It is said that Yoga can change people's life. At a more simplistic level, it is believed that Yoga can give a peace of mind and clear your thoughts with positive thinking- which are both connected to a feeling of happiness.
Yogis believe that Yoga balances the body and soul creating a more fulfilling life.
Here are some benefits of Yoga:
1. Stress Management
There are different ways of coping with stress, such as talking to friends and exercising. Yoga reduces stress as it helps you to relax, which is the opposite of stress. Breathing exercises and poses loosens up the tense muscles in your body.
2. Listen to your inner voice
Yoga is a process of awakening as it attunes you with your mind and soul. Certain Yoga practices such as Arsanas connects you to your spirituality through your physical being. It enables you to discover more about yourself and things that you really want in this life. Each posture is a challenge that heals the body and trains the mind, gaining access to a more tuned way of living.
Yoga teaches us that happiness comes from within. Following a Yoga routine, you can find happiness within your self. You will come to realise that materialistic possession does not give you happiness, rather being true to yourself provides an inner bliss within us that makes us happy.
4. Learn to let go
Yoga teaches you both to let go and hold on.Most of us have an active mind that is always attached to something or someone. We are consumed by the same thoughts preventing us from allowing new thoughts to enter our mind. We are afraid to let go of our normal thoughts. Through meditation we learn to create an empty mind, giving space for other thoughts. We observe our mental patterns and begin to embrace life with everything it brings you.
5. Love your imperfection
Yoga has this ability to enable you to love yourself for who you are even with your imperfections. We begin to realize that when one door shuts another opens. We start to have faith in the universe and believe that you are exactly where you are suppose to be.