Yoga is a very old physical and mental practice that has expanded throughout the world due to its benefits and that guarantees a firm body, a stable mind and a benevolent spirit.
It is an ancient art that has demonstrated extensively that it can improve our quality of life, not only physically but also mentally and spiritually.
It consists of postures (asanas), relaxation (savasana), meditation (dhyana), breathing (pranayama), kriyas (cleanings), mudras (energetic seals), kirtan (songs), mantra or rituals. In addition to an exercise, for many, it is a way of life that seeks well-being, inner peace and implies a lifestyle that commits to the observation of ethical guidelines, principles of life and adequate food.
Yoga achieves the integration of movement with breathing until they cease to be two separate entities and become one. His practice becomes an extremely powerful transformation agent that causes profound changes in our health. In fact, its use is seen as a preventive or rehabilitative medicine because it stimulates metabolic and anabolic processes and improves the circulation of energy, oxygenating the body. When we talk about yoga, we can not only refer to the physiological benefits (for example, increased flexibility, decreased muscle stiffness, etc.), but we have to mention the positive consequences produced in the mind, emotional well-being and the brain
These are the main psychological benefits of yoga
- Reduce stress
- Improves sleep
- Improves mood
- Extends life and prevents degenerative diseases
- Improves concentration
- Improves the relationship and sexual relations