A new year is always a great time to set yourself a new goal, and you can spend the year striving to achieve that target. Losing weight, toning up and gaining muscle all tend to be on the list of goals when it comes to a new year, but if you want to try something different that has the ability to make you feel much better daily, why not start practising yoga? Here’s a look at 4 reasons why yoga should be added to your fitness regime.
Like all forms of exercise, yoga has the ability to give you more natural energy on a daily basis. Yoga does help you generate extra energy but in a different manner, by using alternative breathing strategies, you will feel much fresher. Yoga combined with comfortable gym apparel helps to awaken your chakras which is the yoga term for your bodies energy, an example of a yoga pose that enhances the bodies circulation of energy is the tree pose (which is fairly easy to perform). There are dozens of different poses used throughout a yoga session you help open up your bodies energy and full potential.
You don’t have to attempt any extravagant yoga poses to lose weight. By consistently practising gentle positions in yoga, your bodies metabolic activity helps with weight loss. With its benefits on mental health, in particular stress, yoga helps with reducing the amount people want to overeat, which is a common occurrence during stressful days. Finally, yoga also helps your body with recovery after the more exhausting workouts such as running and weights. Your body goes through a lot while exercising, so a low impact workout like yoga is a great way to break up your routine.
Studies have shown that yoga helps with both the quality of your sleep and the duration of deep sleep. A number of health concerns are accompanied by sleep deprivation and sometimes ‘getting an early night’ doesn’t mean that you will have a good sleep. If you find yourself constantly tired throughout the day then yoga may be able to change your sleeping pattern, often poor sleeping pattern can lead to high blood pressure, fatigue and depression, so it’s a light exercise that offers no disadvantages.
It’s still in the early stages of its research, but yoga is believed to help curb inflammation. It’s an idea that is worth exploring as inflammation is the source of a number of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and many more are all terrible ailments that need as many outlets for reducing them as possible.