We can’t remember exactly when it happened, but sometime in the last decade yoga has hit the big time in the circles of health lovers in Australia. There is certainly no shortage of people using yoga to get back into shape and to feel great, and we can see why. Yoga isn’t just a trend, this thousand-year-old fitness practice is here to stay.
So, if you aren’t doing yoga yet, what’s in it for you? Let’s have a look at the four ways that yoga can improve your health today.
Yoga Is Good For Your Mind
The practice of yoga involves lots of careful meditation and deep breathing, exactly what you need in a world that is as busy as the one that we live in. This has a marked benefit on the health of your mind, with numerous studies showing that yoga can help to increase personal happiness, improve daily focus and even increase your energy.
Yoga Is Good For Your Fitness
It’s too bad that so many potential yoga lovers are turned away from the practice by the misconception that you have to be incredibly flexible to make it a part of your life. In truth, there are a wide variety of different styles of yoga that make is accessible to any level of fitness. Once you get started, yoga can do wonders for your body. A regular yoga practice increases flexibility, strengthens muscles, helps to develop and improve balance and coordination and improves your posture. It evens burns calories, around 150-400 per hour, depending on the style you choose. It isn’t much, but over time this can really make a difference.
Yoga Is Good For Your General Health
Lots of different activities are good for fitness, but wouldn’t it be great it there was also something that helped you get fit and get healthy at the same time. Well, there’s good news. Yoga is that thing, because as well as helping to improve your fitness, it can do wonders for your body in general. Here we’re talking about improving your circulation, stimulating your immune system and improving your digestion. No matter your age, yoga can help to improve your long-term joint health and the functions of your internal organs.
Yoga Is Great For Your Skin
Yoga has the potential to do so much for you, but it is about to get one better because, as well as being great for your mind, body and health, yoga is amazing for your skin. The improved circulation in your body leaves the skin shiny and glowing, while a healthier immune system helps to flush out toxins from your body, which in turn improves the health of your skin. As a practice, yoga really can have an extensive effect on your body, inside and out.
Of course, yoga is no more a magical cure than any other health and fitness practice, and to get the full benefits it should be combined with a healthy, balanced diet and lifestyle. But, here at Scentrelle we have to admit, we’re yoga-lovers through and through!