The surprising benefits of Yoga

The surprising benefits of Yoga

The surprising benefits of Yoga

Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual practice that has been practiced since centuries. The biggest misconception about yoga is that yoga exercise is for flexible people. However the reality is a lot different from this perception. Yoga offers a host of benefits to improve overall physical and mental health. Weight loss, a strong and flexible body, glowing beautiful skin, peaceful mind, good health – whatever you may be looking for, yoga has it on offer. Read more to find out how yoga is helpful for you.


Increased flexibility is one of the first best outcome of yoga practice. During your first yoga class you won’t be able to touch your toes or bend that much but gradually and with regular practice you will feel the change. It also helps to tone your muscles,making them strong and thereby improving your posture.


Yoga exercises relieve the mind from the stress and hustle of your daily routine. Breathing and mental exercises allow the mind to slow down and help you to sleep properly. Pranayam ,mediation , child’s pose and other such asans help to relax the nervous system which is the key part of the body responsible for better sleep. Try uttanasana, halasana, or savasana before going into bed. These yoga positions will put your body into a relaxed state and ease you into dream land.


Yoga helps the heart to pump and blood to circulate properly in the body. The chair pose, downward dog, and warrior pose are the beneficial poses to help improve circulation. However, it’s important to note that these benefits won’t be achieved overnight. So stick with it!


Regular facial exercises for 20 minutes helps to tone facial muscles. It also helps to reduce wrinkles, and to improve the overall health of the facial skin. Try massaging exercises - massage your jaws to reduce stress, massage your eyebrows for a dose of instant relaxation. And most important don’t forget Kapalbhati - the detoxifying technique. And the outcome of which will be a ‘Glowing Skin’.


Yoga transforms your body. It boosts metabolism and builds stronger muscles. Sun salutations,Virabhadrasana, utkatasana, vrksasana, uttanasana, ardha matsyendrasana, baddha konasana, kumbhakasana, halasana, balasana and kapal bhati are important yoga asanas which help you lose weight. It also helps tone the entire body, boosts your metabolic system and helps you burn fat. Include yoga into your daily routine to lead a healthy, beautiful life and don’t forget to share your health tips with us.


Kavita Joshi Rai

Co-founder & Product Head at Vya Naturals, Kavita is a product development expert and self confessed skincare and beauty specialist. Her aim is to help consumers cut through the clutter of the retail world to find products that really work for them. In the past, Kavita has worked with brands like Nike, L'oreal, Kama, Kiehl's Clarins etc.

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