Yoga Benefits You Never Thought Of
We all know that yoga increases flexibility and helps control stress, but are you aware that this practice can do so much more than that? Maybe not, just like the rest of us. , maybe not. But these surprising benefits are as real as yoga itself.
If yoga has always been in your plans, except you haven’t found very good reasons to proceed, the following might just do the trick:
Boosts Immune Functions
A Norwegian study has shown that yoga changes gene expression in a way that enhances immunity at the cellular level. And it doesn’t take long before the changes happen. Researchers say this can even happen in the middle of your yoga session. Yoga also helps make your immune system stronger just by improving your overall health. The better you breathe, the better you move and the better your blood circulates around your body, ensuring that all cells are properly nourished.
Studies indicate that migraine attacks can come less frequently and painfully after just three months of regular yoga. Migraine causes are still scientifically unclear, but experts have hinted that the condition could be caused by a combination of physical and mental issues affecting the sufferer.
Enhances Sexual Performance
Twelve weeks of yoga, according to a study, is enough to improve sexual performance and satisfaction for men and women alike. How? Physically speaking, yoga pumps up blood circulation throughout the whole body, including the genital area. As we know, this is crucial to arousal and maintaining an erection. On top of that, the increase in blood flow also strengthens the themoola bandha or pelvic floor muscles. On a mental level, yoga’s breathing and mind control techniques help the person improve sexual performance.
Helps with Sleep Patterns
After eight weeks of daily yoga, sleep patterns of insomniacs can improve based on a Harvard study. In related research, it was discovered that twice-a-week yoga helped cancer survivors feel and sleep better. This has something to do with yoga’s ability to combat stress. Sleep problems are not so different from anxiety. With yoga’s breathing and mental techniques, you can teach your mind to go easy, and that will help you improve your sleep.
According to a study at the University of Washington, regular yoga helps a person adopt mindful eating habits and develop a general awareness of the emotional and physical aspect of eating. Lastly, one of the best things about breath awareness is its ability to reinforce mind and body connection. This awareness allows you to be in touch with deep-seated emotions that you have subconsciously attached to certain cravings; as a result, you slow down and make better decisions each time those cravings set in.