7 Ways Yoga Reduced My Anxiety and Improved My Workout Performance
I was just a regular person. Three years later — I feel like a superhuman. I’ve learned to stand, sit, lie down, and relax in a comfortable manner. I’ve trained my nervous system and subdued my senses. I’ve undergone unbelievable self-improvement and transformation. My deepest gratitude to yoga!
1. Yoga Practice Increased My Energy
Strenuous exercises indeed boost our energy and mood level, but a proper yoga practice does even more. While workouts, such as cardio and aerobics, increase cortisol levels, yoga practice decreases them. Cortisol, often nicknamed the stress hormone, can be great for the body as it helps to control blood sugar levels and regulates our metabolism. But on the other hand, if we are consistently living under pressure, cortisol levels in the blood can rise to dangerous levels that can cause an imbalance in other hormones. It is a linked chain that often leads to serious health issues and mental instabilities, such as anxiety and depression. The emotional and health benefits yield by my regular yoga practice helped me balance my hormonal levels. They also improved my stamina and increased my enjoyment of any other workout that I undertake.
2. Yoga Lowered My Chronic Pain
Yoga practice can reduce chronic pain. Back pain, neck pain, sports injury, whatever it’s that you are facing, it is possible that regular yoga practice can help you deal with it as it did with me. Kinds of yoga, such as Yin or Iyengar, is your practice type. Furthermore, there are various asanas and other yogic practices specially designed to improve certain body parts. No matter if your pain is gross or subtle, numerous studies propel the pain-relieving effects of regular yoga practice, which can further bring improvement in any other workouts you like. Remember, when dealing with chronic pain, better check with your doctor before starting any physical activity to…