The benefits of daily yoga practice are impressive and impactful. At ZenLife Center for Healing, we’re happy to help guide and prepare a plan just for you to become your best, most balanced self. Let’s look at some of the daily yoga benefits.
INCREASES FLEXIBILITY AND STABILITY
Daily yoga practice helps us bend and move our bodies, encouraging better mobility and flexibility. With consistent practice, functional movements will become easier, like being able to stretch down to your toes, and with a lot of practice, you may even be able to do the splits! Most importantly, yoga helps with balance and building up your overall body strength.
STRENGTHENS MUSCLES AND BONES
We all know that weight training helps build strong muscles, but did you know that yoga is another great way to become stronger? In fact, when you hold poses like Vrikshasana (Tree Pose) and Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II), you’re engaging major muscle groups like your core and legs. With a focus on breathwork and body poses, yoga offers an excellent way to hold challenging positions, strengthening your muscles over time. Yoga also helps to increase bone density. This becomes more important as we age, which is just one more reason to do yoga daily.
Sleep problems are common, and many Americans find it difficult to fall asleep — and stay asleep all night. Yoga engages the beautiful balance between body and mind, so you can release stress, anxiety, and fear, which leads to a more restful night’s sleep. Breathwork and body movement are components of restorative yoga that help calm your nervous system, improve sleep quality, improve digestion, and provide more energy when you wake up. Incorporating restorative yoga into your nighttime routine will enable you to reap all the benefits of daily yoga practice, including better, more restful sleep.
CAN HELP REDUCE CHRONIC PAIN
According to the CDC, nearly 50 million people suffer from chronic pain. Because yoga can be gentle and incredibly adaptive, it’s an excellent choice for people who suffer from chronic pain. Many poses can help to alleviate chronic back pain when practiced daily, and if you need to adopt a pose to meet your needs, your instructor will be happy to help. Even better, yoga may also help to relieve neck pain and other pain problems related to physical disabilities. These are just a few of the reasons to do yoga daily.
MAY REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY
Because of the mind-body connection, yoga combines movement and breathwork to find relief from physical pain, along with internal stress and anxiety. When your body is stressed and anxious, it leads to tense muscles and pain. Yoga encourages mindfulness, physical exercise, and breathwork, which lead to reduced cortisol levels. You’ll leave feeling peaceful and calm at the end of a yoga session. Anxiety and stress will melt away as you move from one pose to the next, especially if you practice yoga daily.
LIVE A CALMER LIFE WITH DAILY YOGA CLASSES IN QUEEN CREEK
We’d love to chat if you’re interested in learning more about the many benefits of daily yoga practice. Contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. To experience these benefits, check out our schedule and register for a class. At ZenLife Center For Healing, we’re committed to helping every person at every skill level reach peace and healing. We look forward to meeting you.