We are witnessing that yoga is globally popular. Practicing yoga can have a preventive effect in order to maintain physical and mental health.
Through a combination of various yoga postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama), and meditation, yoga improves our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Some benefits of yoga are felt soon after starting the exercise, while some other improvements take longer.
Yoga is a very effective type of physical activity that strengthens muscles, increases the elasticity of connective tissues, and improves the balance of the body. It regulates blood pressure levels, prevents heart disease, back muscle pain, and reduces stress levels. Also, although yoga is an activity that has been known to have positive effects on mental health for a long period of time.
The beneficial effect of yoga
Many scientific studies have found a beneficial effect of regular exercise on reducing the amount of stress and helping to maintain inner peace and balance, which is very important in today’s hectic times. Also, positive effects have been identified in the treatment of certain diseases, primarily as an adjunct therapy.
However, for all those who suffer from an illness (physical or mental in nature), before starting exercise, it is necessary to consult a doctor/psychologist, at best someone who already has experience with yoga. One of the important factors for successful yoga is finding a suitably trained yoga instructor, who can adapt the practice to the individual needs and abilities of beginners, although to some extent, with the help of good books, he can practice independently.
Definitely, it can be dangerous to practice breathing exercises on your own, especially with holding your breath, as well as meditation exercises for people with pre-existing mental problems. For a beginner, of course, it is quite difficult to navigate the growing offer of different systems and teachers, but with a little practice and listening to your inner voice, everyone can find the right approach.
Positive effects of yoga
The list of therapeutic effects of yoga based on long-term trials by teams of doctors includes:
- Stress relief
- Pain reduction
- Better breathing
- More power
- Weight regulation
- Better circulation
- Cardiovascular improvements
- Better posture
- Developing a sense of the present moment