The Benefits of Yoga
411 Pain – The Benefits of Yoga
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1/3 of adults in the United States are obese. This serious issue has been brought to the attention of the public more and more in recent years, prompting us to change the ways we view health and fitness. From juicing to CrossFit, there’s no shortage of ways to improve your health and body. One practice in particular has been gaining momentum recently: yoga. Yoga has been around for what historians believe at least 5,000 years and originated in India. Yoga is the physical, mental and spiritual practice whose goal is to attain a state of permanent peace.
Yoga is about more than just stretching. Yoga can reduce anxiety, help fight depression, reduce physical pain, build stronger bones, lower risk of heart disease, increase flexibility, lower stress level, lower blood pressure, improve lung capacity and keep you at a healthy weight. Yoga focuses a lot on breath, which is something many people take for granted. It’s common that during a one hour yoga session, you breathe more deeply and with more frequency than you do all day. According to a 2010 Boston University study, 12 weeks of yoga could help to reduce anxiety.
Of course, every kind of exercise is good for you, but yoga brings another level of peace and serenity to the table. Yoga is based around 5 basic principles: relaxation, exercise, breathing, diet, and meditation. All of these principles promote an all-around healthier lifestyle, focusing not only on exercise but diet and the importance of proper breathing. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to a car accident, after 911, call 411! 1-800-411-PAIN can put you in touch with an aggressive, knowledgeable network attorney who can fight for your rights and get you the maximum compensation you deserve. 1-800-411-PAIN can help you if you live in Birmingham or any other city in Alabama. Don’t forget to follow 411 PAIN on Twitter (@411PAIN) and join the conversation at #411PAIN.