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13 amazing benefits of yoga that you must know!!

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13 amazing benefits of yoga that you must know!!

  1. 1. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Yoga is an old physical discipline from India. It helps to improve health & happiness. The explorer of Yoga was Patanjali, and he defined Yoga as " the cessation of the modificationof the mind " in other words, to “live in the now” or “to join”. We translate this as the union of mind and the body. The literal meaning of word yoga is “to yoke” or “union”. In this article we shall discuss about 12 benefits of yoga with yoga asanas (physical postures), yoga videos, Infographics, Gifs, yoga facts, etc. 11 Top Advantages of Yoga
  2. 2. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com You can run a 100-meter race but you find it difficult to touch your toes?? Are you strugglingwith holding the simple back end?? If so, then this first point is for you. [Related articles: - *Best yoga quiz with a surprise gift] 1. Advantage of Yoga: It makes the body flexible Yoga is an exercise that stretches you out and makes you more flexible, increases your range of movements and makes you feel more comfortable with your body.
  3. 3. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com But if you are a beginner, just hold the stretches and poses for about 10 to 20 seconds to lengthen your muscles & joints. Then, day by day your joints, ligaments, and tendons will become habitual and adaptable to such yoga poses. Research-based analysis International Journal for Yoga conducted a study to see the impact of yoga on athletes over a 10 weeks period and the results were that the athletes who performed yoga gain the flexibility as compared to the athletes were not doing yoga. Thus, Yoga reallyhelps in gaining flexibility. Now, clickhere to know which yoga asanas are good for flexibilitywith yoga videos.
  4. 4. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Yoga Facts 2. You can maintain your Blood Pressure with yoga.
  5. 5. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com It helps in maintaining blood pressure because it supports good circulationof blood, especially in hands & feet. Inverted & Twisting poses encourage deoxygenated blood to flow out from your internal organs back to the heart thus reduces swelling in hands & feet if you have and this also reduces blood pressure. Research-based analysis In 2011, Evidence-basedComplementary and Alternative Medicine published research according to which Iyengar Yoga improves blood pressure. In this study, participants were not receivingany treatment or medicine and were having slightly elevated blood pressure. They divided these participants into two groups. The 1st group which had no experienceabout yoga performed Iyengar exercises for over 12 weeks. The other group made personalized dietary adjustments.
  6. 6. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com The researchers found out that the 1st group produced clinicallymeaningful improvements in 24 hours systolic & diastolic blood pressure. Now, Click here to know 7 Gentle Yoga Postures which will definitely help you out [ Infographics + videos] Yoga Facts 3. Benefits of Yoga: It makes you stress- free
  7. 7. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Do you know that long-term stress can increase your risk of mental health disabilities? So, it is necessary to live a stress-free life and according to the study conducted by Harvard Health School; they concluded that Yoga makes you more peaceful, calm and may lower down your blood pressure and your heart rate. In fact, Yoga decreases the level of cortisol (Stress Hormone) which affects the level of serotonin and thus makes you feel less stressful. How yoga decreases the level of cortisol will be discussed in the next point as stress is much more associated with the nervous system. And yes, click here to followthese Yoga postures that will help you reduce your level of cortisol. Yoga Facts
  8. 8. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com 4. How can yoga help us in our nervous system? As I am talking about our nervous system than you must know some basics about it to understand well. You and I have two types of the nervous system: sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system antagonistic to each other means their functions are opposite to each other. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for fight and flight mode which is tended to function on a daily basis.
  9. 9. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com The parasympathetic nervous system deals with autonomic functions such as heart and metabolic rates and when this part of our nervous is active blood pressure and heart rates are lowered and the body became relaxed. And what happens when you are dealing with your stressful job and busy lives? At, this moment our body produces a lot of cortisol (stress hormone) which I already discussed a little in the previous point. With a lot of cortisol, it dampens our reflexes, our memory, and our focus thus affecting our entire life. Thus, to reduce the levelof cortisol we need to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and for that, we need a strong central nervous system. How yoga helps in strengthening the nervous system?
  10. 10. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Well, yoga can strength our nervous system by increasing the coordination betweenour body and mind through the breathing techniques, physical postures, and mind relaxationmethods. The above methods also help in stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system and thus reduces the high production of cortisol which happens when the sympathetic nervous system overworked. Practicing yoga in a group environment helps the nervous system to get out from the various chronic stress back into the activation & settling of the body in a more natural rhythm. Click here to follow these three yoga asanas that will strengthen your nervous system with Infographics, GIFs and videos. Yoga Facts
  11. 11. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Related articles: - *Best yoga quiz with a surprise gift 5. Benefits of Yoga on people suffering from diabetes :) " According to several studies, yoga can have a positive effect on high blood sugar by reducing the stress associated with hyperglycaemia,".
  12. 12. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com We have already seen in the previous points that yoga helps in activating the parasympathetic nervous system and this nervous system helps to regulate and control stress hormones and high blood pressure. And reduced stress levels also help in decreasing the level of sugar in the blood. Do you know that Stress also plays a big role in the development of Type 2 diabetes? Well, yoga plays a vital role in treating diabetes and it also prevents the disease from developing by controlling stress levels and by: 1) Engaging the muscles in physical activity -
  13. 13. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Just like other physical exercises, yoga helps to increase glucose consumption by muscles, which lowers the blood sugar level and also helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases like a stroke and cardiacarrest. 2) Weight Loss - Yoga can reduce weight and enhance weight control, both factors are important for reducing the risk of cancer, cardiovasculardiseases, and type 2 diabetes.
  14. 14. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com 3) Restoring the pancreatic cells - Yoga Postures that assist relaxationstretch the pancreas, which can further activate the production of insulin- producing beta cells. With blood sugar down you have reduced the risk of further diabetic problems like blindness, kidney failure, and cardiac arrest. Not only Blood sugar it also lowers bad cholesterol and increases the production of good cholesterol. View here to follow three yoga asanas that will help you cure Blood Sugar with images and videos to assist you. Yoga Facts
  15. 15. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com 6. Advantage of Yoga: Relief from Spine Pain. Yoga can diminish back pain to a large extent because of the abdominal muscle and the back muscles are the two important components of the muscular network of the spinal cord and these muscles help us maintain the right posture and movement. And when these muscles are in the right state, they reduce the back pain to a large extent. Stretching is very important if you are suffering from back pain. The muscles in the back of the thigh which we call Hamstring muscles requires stretching in the case for people who are suffering from lower spine pain. Stretching along with rhythmic breath willhelp the nutrients to flow in along with the toxins to flow out of your muscles and thus it will nourish the soft tissues and muscles in the back.
  16. 16. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Perceptioncan also increase suffering. Emotional factors may not change the physiology of the spine but may enlarge the problem. Thus, reducing the awareness of the pain through the meditation can diminish the feeling of spinal pain. People who used to work sitting in front of their computer have spinal compression. Yoga counteracts these situations as it maintains a healthy spine through stretching, conscious breathing, by maintaining posture and by overcoming anxiety & stress so to reduce back pain caused by mental and emotional factors. Click here for the 10-minute sequence of 10 Yoga Poses for back pain [ Infographic]
  17. 17. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Facts about Yoga. 7. Advantage of Yoga: Makes your lungs more effective " According to a press release by the AmericanCollegeof Chest Physicians, they found it that after practicing yoga for 12 weeks it improved in shortness of breath, lung function and inflammation," Yoga breathing exercises that extend your inhalation and exhalation, such as the gentle lengthening of equal breath
  18. 18. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com or rapid breathing, like kapalabhati can strengthen your lungs to a large extent. Pranayama, breath awareness can help with lenient asthma and COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) by reducing inflammationand by increasing productivity of lungs. The health of respiratory systems willimprove by exercising yoga breathing techniques that include balancing, simulating practices and calming. Yoga also improves the respiratory system by reducing stress as it pacifies our nervous system. You can also help you manage symptoms of breathlessness with help of Pranayama breathing techniques.
  19. 19. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Yoga also supports breathing by the nose, through the nose the air filters thus preventing the dirt particles to enter the lungs and warms the air & add moisture to it as cold or dry air can cause asthma in sensitive people. Longer breaths could cleanyour nasal passages and is helpful for people with allergies. Consult your doctor first before starting any exercise program if you are suffering from COPD. The following yoga asanas will help you improve your lungs 1) Big Toe Pose 2) Cat Pose 3) Cobra Pose 4) Bridge Pose View here to watch this video for Kundalini Yoga Breathing Exercises on my blog article.
  20. 20. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Do you know about nude yoga?? Related articles: - *Best yoga quiz with a surprise gift 8. Advantage of Yoga: Reduces Inflammation When a body is under stress or when is subjected to injury than inflammationis the automatic response of the immune system. When our body is attacked by pathogens than our immune system inflames to eliminate these harmful cells from the body and promotes recovery. There are two types of Inflammation - Acute and chronic. Acute inflammation occurs for a short period and responses to an injured area by swelling.This gives a signal to the immune system to heal the particular area by sending white blood cells.
  21. 21. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Chronic inflammation happens when the body is in a continuous state of stress probably because of food habits, lifestyle or because of an autoimmune disorder (a situation in which the immune system attacks the healthy cells). In chronic inflammation, swelling remains as it and stops the healing from the beginning. Stress, high inflammatory foods like unstable oil, sugar, over-workout, high insulin levels, overweight all helps in increasing inflammation. How Yoga plays a big role in reducing inflammation? Healthy lifestyle and decrease stress levels willhelp your body to recover from inflammationquickly. You already know that yoga helps to fight stress by activating the parasympathetic nervous system and reducing stress levels helps to reduce inflammation. Yoga also helps in the production of adiponectin, an anti- inflammatory hormone. Thus, with the presence of adiponectin, it will help inflammationto reduce quickly. Studies have shown that 11-12 weeks of yoga could reduce inflammatory markersin the body. The following are the yoga postures that will help you reduce inflammation. 1) Warrior 2 Pose 2) Supine Pose
  22. 22. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com 3) Twisted Figure 4 pose 9. Yoga helps you Build Self-Confidence. The yoga asanas likeChild's pose and pigeon pose, both these poses as well the other poses help the mind relax.
  23. 23. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com With Yoga breathing exercises, it helps to concentrate on your breath and in this way, it promotes self-awareness and leads the mind to relaxation. Yoga practice helps you to learn self- calmness and the ability to remain calm helps you to restore self- confidence. In yoga, I realize that each of us has unique abilities and capabilities and we all are unique in some other way and this helps us to be comfortable with our own body and mind. "And when I love my body, it helped me to gain confidence with my own-self." The best yoga poses to gain self-confidence are: - 1) Crow Pose 2) CamelPose 3) Eagle Pose 4) PigeonPose 10. Do you know that yoga can make smart?? Research has shown that those who practice yoga regularly achieve higher scores in brain fitness assessments. A study has shown that practicing Hatha yoga or mindfulness meditation regularly improves the brain's executive functions to a great extent.
  24. 24. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Yoga Breathing exercises activates prefrontal cortex of the brain, therefore making you more aware and active about your senses and emotions. Therefore, if you are a student, consider performing yoga for a few minutes before heading to the classroom. That will reallyhelp you stay sharp and focused. Journal of Physical Activity & Healthalso says that 20 minutes of yoga makes your brain more effective and helps too quickly and accurately process information. Is yoga better than other exercises like aerobics? Well, the results of a study conducted by the University of Illinois in which researchers had 30 women who could either do yoga or aerobics for 20 minutes. Conclusion:
  25. 25. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com The female students after the yoga practice could focus and process information more accurately and efficiently and could also learn new information quickly as compared to those who did aerobic exercises like running on the treadmill. These 3 Yoga asanas will be beneficial for your brain. 1. Big Toe Pose (Padangusthasana) 2. Child's Pose (Balasana) 3. Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) 11. Advantage of Yoga: Improves Sexual Health
  26. 26. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com  Yoga, first, reduces your stress by reducing your cortisol levels thus making your sex life more awesome.  Yoga strengthens your pelvic floor muscles & thus promotes stronger orgasms.  Yoga helps to focus on your present moments and increases your awareness thus more present you are more it will boost your sex life. These 3 Yoga asanas will be beneficial for sexual health 1. Happy Baby (Ananda Balasana) 2. Cat Pose (Marjaryasana) 3. One-Legged Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
  27. 27. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com 12# Yoga for the healthy liver The liver plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy body. The liver helps to keep toxins and carcinogens away from the bloodstream. You cannot eradicate toxins from your body if your liver is not functioning well and this could also help the toxins to recirculateinto the bloodstream. So, start practicing yoga to keep your liver healthy. The functions of the liver are to decompose medicines and hormones and to store vitamins and iron for the body's consumption.
  28. 28. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com To keep liver healthy, you should include a healthy diet and various yoga practices may also aid you to detoxify and remove accumulated material from the liver. To really prove you that yoga helps the liver than see this case study published by "European scientific journal" on the effects of yoga on the liver here. However, click here to view three easy yoga asanas to keep your liver healthy with steps & images. Related articles: - *Best yoga quiz with a surprise gift 13# Yoga For Thyroid Thyroid disease is a medical disorder which influence the function of thyroid gland. The most common symptoms of thyroid are low energy, incapability to tolerate cold, dry skin, constipation and there might swell of throat, which is also known as goiter. It is the best to discuss this problem with the doctor but yoga can help in overcoming various issues related to thyroid disease. This research paper has shown that yoga has a positive effect on improving thyroid functions.
  29. 29. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com But yoga cannot completely eradicate the thyroid imbalance and we must consider yoga as a complementary therapy. A lifestyle with full of stress is the major contributor to the thyroid disease but giving oneself in yoga can manage stress to a great extent. According to Dr. Pushpa Salini, Meditation and Yoga expert, Ujjai Pranayama can help to control thyroid diseases. Drinking a mixture of coriander seeds soaked in water is best home remedy for managing thyroid." Yoga can prevent and cure thyroid problems in following ways:- 1) Yoga can help with fatigue & muscle pain if you are already suffering with thyriodrelates. 2) Pranayama and asanas influence relaxationand reduce stress. 3) Yoga poses which are related to throat stimulating improves circulationof blood and flow of energy around the thyroid which results in stretch and strengthen of neck. Yoga postures for your thyroid The following yoga postures willstrengthen your thyroid. Do not perform all the yoga asanas at once and adjust the following poses to suit your body needs. Be kind & gentle to your body.
  30. 30. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com Sarvangasana (The Shoulder Stand) Before performing this yoga pose, warm up yourself by performing Tadasana orlower back exercises as we suggest relieving any spinal pain before performing this yoga asana. Step-by-Step instruction to get into this pose- 1) Put a towel or a blanket below your body for support. 2) Lie down with your arms close to your body and your palms facing down. 3) Use your arms & back to assist you in lifting your legs 4) Now, take a breath inside and lift your legs up to 90 degrees 5) Slowly exhale and bring your legs over your head. 6) Take your hands, put them on your back and slowly lift your legs up. 7) Raise your legs straight up towards the ceiling. 8) Try to keep your body in a straight line as possible. 9) Hold the pose up to 10 seconds and breath normally 10) Release the asana by taking your legs back over your head 11) With the help of your hands bring your upper body down. 12) Get back on the mat and rest. 13) Lie down in corpse pose and rest. Don't get up immediately. Fish Pose (Matsya) Caution:- Do not perform this pose if you are pregnant or suffering from hernia or a neck or back injury. 1) Lie on your back with your legs and arms extended out
  31. 31. Article from:- currentnewstimes.com 2) Lift your pelvis slightly above the floor and slide your arms underneath your hips with your palms down 3) Come up onto your elbows and raise your upper body to look upon your feet 4) Open up the chest and roll the shoulder back 5) Try to bring the crown of the head down on the floor 6) Hold here up to 10-15 seconds and balance gently on your elbows and the crown of your head 7) Gently release the pose by sliding your head back 8) Release your arms from beneath 9) Now, relax by coming into corpse pose ( savanasana) 10) Stretch out your body and relax until your breath come to normal. Article By: - Pushkar Agarwal Owner of Current News Times

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