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Why You Should Practice Yoga

SANO Editorial

Yoga has penetrated our society. Millions of Americans have pressed their heels into mats doing downward dog poses to reap the broad, highly-touted health benefits of yoga. Yoga is for everyone targeting mindfulness, detoxification, strength, agility, flexibility, stamina, balance, core and overall strength. To learn more about how yoga could benefit you, continue reading the article below. 

Relieve Stress.  Yoga is not only an effective stress reliever, but also effective to ease symptoms of anxiety. We all have stress around us, but there are various different ways to deal with it. Some chose to go for a 10 mile run while others may choose to lift weights. However, some ways of exiting stress from the body can make us more tired or even more aggressive.   The mind-body practice of yoga leaves you feeling calm, restful and in an improved mood. Plus being in a yoga studio allows us to escape from the daily grind of texts, emails and calls (at least for 90 minutes!).

Build Lean Muscle. Yoga is an exceptional workout to build lean muscle because it leaves no muscle untouched while practicing. Most other workouts target specific muscle groups providing an imbalance to the body’s other muscle groups, while yoga develops muscle mass throughout the body. Not all yoga classes are created equal, so if your goal is to build lean muscle mass, check out Vinyasa or Hatha classes which should provide your muscle groups well-worked and fatigued.

Added Flexibility. Yoga builds muscle by stretching and elongating your muscle groups. By doing so, your fascia—the band of protective tissues that line your muscles—becomes lengthened providing room for expansion. Further increased flexibility also protects and lubricates joints, tendons and tissues. Most series of yoga asanas or poses include gentle twists of the spine to loosen the joints that make up the spine. In addition to promoting better digestion and detoxification, yoga has also been known to improve your golf swing, tennis game, equestrian game or even laying on the beach.

Prevent Injuries. Our body is only as strong as its weakest link and yoga can help scan and identify those areas of deficiencies. When you have a meditative, positive attitude during yoga practices you have a deeper understanding of your stamina, freedom in your body and suppleness reducing the incidence of injury when playing other sports or completing other workouts. Staying mindful during practice causes you really to listen to your body so you can be sensitive to tightness or strains.

Improve Sex. When we carry stress home from work, this can create problems in relationships. When we can extract the root of the cause, we become more peaceful within and are able to communicate to our partners better. Further, we can channel all of those relaxation and breathing techniques from class into the better room to perform longer sex. By improving and strengthening one’s ability to concentrate you can better channel your sexual passion, energy and endurance to enhance orgasms or prevent premature ejaculation.

Increase Confidence. Adding to the many benefits of yoga, it can also increase your self-esteem and self-confidence. Our insecurities are generated by the lack of self-confidence. Without self-confidence, we let fear take over our mind and conquer us. By performing a set of yoga breathing exercises, postures and meditation, you can maintain the balance of both physical as well as mental health.  Yoga makes your body fit with sculpted muscle, strengthens your mind, improves posture and flexibility and more aware of personal limitations and capabilities.

So what are you waiting for? Incorporate yoga into your workout routine to reap the benefits, and refuel and recover afterwards with raw organic vegan protein. Of course the more regular you practice, the faster you will see results.

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