Yoga, an ancient science that combines breathing, concentration and poses to increase strength, awareness, and harmony between the mind and body is known as yoga. Yoga has many obvious benefits, including flexibility, stamina and circulatory health.
Now, more than ever, yoga is being recognized for its importance in mental well-being.
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Self-care is hot. With life speeding up all around us, we have to slow down and take a look at our mental health.
Yoga helps our mental health by:
- Relaxing anxiety
- Lowering depression
- Promoting better sleep
- Fighting fatigue
- Reduce stress
- Focus improvement
Meditation has many neurological benefits that can up the ante. It increases concentration and focus, and reduces stress hormone cortisol levels. Stress, anxiety and depression can often be interconnected. Each person's experience with mental illness can be different.
- Physical Sicknesses
- Difficulty in breathing
- Emotional outbursts
- Low mood
- Poor sleep
- Aches and pains in the body
Meditation and yoga promote relaxation:
Meditation and yoga promote relaxation, which is the opposite of stress, anxiety and depression. These activities improve our ability to remain centred which is crucial for managing stress. The mind can be directed away from the trigger by taking a moment to breathe, meditate, or stretch. This will cause a biological response of calmness.
These simple exercises increase awareness of our bodies, making it easier to spot changes and warning signs of mental illness.