GIVE YOUR BODY A BREAK!
In such a fast-paced world, we don't often have time to slow down and take a break from the everyday hustle.
This can lead to exhaustion, stress, anxiety, fatigue, & poor performance among other symptoms.
Although we all live busy lives, we know that it's vitally important for your body to relax and recuperate regularly.
Something as simple as a 15-minute yoga session will do the trick. Here are a few benefits of incorporating yoga into your busy schedule.
1. Yoga Helps You Manage Stress
According to the National Institutes of Health, scientific evidence shows that yoga supports stress management, mindfulness, weight loss, mental health, healthy eating, and quality sleep.
2. Yoga Means More Energy & Brighter Moods
You may feel an increase in physical and mental energy, a boost in alertness and enthusiasm, and fewer negative feelings after getting into a routine of practicing yoga.
3. Yoga Relaxes You, To Help You Sleep Better
Research shows that a consistent nighttime yoga routine can help you get in the right mindset and prepare your body to fall asleep and stay asleep.
4. Yoga Improves Flexibility, Strength, & Balance
Slow movements and deep breathing will warm up muscles and increase blood flow while holding a pose can build strength.
5. Yoga Helps With Back Pain Relief
Yoga is as good as basic stretching for easing pain and improving mobility in individuals with lower back pain. The American College of Physicians recommends yoga as a first-line treatment for chronic low back pain.
6. Yoga Benefits Heart Health
Regular yoga practice may reduce levels of stress and body-wide inflammation, contributing to healthier hearts. Several of the factors contributing to heart disease, including high blood pressure and excess weight, can also be addressed through yoga.
7. Yoga Can Ease Arthritis Symptoms
Gentle yoga has been shown to ease some of the discomforts of tender, swollen joints for people with arthritis, according to a Johns Hopkins review of 11 recent studies.
Try some simple yoga poses such as tree pose, cat-cow pose, downward dog pose, legs-up-the-wall pose, and corpse pose. With just 15 minutes of yoga, your muscles and joints will thank you as they begin to relax and de-stress.