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3 More Ways Yoga Can Add Years to Your Life
4) Stronger Muscles and Bones
Practicing yoga actually increases bone and muscle mass. Bones will retain more calcium and muscles will gain strength and flexibility simultaneously. Yoga will strengthen every muscle in your body, even small supportive muscles that traditional weight training machines do not work. Yoga strengthens your upper and lower body all in one practice. Yoga is a complete full body workout.
5) Mind Body Connection
Stress is the underlying condition for so many diseases. Stress can take years off your life. Yoga not only physically strengthens your body but also quiets the mind. Yoga challenges the mind while calming it. This will lower your blood pressure and decrease levels of stress hormones, like cortisol, in your body. You will have a more positive outlook on life and will be more focused. Yoga also helps to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
6) Improved Balance and Energy
Yoga increases your physical balance as well as your body’s inner balance. This enables adults to engage in physical activities that require balance and agility, and protects older adults from falling and injuring the body. Yoga practice will also leave you energized. Practicing yoga in the morning in the perfect way to start your day. You will feel revitalized and be able attack anything your day might throw at you with focus and vigor.
Yoga is a complete mind body practice. It will therefore improve both your mental and physical abilities. It will improve your quality of life and reduce the effects of aging by adding many healthy productive years to your life.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|American Health Care7 Jun 2011|