From the Sanskrit word yunakti Yoga has originated. In Hinduism, this word refers to teaching the suppression of the whole body and mind and helps one to attain liberation. In short, you can say yoga is the most effective way to gain self-control and mental strength.
Yoga is likely on your list you should try. If you are not so sure about how yoga helps people and why you should do it then go through these 5 surprising reasons, which I hope will make you feel that you must start yoga from tomorrow.
One of the worst physical pain you have ever or might ever experience is Migraine. But the researchers show that having a practice of yoga for three months can give a fewer and less painful migraines. Using a computer or cell phone with your shoulders up and head forward causes over lifting of your tightening of the neck. This creates muscle imbalances that can contribute to headaches and migraines.
- Gives you a Perfect Pace
Smartphones, laptops and long commutes to work can all contribute to making one look like chronically hunched over. This is not only unattractive but can also be painful at times. Yoga helps one to give a perfect body posture. Different yoga poses can help you to bend your back, lengthen your spine and gives you a comfort experience of what perfect posture feels like.
- Fight food Cravings
Researchers found that regular yoga practice is connected with sensible eating, an awareness of physical and emotional gut reaction associated with eating. Geri Bleier says, “The awareness can help you tune in to emotions involved with certain cravings, and yoga breathing exercises can help you slow down and make better choices when cravings strike.’’
- Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown
Each time when one does yoga, they take the joints through their full range of motion. This can help prevent the shaky state or abate disability by “squeezing and soaking” areas of cartilage that normally are unused.
- Ups the heart rate
If your heart beat is at aerobic range then you are quite safe from getting heart attack. Though all the yoga poses are not aerobic, but you do it vigorously or take flow or Ashtanga classes, it can boost your heart rate into the aerobic range. Even if it does not increases the rate, it will surely benefit you by improving the cardiovascular condition. It also helps to hold breath for a long time and improves the maximum uptake of oxygen during exercise. One study found that subjects who were taught only pranayama could do more exercise with less oxygen.