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Top Benefits of Practicing Yoga and Meditation

Life during the busy modern era is frantic, hectic, and stressful. Yoga and meditation are a great escape from the stressors of life and can be practiced anywhere and anytime. Yoga is well known to benefit  the body, mind, and spirit by challenging the body’s sense of dysfunction and uncovering the body’s internal and external resources to be used efficiently. This leads to increased sensitivity, clarity, tranquility, vigor, and strength and helps to balance the body’s energy flow, thereby promoting vitality, vitality, and vitality.

These are the top 10 benefits of yoga and meditation:

  1. Connecting the body and the mind

The mind can be pessimistic and discouraging. Meditation works with the negative tendencies and rewires the brain to be more tolerant, patient, kind. And yoga practice teaches love and appreciation for the human body and everything it can do.

  1. Weight loss

Any type of exercise helps keep us in shape. In addition, inhaling more oxygen promotes oxidation in the body. Most of the extra fat is turned into carbon dioxide and released through the lungs, and a small part of it becomes water.

  1. Clearer mind

Reserving even 5 minutes a day for meditation or stretching makes a difference in the daily performance. Like devices sometimes need a restart, the brain benefits from disconnecting.

  1. Feeling great

Exercise and meditation release oxytocin,  which makes us feel good. They’re both great outlets for anger and other negative feelings. Meditation allows us to silence bothersome thoughts and memories. Together, they deliver a superior life quality.

  1. Breathing better

Both practices encourage deep breathing. As something we do automatically, we don’t realize that there’s a correct way of breathing. The breathing exercises translate in a better oxygenation for the brain, as well as better circulation.

  1. Better fitting clothes

Getting fit doesn’t always mean a smaller number on a scale. Clothes can already feel more comfortable before the weight goes down. Even though yoga just looks like stretching, it also builds muscle. And muscles weight more than fat deposits.

  1. Building strength and flexibility

As we advance in age, we find that we always need to move and stretch to keep the body limber. Yoga is great for keeping the metabolism going, relaxing muscles, maintaining flexible tendons.

  1. Becoming healthier

Regular workouts lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure. Practicing meditation regularly lowers stress, anxiety and helps with focus and attention. A healthy mind needs a healthy body and vice-versa.

  1. Finding friends

Yoga classes are a great place to meet like minded people. You could connect, share experiences and inspire each other to do better. Also, having a buddy can make you more accountable and less likely to skip the class.

  1. Better sleep quality

Yoga can have different goals like endurance, muscle gain, fat burn, relaxation. A 10 minute workout before bed can erase the stress of the day and put the body in relaxation mode. Adding a 5 minute meditation can quiet all the annoying thoughts and worries we have, so we can enjoy a restful sleep.

Yoga and meditation improve the overall well-being of a person, while the practice is not demanding or strenuous.  Incorporating them in your life is easy and useful for self growth.

*Note: The material is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace advice given by a medical or mental health professional.

Sources:

https://100daystowellness.com/top-10-benefits-of-doing-yoga/

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/yoga-benefits-beyond-the-mat

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