International Yoga Day: Here are all the surprising health BENEFITS of yoga

If you are super busy with work and life in general, here are the surprising health benefits of yoga that will give you the guarantee why yoga is worth it!
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Yoga began as an ancient practice that originated in India. Historians aren't entirely sure when the notion or practice of yoga first appeared, and it's often left to debate. The term “yoga,” however, is found in ancient India's earliest known scripts - the Vedas. It’s physical and mental benefits have made the form of exercise popular all over the world. Apart from increasing flexibility and helping in losing weight, here are some of the most surprising health benefits of Yoga.


Boosts emotional health:

If you are someone who is always at work and pinned down with stress or somebody who is going through a rough patch in life emotionally, yoga is the best way to ensure emotional stability in more ways than you could imagine. Studies have shown that practising daily yoga can reduce or even fully prevent insomnia caused due to stress. Practising mindfulness through yoga and meditation also results in higher serotonin levels (the happiness hormone) and who wouldn’t want that?

Protects your heart health:

Yoga can reduce high blood pressure, bad cholesterol and stress - all risk factors for heart disease. Yoga builds cardiovascular health, increases lung capacity, and improves respiratory function and heart rate. It also boosts blood circulation, builds muscle, and decreases inflammation keeping your heart health at par.


Helps ease breathing issues:

Breathing practice, known as pranayama, is an essential part of yoga, and such exercises have been shown to help ease the symptoms of asthma. Calms the mind and body, reducing stress and anxiety. Promotes full and complete breathing. Increases oxygen supply to the blood making you feel fresh all day round.

Improves Concentration:

By reducing mental stress and physical tension, we are able to recall easier and have more organised thoughts. Improved cognitive function happens when we are able to clear our minds and refresh.


Hangover Release

Yoga helps improve the blood flow and also provides fresh oxygenated blood to every part of the body. It also ensures the removal of toxins from the body which also includes the occasional alcohol intake. Hence, it is a great way to detox your entire system

Pain treatment:

If you have a desk job or any job that strains the muscles, you will often experience pain in your back, neck and shoulders. Multiple studies have found yoga to be a more effective treatment for chronic back pain than usual care. The stretching exercises increase flexibility while training your muscles. This in turn help reduce pain in different parts of the body.

Tip: Make sure you are not experimenting with these yoga poses without any educator. Wrong asanas can create unwanted problems.


So from relieving stress to boosting your brain power, yoga has proved to be beneficial. So when are you starting with your session? Let us know in the comments section below.


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