Friday, June 30, 2017
REASONS TO DO YOGA
(1) SUPERCHARGES BRAIN 30 minutes of yoga will increase your memory and focus. It also helps you to process info more quickly and accurately. (2) SOOTHES STRESS Psychological effects can felt immediate after practicing yoga. Decreasing anxiety and stress and cultivating a sense of calm are examples. These positive mental benefits over time will occur even when you are off the yoga mat. (3) REDUCES DEPRESSION Studies show symptoms of depression can be lessened by yoga. This may be because there is a boost to GABA. GABA is a neurotransmitter that is often low in people who are depressed. (4) IMPROVES YOUR DAY Yoga lowers stress in the workplace and promotes general well-being. This has been proven by various studies. (5) CONTROLS DIABETES A new study show that men with type 2 diabetes saw a substantial decrease in their blood glucose levels by practicing yoga for six months. (6) BOOSTS BODY CONFIDENCE Body satisfaction was rated higher by women who practiced yoga than those who did other form of exercise. (7) PROMOTES MORE ZZZ'S Students feel asleep 15 minutes faster and slept more than a half-hour longer each night after two months of practicing yoga for 45 minutes before bed. (8) PROTECT YOUR HEART Studies found that those who have practiced yoga reduced their blood pressure and lowered levels of harmful LDL cholesterol by about 12 points. In addition they lost an average of five pounds. This ancient health practice has been embraced by 1 in 9 Americans including addicts in recovery and wounded war veterans with PTSD.