Yoga is an ancient practice, its origins rooted in India thousands of years in the past. Daily practice of Yoga provides one with a positive and focussed outlook on life, it further creates a permanent sense of clarity and serenity. It’s easy to think of yoga as painfully boring and traditional form of exercise. However, Yoga remains relevant till this day because of the plethora of benefits it provides in addition to the challenging workout of the mind and body. Here are a few reasons to start practicing yoga, though the list is not exhaustive.
- It’s a great work out
Yoga is split up into different art forms. Some of them are more tranquil, focussing more on the mind while others work out the body. There’s a common a misconception that yoga is not challenging to the body. This is factually incorrect, there have been plenty of cases where Professional Athletes have joined a yoga class and professed it to be extremely difficult. Routines such as the Sun Salutation burns on average 350 calories per 25 minutes. Yoga is great way to work out your body at your own pace and time.
- Beginner’s variations
Often people are scared to try yoga because they don’t feel they’ll be flexible enough or that great at balancing. It can be daunting being in a room full of people that can put their legs behind their head or balance on foot. At Ohm Santih, our experienced yoga instructors will always provide the class with an easier variation of a pose. Yoga is not a competitive form of exercise, the community acts as a safe-haven for you to learn.
- It can improve your sleep
A minor benefit, though this may be a selling factor to insomniacs, is that yoga can help you improve your sleep habits and quality. This can be informed by the fact that particular yoga sequences are intended to be done immediately before you hit the hay. Furthermore, studies have shown that light exercise before bed helps improve the quality of sleep. Another factor is that yoga often works on problem areas in the body that causes pain. The alleviation of this pain can often be the reason for improved quality of sleep.
- Develops your mental strength
Yoga increases your mental strength, it relieves the stress and anxiety of the day through it’s sequence of breathing techniques and poses. The scheduled time of meditation often set at the start and end of the class allows one to calm a restless mind. Meditation has been shown to consistently improve the lives of practitioners, since yoga heavily revolves around this it reaps the benefits.
People have started practicing yoga for a myriad of different reasons; weight loss, depression, muscle relief and etc. It is an age-old practice that has stood the test of time. Treat yourself to a class of Yoga at Ohm Santih and indulge in the benefits that follow.