The surprising ways yoga can affect your body

The surprising ways yoga can affect your body
The surprising ways yoga can affect your body

Yoga is an ancient practice that has been popular for centuries. Today many people engage in yoga for the great physical, mental and spiritual positive effects.

In this article we highlight some of them in order to understand more about yoga and how it can have a great impact on your whole life with little to zero preparation.

Yoga is just great because you can practice it every day, everywhere and for as long as you need to.

benefits of yoga 

Greater flexibility

Greater flexibility
Greater flexibility

While you might not be able to do it at the beginning, the more you practice yoga, the more your body will loosen up. You will see how your muscles are able to move in a newer and wider range that you thought impossible.

Better posture:

Better-posture
Better-posture

Bad posture is linked to different types of pain that affect the back, the neck and different joints. On top of that it makes you look bad and fat. Yoga aims at brining balance to your body and putting your whole body into alignment. This means that your neck, back and lower body parts will all be aligned and balanced.

More strength:

More strength
More strength

 

Yoga uses your body weight as resistance and this means that you will become stronger the more you practice yoga. You will know that when old poses start to feel too easy and this will encourage you to engage in more difficult ones.

Toning your figure :

Toning-your-figure
Toning-your-figure

Because yoga uses your body weight only, muscle strengthening will not make you look bulky or heavy. Actually yoga will give you a leaner and more toned body as you lift different body parts and keep them up in the air without using any external weights.

Lower blood pressure and better circulation:

Lower-blood-pressure-and-better-circulation
Lower-blood-pressure-and-better-circulation

Yoga positively affects your blood circulation which in turn lowers your blood pressure and keeps everything in check. This will ensure that your heart stays healthy and safe from strokes and different conditions that would be health threatening. You can also engage in some meditation that would help your blood pressure go down.

Flat belly:
Flat-belly
Flat-belly

When you practice yoga you tighten and strengthen different muscles in your body including your belly muscles. You also improve your digestion that would improve any feeling of bloating or constipation because your muscles move and your blood flows in a better way.

 

Yoga is a great practice that would positively impact your life and your body. Do it slowly and don’t stress yourself and watch your body transform.