Can Yoga Help You to Lead a Happier Life ?

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Yoga is all about stretching and relaxing. It relaxes your body and mind and helps you to lead a happier life. Many studies have proved that yoga is the best way to health and longevity.

According to Harvard Health Publications weekly yoga practice can reduce overall pain in your body. Medicine alone can’t help the patients to control pain.  Yoga improves the condition of  fibromyalgia and osteoporosis-related conditions.

Anxiety has become one of the most common disorders in the US and studies have shown that yoga may be more effective, and possibly less expensive, than pharmacological treatment in alleviating symptoms, according to a study  published in Evidence-Based and Complementary Alternative Medicine.

Yoga has the power to reduce depression, but it is potentially a practice that can sustain improved mental health. According to a study  published by the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology, adults involved in a yoga practice, compared to those who did not exercise, exhibited improvements to body mass, weight, blood pressure and cholesterol, over time. The evidence is promising for cardio-metabolic health.

Many studies explore quality of life impacts, as well as psychosocial and symptom-management benefits, of yoga as an intervention tool, usually with positive findings.

Researchers at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital found that yoga can improve gene expression, especially in terms of immune function. Experimental sessions of gentle yoga postures, breathing exercises and meditation had a significantly greater effect on gene expression in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of subjects, compared with the control group protocol of walking in nature and listening to relaxing music.

It is never too late to get started or resume your yoga practice. Patanjali’s first Yoga Sutra states “Now begins the practice of yoga.” Get your yoga mat today and never turn back from it.

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