Yoga and Meditation: Health Benefits

by Katrin De Ocampo
(Philippines)


Many individuals who practice meditation need to ground themselves in their bodies. Yoga experts are regularly attentive with their bodies with a physical and wellness perspective. Sometimes when they return home after their Yoga class, they can quickly feel concerned and aggravated, again losing their inner balance.


Meditation gets deeply to open the heart and develop a more stable, balanced and calmer mind. Yoga was initially intended to support the practice of meditation since it makes sitting practice more relaxed and balanced. It is said to free and cleanse the body, calm the nervous system and equalize the hormones.

Yoga and meditation, when practiced together, enhance the connection between mind and body, thereby improving general fitness and wellbeing. Through calming, clearing the mind and focusing on controlled breathing, one can meditate without exercising yoga. Both yoga and meditation, when used reliably, have proven health advantages. Following are some of the health benefits of yoga and meditation.

Stress Management:
Regular yoga practice diminishes stress responses in your body. Reducing the provocative response to stressors on your body will help decrease your chance of stress-related conditions such as hypertension and cardiovascular problems. Similarly, meditation is an efficient stress reducer that is used to help diminish tension, panic disorders and agoraphobia, which is an anxiety disorder.

Enhanced Flexibility:
Afflicted by sedentary jobs where workers sit for most of the day, the present society is leading to decreased muscle mass, flexibility, and fitness. Likewise, office work puts more strain on the neck and shoulder from slouching over in front of a computer all day. Yoga poses focus on stretching and extending the muscles to
increase flexibility and help you with daily movements such as lifting and bending.

Give Emotional Boost:
Both yoga and meditation improve mental concentration and convey a general feeling of prosperity. Meditation can be done anywhere and gives an emotional boost through concentrated relaxation. You can give yourself a psychological boost by taking a ten-minute meditation break right at your work area by merely closing your eyes, practicing deep breathing and focusing on loosening up your muscles.

Enhanced Diet:
Studies suggest that practicing yoga prompts better eating habits by improving fitness and body mindfulness. This, in turn, inspires to increased self-confidence and the desire to deal with your body. Practicing meditation or yoga is a behavior adjustment technique that enables you to improve your general fitness.

Improved Health:
Decreasing your stress level, eating healthier and getting more exercise can naturally lead to better wellbeing. Modern life is full of stressful circumstances, fatigue from extended periods and little rest, hypersensitivities, anxiety disorders and a considerable rundown of stress-related sicknesses. You will improve the quality and potentially the length of your life by adding yoga or meditation to your life. It also implies you can take part in more physical activities and feel better in the things you do every day.

In combining yoga and meditation, you will figure out how to relax your body as well as about fixing the knots in your heart and mind.









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