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5 Compelling Benefits of Doing Yoga Everyday

The basic idea of practicing yoga is to align the body, mind and soul together to achieve a sense of fulfilment and elevate your mental and physical well-being.

Stress and fatigue are the real demons residing in your body, killing you day by day. Yoga along with meditation works as a restorative exercise by improving blood circulation, inducing proper sleep-wake cycles, getting rid of excessive weight, improving immunity and getting rid of certain chronic ailments like diabetes, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, polycystic ovary syndromes and helps in maintaining physical fitness and stamina.

The 5 most compelling health benefits of yoga are:-

Improves flexibility:- Yoga tones your muscles, gets rid of the fats that have accumulated in the body and stretches the tight muscles to bring a great range of movement in them. Some yogasanas that help you attain flexibility are Gomukhasana (cow face pose), Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Down-ward facing dog), Uttana Shishosana (Extended puppy pose), Malasana (Garland Pose) etc.

Improves sense of balance:- Practicing yoga on a daily basis increases proprioception (ability to feel your body’s core and its position in space). Bad postures often lead to knee problems and back pain. Some yoga poses helping in it are Vriksasana (tree-pose), Garudasana (eagle face pose), utkatasana (chair-like pose) etc.

Builds your core:- Regular exercise builds strong muscles, prevents cartilage and joint breakages, better bone health, perfects posture and increased blood circulation. Some asanas beneficial for these are navasana (boat pose), marjaryasana (cat pose), shirshana (headstand), bhujangasana (cobra pose), bitilasana (cow pose), dhanurasana (bow pose) etc.

Better mental health:– The chaos in today’s world causes you to lose focus in life. Yoga improves co-ordination, reaction time, memory and even EQ and IQ. Meditation is the best remedy for your over-stressed brain.

Better sleep and healthy lifetyle:- Excess stimulation of brain due to the hustle-bustle of life makes it stressful. Yoga helps you to relax your nervous system and thus helps you sleep/rest peacefully. And this leads to a good morning every day. Some asanas that bring you good sleep are Yoga-nidra, Saavasana (sleeping pose), pranayama (controlled breathing) etc.

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