Mind, Body & Soul
Yoga sounds almost too good to be true.
This gentle form of exercise that brings harmony to your mind, body and soul is, understandably, a popular way to keep fit, look good and feel spectacular.
The harmonising beliefs of yoga are rooted in ancient Indian philosophy. A belief so strong and so resonant, it stretches right through to the present day when yoga still provides people all over the world with a sense of peace, happiness and strength.
So, what exactly are the health perks of practising yoga?
Yoga provides gentle ways to mobilise stiff joints, it strengthens the muscular-skeletal system and helps maintain a strong bone structure.
A Healthy Heart
Yoga helps to improve the function of the cardio-vascular system. During yoga practise the heart rate actually slows down, while the blood circulation increases, creating a balancing effect for people suffering from blood pressure problems.
Many yoga positions have a massaging effect on the organs located in the abdominal area. During yoga the blood circulation supplying these organs increases, which stimulates digestion and aids the detoxification process.
Relaxation and Stress Management
Stress produces a state of physical and mental tension. As a form of mind-body medicine, yoga positions relax the body by easing the tension in muscles and joints, while the breathing and meditation techniques have a positive impact on the nervous system, relaxing mind and body.
As gentle and spiritual as it is, yoga packs a real punch when it comes to improving your physical and mental health. That has to be something worth trying!