How to maximize yoga benefits?
by Healthy Homestead Team
4 months ago
Life nowadays is extremely stressful. Workload at the office, responsibilities both in and out of the office, responsibilities for your family, bills to pay, and more. All of these sources of stress can affect our life, both in a physical and emotional way. Yoga is one of the ways you can deal with the issue of stress, and live a more easy going and meaningful life.
Stress is the root for many diseases, conditions, and illnesses. Eliminating from your life will improve your immune system. In addition to dealing with stress, yoga can help you improve body posture, increase your strength, increase your endurance, and of course, relax your mind.
What are the benefits of yoga?
Generally speaking, yoga is known to improve strength and flexibility. But that is just a portion of all the benefits of yoga. Sadly, nowadays, a lot of people are not able to get all of the benefits of practicing yoga.
Those benefits include:
- Your muscles become more elastic
- Yoga lubricates your tendons and ligaments
- Improves your strength
- Makes you less prone to injury
- Help you lose weight
Speaking of weight loss, you can expect to burn between 350 and 700 calories during one yoga session. With that in mind, we want to give you some extra tips to improve efficiency of your training session. We will talk about yoga asanas in another article.
Tips for yoga efficiency
Wear comfortable attire
It is crucial that you feel comfortable during your training session. Comfortable attire allows you to move freely, be more mobile, and more. Your clothes should be loose enough, but they should not hinder the movement of your body.
If you want to get the most out of any training session, hydration is the key. Ensure proper hydration 24 hours leading up to your training session. Sweating during training can lead to dehydration, and that means issues for your body, mind, and soul.
You have to be patient, dedicated, persevering, and constant. If not, there will be no benefits. In order to get the rewards of yoga, you have to let some time to pass. There are no overnight results. Do not expect instant benefits. Practice yoga on a regular basis to get the desired results.
Do not eat before a session
Being that yoga requires your body to be mobile and flexible, you should avoid eating two hours within a yoga session. A full stomach will prevent you from being able to extend your muscles.
Respect your body's limits
When you are a beginner, you should not expect to perform some more advanced and complex asanas. Do not compare yourself with more experienced and flexible people. Try to perform as much as your body allows you, without crossing the limits. Do not push yourself too hard. Practice comfortably for the best results.
Improve the intensity
Speaking of pushing yourself to the limits, it is important that you also do not stay at one point for a long period. Gradually increase the intensity of the asanas, and you will get more and more benefits of yoga. Change the limits of your body slowly.
Replenish your body
After you are done with your session, it is important that you replenish your body. Drink plenty of water, consume electrolytes, and consume foods high in nutrients and minerals. Potassium and protein are the two most important ingredients after a training session.