A practice that has been around for thousands of years, yoga has really experienced a renaissance in the last twenty years. But why? Yoga is one of the only forms of exercise that leaves you feeling relaxed and ready to tackle the world in just one class alone. Known for increasing your flexibility and strength, yoga also transforms your body in other unexpected ways.
Here are just a few of the things that you might experience after a few weekly yoga sessions.
- Glowing Skin
People spend millions of dollars a year on serums and lotions in an attempt to achieve glowing and beautiful skin. But did you know yoga has been scientifically proven to leave your skin more luminous than before? According to studies, yoga causes vasodilation that leads to improved blood circulation to the skin, which flushes out toxins that cause things like premature aging, discoloration, and acne.
- A Good Night’s Sleep
Do you suffer from restless sleep? Fear not. A 2011 study discovered that yoga has the ability to produce a sound night’s sleep. Sleep is an essential part of your overall wellness.
- Increased Productivity
Did you know that only 20 minutes of yoga can help your brain function at optimum levels? A study published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health found that those who practice yoga complete tests quicker and more accurately than those who practiced aerobics. Impressive, right?
- A Better Sex Life
Really? You say. Yes, really. Not only does yoga increase arousal and general sexual satisfaction, but it can also provide you with the opportunity to get to know your own body better. So, if yoga can boost your sexual pleasure, what are you waiting for?
Spurious claims regarding yoga are all over the internet but there is some scientific proof to back up quite a few of these potential benefits. While I and plenty of others will sing yoga’s praises high from the rooftops, be aware that it may take weeks — or even months — for you to really feel its effects.
Don’t be downhearted if nothing happens straight away. Just keep calm and carry on. Namaste.