Let’s be honest. I did yoga to get chicks then to ease some post-surgery pelvic pain. But I fell in love with it, and it became part of my life. Why?
Because of the many benefits yoga will do to you…
- Helps you chill
Do yoga if you’re impulsive and impatient. Yoga will tame those knee-jerk responses while also improve your energy and concentration. According to a study by Utah University, Hatha yoga improves short and long term behaviors.
- Improves your memory
BDNF is a protein found in cognitive areas like the hypothalamus and cerebral cortex. Science now links low BDNF with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s.
Sounds scary, right?
But, yoga can help you.
According to a UCLA study, doing yoga for 90 days increases BDNF in the brain AND, as a side bonus, reduces the risk of long-term depression.
- Prevent mood swings
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid —GABA— is a brain amino acid that regulates muscle tone, and blocks nerve cells impulses.
Some studies say low GABA can cause epilepsy and mood swings. But, studies also found that your brain produces more GABA after 90 days of doing yoga.
Amazing, isn’t it?
- Improves sleep
Q1: What happens when you’re relaxed?
You sleep better.
Q2: What can relax you?
Q3: So, this means yoga can improve your sleep?
According to studies, eight yoga sessions can do miracles to insomnia. There are other ways than yoga to get you to sleep. Imagine if you are busy all day and you are struggling with insomnia or any other sleep disorder. If you want to learn how to cope with that, visit Healthline.
- Increases the grey matter
Yoga increases the brain’s Grey Matter responsible for hearing, decision making, and self-control.
This increase, according to studies, increases your pain tolerance, reduces chronic pain, and also depression.
- Can Save your heart
Yoga can save you from heart problems.
When tested, studies found that six months reduces Triglycerides and Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood.
This bad cholesterol clogs the arteries and can cause strokes and heart attacks.