We all know how beneficial yoga is at calming the mind, de-stressing us and improving our flexibility. But, what if we told you there were other benefits you may not have even considered… We’re rounding up five unusal benefits of yoga you probably didn’t know.
1. Sleeping better
In this day and age, around 30 percent of the population suffer with sleep disturbances. Yoga helps boost your relaxation and the deep breathing works at calming the body helping to boost relaxation and stop that evil insomnia.
Deep breathing is the quickest and easiest way to balance your nervous system and reduce stress. It works at slowing your heart rate down putting your body into a state of pure relaxation that will help you switch off better at night.
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2. YOGA HAS BENEFITS IN THE BEDROOM!
Well, we bet you weren’t expecting to find this on the list. But, it is true! Yoga can definitely benefit your sex life as it will help you become more flexible whilst helping you to appraciate your body and feel more confident. When you feel more relaxed and happy you will be in the mood to “hit the sack” for more often and enjoy the ride.
3. KEEPS CRAVINGS AT BAY.
You know the one, the late night tiptoe to the bread bin, the fridge or maybe you’re even a freezer raider? Ice-cream… we get it! But did you realise that yoga can actually help you keep those pesky cravings at bay. Doing yoga on a regular basis will help you lose body fat and tone up but simultaneously start to help you regain control of your mind so you can focus in on yourself and notice when you are actually hungry. This will then help you make the decision to choose food to fuel your day rather than give you a quick sugar fix – Om-azing!
4. YOGA HELPS REPAIR MUSCLES.
Yoga is hugely beneficial at helping to heal and relax your muscles. Especially if you have been working out often or have any stiffness from other sports. When your muscles are fatigued, they build up with lactic acid which causes stresses in the body and aches and pains. Yoga is different as it stretches out your muscles and body and therefore actually releases all of the tension. Runners in particular find yoga the best activity after a long endurance jog.
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5. WHOLE BODY DETOXIFICATION.
Yoga actually works at detoxifying the body on a larger scale through it’s relaxation methods such as pranayama breathing. The deep breathing will improve hormonal balance and digestion whilst to help the body cleanse its toxins and boost the metabolism.
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