Dec 25, 2021

How Yoga Keeps you Young

If you’ve never experienced a downward-facing dog, well, you don’t know what you are missing!  

There are plenty of yoga enthusiasts in the world, with an estimated 300 million people making it a regular part of their lives. This 5000 year old practice has become a life blood to many and is credited for providing a myriad of health benefits.

We know that as we age our bodies become less flexible, weaker and slower, as a result of muscle and bone loss.  

However we don’t have to just put up with it - there are things we can do to help slow down the effects of aging, and keep us feeling young and healthy!

Regular physical activity is paramount to feeling our best, and yoga is a fantastic way to include movement in your daily life. 

So how exactly can yoga keep you young?  

  1. Physical Benefits

Regular yoga helps to increase your range of motion, improving the flexibility of joints and strengthening important muscle groups.  

This increase in core strength allows for improved posture and balance, reduced bone deficiencies (such as osteoporosis), and has also been shown to help prevent and relieve the symptoms of arthritis.

  1. Medical Benefits

We all know that too much stress has a negative impact on our health, and yoga is the perfect way to slow down, breathe deeply and relax. When we are under pressure our body produces cortisol and this increase of sugar into our system has been shown to have many detrimental effects, including weakening of our immune system, skin inflammation, and an increase in overall body fat. 

A study by the Holistic Nursing Practice Journal showed that the practice of yoga was useful in combating the unhealthy effects of stress on the cardiovascular system, as well as lowering blood pressure and the risk of diabetes.

  1. Emotional Wellbeing

Self-care is a term that is bandied around a lot lately, and we are all being actively encouraged to take better care of not just our physical health but our mental health as well. 

Yoga teaches deep, mindful breathing, self-awareness, meditation and connection with the body. Time spent on the mat is a chance to unplug from social media and other distractions, and to instead focus our attention on the mind and body in a holistic and quiet way.

Yoga really is a unique mind-body practice that offers benefits for everyone.  

It requires minimal equipment, space or time and can be very easily undertaken at home, to help you stay strong and supple. Namaste!

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