Ten reasons to take up Yoga

There are lots of reasons to take up yoga many of which are actually listed on the UK NHS website, which highlights it as a safe and effective way to increase physical activity, especially strength, flexibility and balance. There’s some evidence that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains – including lower back pain – depression and stress.

Yoga is an ancient practice which has stood the test of time. It developed around the sixth and fifth centuries BCE. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali date from the first half of the 1st millennium CE and the Upanishads from even earlier BCE.  In the 1980s, yoga became popular as a system of physical exercise across the Western world. However, Yoga is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core, a total mind-body experience, with both physical and mental benefits, making it one of the most versatile ways to work out.

TEN LINKS TO RESEARCH SHOWING WHY ITS BENEFICIAL TO START YOGA PRACTICE

  1. Stress Relief
  2. Lose weight
  3. Gain strength
  4. Sharpen your mind
  5. Ease pain
  6. Improve mood
  7. Improve balance and muscle tone
  8. Improve sleep
  9. Fight food cravings
  10. Reduce Migraines and headaches

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