Yoga can help during all times of stress as well as exercising and spending time in nature. Other ways are to journal and write down things that you are grateful for. For, when you are grateful for what you have everything becomes enough and more. Listed are five ways yoga can help now more than ever.
1. Breathe.Yoga focuses on your breathe. Your lungs are your biggest lymph pumps, clearing out clutter and toxins. Daily practice mitigates stress and boosts immunity. Deep breathing opens your lungs and side ribs, and keeps things moving.
2. Savasanah. Savasanah is practiced at the end of your yoga session, which is also known as meditation. Meditation is the practice of focusing one’s mind on a particular object, thought, or activity. This practice is used to help train your attention and awareness. The goal is to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm, stable state.
- Reduces Stress
- Controls Anxiety
- Enhances Self-Awareness
- Lengthens Attention Span
- May Reduce Age-Related Memory Loss
- Can Generate Kindness
- May Help Fight Addictions
3. Sleep Better. Studies show that people who had insomnia practiced yoga for 45 minutes before bed for two months. Participants fell asleep fourteen minutes faster then they normally would have. This is because breathing and stretching helps people become physically and mentally relaxed. This allows the brain to switch off faster
4. Better Mental Health. Research shows that regular asana practice raises levels of the brain chemical GABA. Low levels of GABA are linked to depression. Asana is defined as a body posture or pose.
5. Healthy Heart. Practicing yoga is beneficial for your heart and improves how your blood vessel functions. According to a recent study created from the Yale University School of Medicine, those who practiced yoga for six weeks improved the function of their blood vessel by 17 percent. People who practiced and had heart disease prior showed a tremendous improvement to the function of their vessel of about 70 percent.