International Yoga Day: Stretch Out for Wellness on June 21st
5 Ways Yoga Benefits Your Mind and Body
Recognizing the universal appeal of yoga in December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The world body made the declaration to raise awareness of the many benefits of practicing yoga, an ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice that originated in India.
Proposed by India and endorsed by 175 member states, the U.N. resolution pointed out that yoga entails a holistic approach to wellness that embodies the unity of mind and body, thought and action. It is a way to discover a sense of oneness with yourself, the world, and nature, it said.
The resolution also underscored yoga as a tool to help people make healthier choices by following lifestyle patterns that foster good health.
The World Health Organization supported the U.N. campaign by inviting member nations to use yoga as a tool to battle physical inactivity, which is among the top risk factors for non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes.
The 5 Benefits of Yoga
Yoga improves not just your physical health but your mental health as well. It’s the perfect activity to engage in while at home to protect your overall well-being. Among its many benefits are the following:
1. Yoga increases your strength, balance, and flexibility.
Trying out different yoga poses helps you gradually increase your body’s blood flow. It also exercises your muscles and helps you build strength as you hold a pose.
2. Yoga helps ease your back pain.
Stretching with yoga can help ease back pain and improve the mobility of people with lower back pain. It is being used as a first-line treatment for chronic lower back pain and arthritis.
3. Yoga helps your heart stay healthy.
Yoga reduces your levels of stress and inflammations and minimizes your risk factors for high blood pressure and excess weight, which contribute to heart diseases.
4. It helps you sleep better.
Because yoga is a relaxing and calming activity, making it part of your routine will help you get in the mood to sleep better. It also ticks the boxes of giving you more energy and getting you in a better frame of mind after you get rested.
5. It eases your stress.
Studies have shown that yoga is an effective form of stress management. It offers a holistic approach by establishing a connection between a person’s overall physical and mental health and the inner peace and well-being that yoga is designed to achieve.
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