- Less stress and tension
Yoga is an effective way to deal with stress and unnecessary anxiety . Some yoga styles use specific meditation techniques , which have a calming effect and help us reduce tension . Other styles rely on deep breathing techniques . They aim on focusing the mind on the breath , which has a calming effect .
Anti-stress benefits in yoga are associated with a number of biochemical reactions. In implementation it leads to a reduction of catecholamines – hormones produced by the adrenal gland in response to stress . It was also found a decrease in the levels of neurotransmitters , such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine , which create a feeling of relaxation .
Some studies have linked the practice of yoga with increasing levels of oxytocin . The hormone also has a calming effect and role in creating trust between people.
- Yoga for concentration and mood
Practicing yoga helps concentration. The benefits include the improvement of mood. It is believed that training increases the feeling of happiness and satisfaction.
- For a healthy heart
It was found that yoga helps lower high blood pressure and slow the heart rate , which is beneficial for people with hypertension , heart disease and stroke.
Yoga is associated with a decrease in the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides , as well as stimulation of the immune function .
Studies have found that practicing yoga helps recover faster from a heart attack and return to normal life .
Daily meditation reduces the risk of heart disease by half.