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The Inside-Out Approach of Yoga for Wellness

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The Inside-Out Approach of Yoga“The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body,” this is according to Natalie Nevins a DO and board-certified osteopathic family physician and certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. Yoga has several schools, but all of them follow essential exercises, which include assuming asanas or poses, meditation, and breathing exercises. Each of these flexes and stretches different muscles in the body from inside out.

Physical Fitness

According to Vagabond Temple, a yoga meditation retreat is one of the best decisions you can make because of the physical benefits you get. Yoga’s relaxation techniques reduce chronic pain like lower back pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. Some other advantages include:

  • Increased flexibility, and muscle strength and toning
  • Better respiration, vitality, and energy
  • Improved metabolism
  • Weight loss
  • Better athletic performance, and cardiovascular and circulatory health

Yoga provides practitioners with a holistic approach to physical fitness. The breathing exercises and poses target major muscle groups from inside out. With the exercises, you relax your mind and improve strength, flexibility, and overall wellness.

Mental Wellness

Other than improving physical fitness, yoga offers practitioners with mental benefits. Practicing yoga offers you a way to manage stress from within and without. Stress manifests itself in a variety of ways, some of which have physical manifestations such as neck or back pain, headaches and sleeping problems.

Yoga is effective in helping practitioners develop the coping skills they need to have a positive perspective on life. This exercise’s integration of breathing and meditation improves your well-being. Practicing regularly makes one feel calm, increases body awareness and mental clarity, allays chronic stress, improves focus and relaxes the mind just to name a few. Self-awareness is beneficial because it allows you to identify physical problems immediately and get care for preventive action.

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Yoga is the low-impact exercise for you that not only improves physical fitness but also allows you to develop the skills you need to cope with stress.