15 Health Benefits of Yoga
August 8, 2016
So you’ve read about what yoga is, and what classes we offer at Go Mammoth, but here are 15 quick-fire reasons why our instructors believe why yoga will do wonders for your health:
Physical and mental health benefits of yoga:
- Yoga can help you maintain a healthy weight.
As with all exercise, the more you put in, the more you will get out.
- Regular yoga sessions will help you feel more energetic on a day-to-day basis.
- Ease back pain.
Many yogis believe that yoga can help ease the pain in your lower back.
- Get your blood flowing!
Blood circulation is essential for keeping your body in tip-top shape – improved circulation will also help you feel warmer in winter.
- Yoga will delight your digestive system
Your digestive system will thank you as performing yoga poses can help stimulate bowel movements. That’s a relief right!?
- Go Mammoth says relax…
Lead a busy and stressful life? Go Mammoth yoga classes take place in a calming, relaxed environment – your stress levels will definitely be reduced after an hour a week practicing it.
- Feel good in body and in mind
Similarly regular yoga sessions will do wonders as a general mood lifter
- Struggle with your sleep?
After a few weeks of practicing yoga you will definitely be adept at catching more z’s!
- Your focus will improve
Struggling to concentrate on the most straightforward of tasks? Practicing yoga will focus your mind on dealing with the task at hand, especially when you’re trying to perform a complex pose!
- Define muscle tone
As your yoga ability improves, so too will your muscle tone. You’ll definitely notice the difference after a couple of months.
Yoga is great if you regularly work out or play another sport:
- Yoga is your flexible friend!
You will become more flexible practicing yoga. Fact!
- Reduce the chance of spors-related injuries
If you’re injury-prone, practicing yoga will gradually loosen the tightness in your muscles
- Improve balance and composure
If you play fast-paced physical sports, practicing yoga will help you stay on your feet, as it’s great for developing balance and composure.
- Make your core more competitive
If you play mainstream sports like football, netball, rugby or tennis, you’ll be relying on your core strength. Yoga classes are perfect for developing core strength – just ask the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team as many of that World Cup winning side regularly practice it. So if it’s good enough for the All Blacks, why not give it a go?
- Yoga dials up your dexterity
More complex poses yoga poses will help with your dexterity, which could make all that difference when you have to make that all-important catch, tackle or shot
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