and more, individuals across the globe are taking advantage of the health and wellness benefits of yoga.
Dr. Duy Bui is a board-certified chiropractic physician at ReNu Chiropractic Health with offices in Aloha and Beaverton. Visit renuchiro.com or for more information, call (503) 406-2020.