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Five Health Benefits of Yoga - More Than Just Good Vibes

Yoga, an ancient art of mental, physical and spiritual disciplines which promoted the overall wellbeing of your mind and body. Here are five health benefits you can gain from doing yoga.

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Relieves Stress

Feels a bit down in the dumps lately? Got too much on your head? Then yoga is the answer for you. It's a long-proven fact that yoga has the power to relive stress as well as depression and anxiety. Just a few minutes of yoga per day can rid of stress - in both the mind and body. Some of the Yoga postures that are effective to release stress include the pranayama technique.

By doing yoga, your mind becomes focused on yourself, your poses and breathing in and out, stopping it from wondering far, which thereby promotes a sense of peace and relaxation. Yoga is also known to be effective in bringing more connectedness with others, less hostility towards yourself and others, lowered depressive states, feelings of self-actualization increase, less anxiety, motivation increases, and much more. Therefore, the next time you go on a vacation, be sure to book one of Five Star in hotels Abu Dhabi the likes of the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort that offers yoga amongst its facilities, so that you can really relax during your holiday.

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Improved Posture and Flexibility

Yoga puts work into every tissue, muscle, and tendon, and in many practices also your organs, to help strengthen, stretch, realign and tone the body into optimal alignment. Not only does this help boost flexibility and posture but it also allows for everything to alleviates many pains and work optimally.

A study done by the Boston University School of Medicine showed that those who practiced yoga for over twelve weeks described a 1/3 decrease of lower back pain while those who continued with standard treatment for back pain reported only a five percent drop.

3

Toning

If you thought the gym was the only place you can get toned and sculpted you were wrong cause Yoga is famous for creating long, lean muscles. It's a form of strength training, as you are using your body weight to move from posture to posture and hold poses as well. Many weight bearing poses takes use of multiple muscles that have the benefit of boosting metabolism and toning more than one muscle group at a time. Some of the best yoga poses for toning include the crow pose, Warrior III, crescent, and plank.

4

Improved Sleep

Tired of counting sheep at night? Whether you're an insomniac or just someone who can't seem to get proper sleep yoga can help you rest. By relieving tension in your body and calming the mind yoga helps you relax, and, making it easier to switch off when it's time to hit the hay.

You can excellent sleep if you practice a few poses before bedtime every day. These include the Childs Pose, Corpse Pose and Legs up the Wall pose, to name a few. While doing these and make sure to focus on the poses and use deep, slow breaths which will help to relax your mind whilst the poses ease tension and calms your body.

5

Better Body Image

Yoga makes you love your body, whatever shape it's in! One of the best benefits of yoga is that it promotes self-love and this is one of the most important factors that contributes to a healthy mind and body.

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