A better you with yoga: How this practice takes care of your mental and emotional health

Sure yoga can help you get in shape and offer many benefits for your body. But it can also help your mental and emotional well-being a whole lot. Here’s how.
Distract yourself from the negativity around you by practicing yoga and see the difference. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Shraddha Iyer Updated: 11 May 2021, 02:37 am IST
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No matter which industry you work in, pressure finds its place in your life. Especially now when work pressure is coupled with the threat of a pandemic.

While every person has different goals, a common factor that each one of us shares is the need for better physical, mental, and emotional health–and practicing yoga regularly is a key route to achieving this.

Yoga has evolved from being lumped into a health and therapy category to being a holistic, hi-intensity, and calorie-burning workout. 

Yoga is great for the mind, body, and soul
Yoga asanas focus highly on your breath and motion. It is known to improve your mood, lift your spirits, increase flexibility, and keep your joints active in the long term. These benefits then spill on to every other aspect of life.

Yoga combines various facets of our everyday life to enhance it for the better. Something as normal as breathing is also regulated and set right by daily practice. Regulated breathing helps in thinking clearly, aids our decision making, and makes us increasingly aware. Yoga teaches us to be in the moment, focusing on the present. 

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Blurb: Regular practice of yoga is also known to increase the flow of blood through the body and to the brain. 

It results in body mobility. Since the movement in yoga asanas involve stretching of limbs and muscles, it improves flexibility and mobility. The stretching and strengthening results in the release of pressure in the joints, thus making them stronger.

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Sleep is one of the most important things that both our body and mind need. With adequate and proper amounts of sleep, you gain the capability to function to your full potential throughout the day, with a lightened mood and results in increased productivity. Better sleep also directly results in better physical and mental health.

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Yoga helps calm the mind and improves the sleep pattern. The meditative techniques enhance sleeping patterns and ensure a deep and undisturbed sleep.

Yoga is not just a healthy practice-but a lifestyle that helps adapt to the better version of our current lives while harmonizing the body, mind, and soul. Engage in the practice today and every day, for a more enhanced and blissful life!

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Shraddha is a master yoga instructor at Sarva-a yoga-based wellness studio ...Read More

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