Reconnect yourself with the Universe and get to know 10 Yoga benefits

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Yoga is a practice “inspired” 5,000 years ago. Its primary purpose is to improve physical and mental health for people of all ages. Yoga can even help when you have other diseases as being an additional part of the treatment. Check out Yoga’s 10 most important benefits and reconnect yourself with the Universe!

Yoga is much more than a set of twisting, stretching movements, and complex postures!

"Yoga allows you to sharpen feelings connected to compassion, caring, and tolerance. Create a magnetic field conducive to reconnecting with the Universe." 

Origins of Yoga

The term "Yoga" comes from Sanskrit and means "to unite." The practice is ancient and was "inspired" in India, being part of Hindu philosophy. 

The meditation techniques allow the practitioner greater mental control to harmonize with physical health and allow for proper synergy. In other words, Yoga is the perfect engagement of body and mind for the mastery of life.

According to spiritual master Sri Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, "Yoga offers its practitioner the power to feel the way he wishes at any time and without being a victim of his own feelings, becoming an independent and self-controlled person!"

When practicing Yoga, reconnect with yourself: talk to your cells and renew your bonds. Together!

10 Benefits of Yoga

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1 - Brain 

Yoga exercises can avoid memory losses due to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Practicing meditation, mantra, and mindfulness Yoga can prevent more serious cognitive impairments that often come with aging.

2 - Muscles 

The synchronized stretches and constant variations of Yoga exercises can provide a great deal of elasticity to the musculature.   

3 - Fat

The movements in Yoga help to speed up the metabolism and, hence reduces blood sugar levels, speeding up fat burning.

4 - Joints

Arthritis attacks at any age, getting worse in old age. The Yoga exercises stimulate the production of synovial fluid, which is responsible for the lubrication of the joints.   

5 - Spinal column

The twisting movements during Yoga exercises are excellent for the spinal column, because they strengthen its mobility, preventing herniated discs. In other words, they are a pretty good deal to the intervertebral discs, the spinal cushions.

6 - Bones

When practicing Yoga you strengthen your bones as well. The process is similar to a weight-lifting exercise. It reduces the very risk of osteoporosis, preventing sprains and fractures.

7 - Blood 

In Yoga practice, the blood flows better because of the relaxation exercises. The circulation in the extremities (hands and feet) is greater and favors blood oxygenation, invigorating cells, and tissues. The classic pose of inverting the palms of the hands allows the venous (non-oxygenated) blood to flow from the legs, and the pelvis. So, it returns to the heart more quickly. Swelling in the legs is reduced with this exercise, lowering the risk of kidney problems.

8 - Adrenal glands

Yoga keeps low its practitioners' cortisol levels. When this hormone - secreted by the adrenal glands - is low, blood pressure is either low as well as stress conditions.

9 - Immunity

The contraction and stretching of the muscles during Yoga exercises facilitate the drainage of the lymph, a liquid that contains the cells that fight diseases. This pumping strengthens the fight against infections and cancer cells, besides cleansing toxins from the body more efficiently. 

10- Digestive system

Stress can be the cause of stomach issues such as ulcers, as well as causing irritable bowel syndrome and colds. Yoga regulates bowel function, reducing the chances of colon cancer.

The bottom-line

Besides its traditional meditation, Yoga also includes other contemplative and self-disciplinary practices, such as chantings, mantras, vocal sounds, prayers, and other rituals that are beneficial to the body and mind. In other words, just like the Latin quote says: "Mens sana in corpore sano" which means that if your mind is healthy, your body is healthy as well. This perfect fusion of energy and matter is the path to your reconnection with the Universe!

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