Yoga: An ancient Indian practice that has become increasingly popular in recent years. The various benefits of yoga are well known and widespread. May it be improving your body posture and body flexibility or lowering your stress levels, yoga offers improvement of both -mental and physical health.

Ever wonder why yoga studios typically don’t have mirrors? Because yoga primarily focuses on inward awareness and inner healing rather than the outside world.

The benefits of yoga are endless, and anyone with first-hand yoga experience can agree on it. Most of us seek yoga for better health, but is that it? Surveys found that those who practiced yoga were more aware of their bodies than people who did not practice yoga. The reason is, the people who practice yoga are mindful eaters. They are more aware of their eating habits and more conscious of the physical and emotional sensations associated with eating. Mindful eating further benefits in controlling body weight making you more sensitive to the clues of hunger and fullness, which ultimately develops a positive relationship between you and food. Yoga and controlled mindful eating help in controlling Blood pressure, Diabetes, weight, and ultimately knee and other joint problems.

The breathing exercises and asanas in yoga help you relax. It is proven that deep breathing is one of the best ways to lower stress in the body.

Deep breathing sends a message to your brain to calm down and relax.

Pranamaya is even associated with various benefits relating to cardiovascular diseases.

Pranayama is the foundation of your yoga practice and also goes hand in hand with the asanas. Your yoga postures or asanas help your body heal – your joints, ligaments, and muscles strengthen over time through regular yoga practice. Often older adults complain about their backache, yoga is a solution to this, as it aids in lubricating the spine and alignment.

Your body, your physical and mental health, your lifestyle and, your soul are interrelated, and yoga helps in keeping this connection strong and healthy. Yoga heals you internally. Yoga is much more than just a physical practice on the mat; in fact, it is an extension of our soul that offers health beyond the mat.

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