Article by Teena Hooda
The need to lead a happier and healthier life is indispensable. As the pressure to become better every day increases, so does the multitude of illnesses that come with negligence. That’s when the alarm for attention on health, rings. If I were to tell you that Yoga can help enhance your life, you may not agree. But the truth is out and plain, when you practice Yoga it works not just on your body, but also on your mind and soul, equipping you with all the confidence and strength to tackle your everyday woes and touch the finish line towards a happier and healthier life! And here’s how:
Yoga is not just an hour’s practice. It combines various facets of our everyday life to enhance them for the better. Something as normal as breathing is also regulated and set right by the daily practice of Yoga. Free tip: regulated breathing helps us think clearly, aids our decision making and makes us increasingly aware. Yoga teaches us to be in the moment, focusing on the present. In the present era, we multitask all the time. Focusing and regulating one’s breath improves brain functioning and mobility which helps rational thinking and decision making.
Regular practice of Yoga increases the flow of blood through the body and to the brain. Yoga results in body mobility. As the movement in yoga asanas involve stretching of limbs and muscles, it improves flexibility and mobility. The stretching and strengthening result in the release of pressure in the joints, thus making them stronger.
Sleep is one of the most important things that both our body and mind need. 1 in every 3 individuals suffers from at least mild cases of insomnia. Complaints about either lack of sleep or sleeplessness or the quality of sleep itself are increasing alarmingly. With the adequate and proper amount of sleep, one gains the capability to function to their full potential throughout the day, with a lightened mood and results in increased productivity. Better sleep also directly results in better physical and mental health. The mind thinks through the day and even more during the night. Yoga helps calm the mind and improves sleep patterns. The meditative techniques used in Yoga help enhance sleeping patterns and ensure deep and undisturbed sleep.
Yoga is not just a healthy practice, but it is a lifestyle that helps us adapt to the better version of our current lives while harmonizing the body, mind, and soul. A little Yoga is necessary to keep your living enhanced and blissful!