Yoga is an ancient exercise practice that works at bringing the mind and body together. Yoga is derived from the word ‘Yuji’ which means union.
It involves breathing exercise, meditation, and poses. Yoga has so many benefits which are as below:
It reduces stress
If you feel so stressed, then yoga exercise is the best for you and you should give it a try. Yoga decreases stress and makes you feel more relaxed by decreasing the secretion of cortisol, which is a major stress hormone in the body.
May reduce inflammation
Inflammation is an immune response which is normal to occur. However, chronic inflammation in the body can lead to the development of pro-inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Improves the health of your heart
The heart is a vital organ of the body. It supplies blood to the body and some other important nutrients to the body as well.
In fact, studies have discovered that yoga may help improve the health of your heart and reduce the risk of heart disease.
It may fight away depression
Depression is one of the causes of mental ill-health which could lead to death. Yoga is known to be one of the anti-depressant effects and also reduce the symptoms of depression. This could be as a result of a decrease of cortisol level in the body.
Reduce chronic pain in the body
Chronic pain is an uncomfortable pain which can be unbearable. Research has shown that yoga can reduce chronic pain in the body.
Improves the quality of your sleep
Due to the increase of the melatonin secretion, the hormone regulates sleep and wakefulness.
Lastly, all these benefits improve your health and increase your life span.