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Why is yoga so important?

Oct 12,2022 | IUGA-Kikyo

Yoga and Posture

Yoga is a great way to improve your posture. If you’re looking for a way to correct bad posture, yoga can help. It can also help with back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, and other common ailments associated with poor posture.


Yoga and Sleep

Yoga is a great way to relax, which can help you sleep better. In fact, yoga helps you feel more relaxed and wind down before bedtime.

It's likely that the deep breathing and calming stretches of yoga will help calm your mind and body enough to enable you to fall asleep faster.

But even if it doesn't work that way for you, practicing yoga regularly will build strength in your body and mind—and keep them healthy long after those nights when sleep just won't come!


Yoga and Weight Management

Yoga is a great way to lose weight and keep it off. Yoga practice helps to enhance your overall fitness level, as well as improve your muscle tone. This can result in an improved metabolic rate, which in turn allows you to burn more calories throughout the day.

Most forms of yoga also involve some degree of gentle stretching, which stimulates the lymphatic system and improves circulation throughout the body. The combination of increased metabolism and improved circulation helps promote weight loss by speeding up the process through which fat cells are broken down into smaller molecules that can be used as energy by other tissues or converted into ketones (molecules produced during ketosis). This not only results in greater levels of energy—which may help you feel less fatigued during exercise—but also gives us another reason why it's important for us to eat healthy food sources such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds!


Yoga and Energy Levels

The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root Yuj, which means “to yoke or join”. This is achieved by practicing postures that unite the body with the mind and breath. Yoga also brings a sense of calmness to your whole being, which can help reduce fatigue and anxiety levels throughout the day.

In addition to increasing energy levels, yoga has been shown to improve sleep quality in several studies. One study found that practicing yoga for just 20 minutes every day for one month improved participants' moods by reducing stress levels and increasing blood flow to certain areas of their brains.[1] Another study found that doing two hours of Hatha yoga per week led to better sleep habits than those who didn't practice at all.

So next time you're feeling tired during your workout or just want some extra energy before going to work, try out this quick sequence I've put together!


Yoga and Happiness

Yoga is a practice of mindfulness. When you’re practicing yoga, you are focusing on the present moment and your body’s movements. You are aware of your breathing and how it moves with your body. You are also aware of what thoughts come into your mind as you move through the postures (also known as asanas).

Yoga helps you to be more “present” in each moment. This can lead to feeling happier because when we focus on the present, our worries about the past or future fade away—and they don’t exist anymore anyway!


Yoga and Productivity

Yoga can help you focus on the task at hand. The mind often wanders, but yoga helps you stay focused on what’s happening right now.

Yoga can help you focus on the present moment, rather than worrying about the future or the past.

When we breathe slowly and deeply, we naturally calm our minds and become more aware of our bodies. Our breath is a great tool for focusing on something other than our own thoughts—or even just being aware of them while they happen!


Yoga and Stress Relief

Yoga is a great way to reduce stress. It can also help you sleep better and relax before bedtime, during the day, or after a stressful day.

Yoga reduces cortisol levels—the hormone that increases when we feel stress—by increasing serotonin and dopamine production in the brain. Serotonin helps regulate mood and dopamine regulates motivation, pleasure, and reward circuits in the brain.

In addition to these benefits for your mind and body, yoga also strengthens your muscles and joints so you have increased flexibility (which makes it easier for them to move) as well as improved posture (which makes it easier for them to hold). This combination of physical benefits leads to greater stability in your body throughout all aspects of life


Yoga and Your Body

Yoga is a great way to stay healthy. Yoga helps you lose weight, gain muscle, and become more flexible and stronger. It can also help you sleep better.


There are many health benefits to yoga.

There are many health benefits to yoga. It improves posture, helps you sleep better, and can even help with weight loss.

Yoga also improves energy levels and makes you feel happier. It will also help you be more productive at work, which can make your boss happy!

And if all this wasn't enough, it will help relieve stress and make life a lot easier.



We hope that this article has provided you with more information on the importance of yoga in your life. As you can see, there are many benefits to practicing yoga including better sleep, improved energy levels, and moods, reduced stress levels, improved productivity and focus as well as better posture and flexibility. So what are you waiting for? Head down to your local studio today!