THE HISTORY OF YOGA:
yoga is one of the oldest practices humans found that it brings together the mindset and body.
Practicing yoga incorporates breathing exercises along with meditation and flexibility movements designed to bring human stress down and increase self-control.
In this article, we will cover some benefits of yoga proved with scientific research, and this from both side’s physical and mental health.
1-CAN DECREASE STRESS.
Mostly known for Its major benefit of decreasing stress, yoga is one of the practices that give you the ability to ease yourself control and promote relaxation.
After a lot of scientific research; A group of female practicing yoga for almost 10 weeks and after this period, the results of the study showed that their body provided less secretion of cortisol which is the primary hormone of stress, and also with that lower levels of anxiety, fatigue, stress, and depression.
Also, studies showed that if you practice yoga along with other activities such as meditation, the result can be more stunning and powerful.
2-COULD HELP WITH HEART HEALTH.
Comely, 80% of heart problems are caused by high blood pressure, and from pumping blood to all our bodies to provided with the nutrients it needs to supply our tissues, our heart should be rewarded with Yoga exercises.
Studies seem to show that practicing yoga for almost 40 days, reduces the risk of high blood pressure and the pulses rate seemed more normal and stable.
Also, the percentage of cholesterol had decreased along with LDL cholesterol.
Now the image of the effect yoga can have on our body seemed more clear and how it can beneficial to our body.
3-CAN RELIEVE ANXIETY.
Even after a lot of positive results that yoga can increase anxiety, it’s not totally clear how it can do this effect to the human body but it’s due to several factors, like helping with blood flow and heart beets, and the lower secretion of cortisol may help with anxiety.
An experience that was made on several women with post-traumatic disorder (PSTD), it means that suffered from fear and mental disorder, showed that after 10 weeks of practice the symptoms of PSTD seemed fewer and almost 48% never met the criteria of PSTD.
4-ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE.
With all the benefits it brings to your life, yoga is becoming more and more known and famous, some people consider it as a way to escape the problems of life and live in another world full of positive vibes, and some take it serious making it their lifestyle.
A group of seniors takes the decision of practicing yoga, walking, or any meditation activity.
After 6 months of exercising the results showed that they become less fatigued and with a better mood and mindset. They also noted that there life’s seemed more organized and full of energy.
5-COULD HELP WITH INSOMNIAC.
Bad quality of sleep and insomniac are mostly caused by high blood pressure, obesity, and depression.
After reading the last point that we covered, you will see that yoga decrease high blood pressure and help with anxiety and depression, which will automatically lead us to better sleep and a better rest period.
In 2007, a study involved 70 persons assigned to a 6 mouths yoga class and took a part of the sessions, but only after 4 weeks of practice, the results seemed more promising.
The feedbacks of the persons were positive, they slept for longer and they felt less fatigued when they woke up.
6-IMPROVE BALANCE AND STABILITY.
Top athlete adds yoga sessions to their routine so that they can improve flexibility and balance.
Some studies show that some poses in yoga are really beneficial especially for avoiding injuries, and it’s going to be our next title.
Another experience that was done on some college athletes, and after one year of the consistent sessions of yoga training, their flexibility increased up to 4 times.
Note that a session of 15 to 30 min every day of yoga can give you a significant change in your flexibility and balance if you are looking to improve in it.
Injuries are one of the worst enemies to the athlete, in most cases, high-end sportspeople include sessions of yoga to stretch and improve their balance.
Stretching the tissue of the muscle takes it an original place that will automatically lead to better strength and low risk of injuries.
A study that was made in 2004, showed that including yoga to your normal training train routine for 12 weeks and proper dieting will decrease the risk of injuries up to two times.
8-COULD HELP WITH YOUR BREATHING TEMPO.
Yogic breathing is the term used in yoga to regulate breathing and focusing on controlling your breath through the exercises.
In all yoga types, these breathing exercises are a must-have, and some studies made it clear yoga improves your breathing technique.
An analytic result found that vital capacity (it’s simply the measure of the maximum amount of air that can be expelled from the lungs) significantly improved with this breathing technique called Yogic.
The results also showed that endurance increased, and the performance was optimized.
9-COULD FIGHT DEPRESSION.
A lot of experiences showed that Yoga may fight against depression, as some studies showed that it had an anti-depression and a stress relief effect on the human body.
As we said in the past, studies showed that Yoga exercises decrease levels of cortisol which is the main hormone responsible or we can say associated with depression.
One study was made on alcohol-dependent participants, they practiced a type of yoga that depends on the breathing technique. After a quick 2 weeks of the regular practice of yoga exercises, the analytics showed that the levels of cortisol got decreased.
Also, a participant noted that they felt more relaxed, and felt fewer symptoms of depression.
10-HEALTHY EATING HABITS.
Yoga isn’t just the habit of going to exercises, but it makes you also develop a healthy lifestyle, more commonly a sense of taste.
When you start training yoga, most of the people that practice this discipline develop attention to detail, like the texture, smell, and more importantly the taste.
The lifestyle of practicing yoga will automatically encourage you to start eating healthy and feeling good about yourself.