Want Better Health? Try Yoga

· December 9, 2015

Yoga is a very ancient practice that has slowly made its place in society. Yoga cultivates the body, mind and spirit. Through postures, meditation and breathing, among other things, yoga relaxes you and makes profound changes in your health. Its importance is such that it has been used as preventive and rehabilitative medicine. Thanks to this practice we can achieve well-being and peace which, along with proper nutrition, will lead us to a much better life.

As we’ve mentioned, yoga cultivates the mind, but do you know all of the benefits it offers? Today we’ll talk about how yoga helps our mind without us even realizing it.

“Yoga is the golden key that opens the door to peace, tranquility and joy.”
B.K.S Iyengar

Yoga reduces stress

In today’s world, hurrying, being mindful of the clock, being punctual, obligations and excess work cause us stress that we can’t manage to avoid or eliminate. This is why yoga is an excellent practice for all of those people that suffer from constant stress in their lives.

But that’s not all. More severe problems such as depression and anxiety can lurk into our lives if we don’t control our stress. How does yoga help?


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Yoga helps us reduce our levels of cortisol, a hormone that’s released within the body when it detects stress. It’s a very necessary hormone, though when it increases in situations when we don’t need it, it can cause many negative side effects. Yoga helps reduce the levels of this hormone and, therefore, reduces stress.

Yoga improves our sleep and mood

Just as we previously said for cortisol, serotonin helps us regulate our sleep and mood. Thanks to the previously mentioned stress, we often sleep less and that affects our mood. It’s all related!

Practicing yoga increases our levels of serotonin, which allows us to rest better. And if you sleep better, you wake up better. The more tired you are, the worse your mood will be. So, start practicing yoga right away.

Have you ever heard that for patients with depression and anxiety, physical exercise can help? This is because our levels of serotonin naturally rise with exercise. It’s time to get up off that couch…

Yoga gives you a longer life

For all of you who think that life is too short, today we have some good news. Yoga can make your life longer, because it promotes a healthy lifestyle. Practicing yoga can help prevent aging and premature death. Also, it can help prevent degenerative diseases.

Do you know how long it takes for our body to notice the effects of yoga? Just 15 to 20 minutes a day is enough for our brain and our neurons to start producing changes.

These changes that take place within our brain and neurons, within our whole being, they don’t only help lengthen our life, reduce stress and sleep better…it also helps us last longer in our activities and concentrate better. Yoga improves coordination, concentration, memory and learning. That’s good news for those of you who are studying and find yourselves under high levels of stress.

Yoga improves relationships

Yoga helps us significantly in our relationships. In addition to achieving our wellbeing, through postures and breathing we gain flexibility. This helps strengthen the muscles in our pelvis, which guarantee us an improvement in our sexual relations.

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But that’s not all. Practicing yoga can help solve problems like premature ejaculation and sexual dissatisfaction. Since it helps reduce stress, our libido and sexual vitality will be increased. If we have a full and healthy sex life, our relationships will be benefited.

Did you know all of the benefits yoga had to offer you? We hope you can reach wellbeing in your life by dedicating just a few minutes of your day to practicing yoga. It’s an efficient exercise that will improve your life in every way.