A Celebration Of The Diversity Of Yoga

With the popularity of yoga spreading globally, this ancient art has become a lifestyle phenomenon. And yet, yoga has the surprising effect of meaning something different to everyone.

In this article, we will be discussing the diversity of yoga and how it can benefit people of all ages, backgrounds,  and body types.

What Does Yoga Mean To You?

To celebrate International Yoga Day, we asked a few members of our team how yoga has impacted their lives.

In the video above, you’ll discover:

  • How yoga can help those who suffer from extreme pain and fibromyalgia.
  • That yoga can help people who are easily distracted to calm their minds.
  • Yoga is great for athletes and busy people.
  • Yoga can help find yourself and unleash your strengths.

Now that the members of our team talked about the diversity of yoga in the video, let’s discuss the benefits of yoga for everyone.

Five Benefits Of Yoga For Everyone

What are some of the reasons why you should start practicing yoga? Some people think yoga is a slow process and it’s only meant for certain body types or for young people. But that’s far from the truth.

Practicing yoga is suitable for men and women who are young, middle-aged people and even seniors.

That’s why the diversity of yoga is universal. It doesn’t matter where you are from or what kind of body type you have, everyone can practice yoga. Let’s discuss five of the benefits of yoga has on your mind, body, and overall health.

1. Clarity

Living in a fast-paced world makes it hard for people to unwind. When you take time to practice yoga every day for just thirty minutes to an hour, you establish clarity in what you want out of life.

Yoga helps you focus on what is important to you in your life. Having clarity on a daily basis, helps you focus on accomplishing your weekly and long-term goals.

2. Productivity

For those who lead busy lives, productivity has to be at its best. Did you know that practicing yoga improves productivity?

Practicing yoga promotes deep relaxation which helps you sleep better at night. When you’re well-rested and get enough sleep, your productivity improves.

Through practicing yoga, you can eliminate sleep deprivation and be on top of your game the next day.

3. Pain relief

If you suffer from occasional soreness or chronic aches, practicing yoga can help. Certain yoga postures can help lengthen your spine, strengthen your muscles, and return your back to its proper alignment.

It’s no wonder that professional athletes and those who practice sports, practice yoga after a strenuous game. Ultimately, yoga stretches out the tension in stiff muscles. 

4. Happiness

Yoga is known to be an instant mood booster because it releases endorphins from your body. Endorphins are known as happy hormones.

When you combine yoga and deep breathing, the release of endorphins makes your body feel relaxed. You feel less stress and it makes you happy.

5.  Heart health

Those who have suffered from heart attacks claim that practicing yoga helps stabilize their heart rate. Practicing yoga can also decrease high blood pressure by keeping the body active and in a relaxed state. 

As we have discussed, practicing yoga targets a whole range of ailments related to heart health and pain relief. In terms of mental health, yoga helps to improve your mood to feel happiness, become more productive and gives you clarity.

Have you ever practiced yoga before? We want to know what yoga means to you?

Let us know your thoughts below.

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