Why to YOGA?
Discover its effectiveness during pandemic and regular days.
Does Community Quarantine make you feel depress and anxious that your mental and physical health are being awfully affected? Do you know that even a few minutes of yoga a week will make you mentally alert and happier? There are plenty of demonstrations about yoga's potential to health.
During pandemic crisis, community quarantine is highly implemented around the globe. Because of this, most of the exciting activities out there are not being done like we normally do, mainly due to closures of many establishments and some other places. However, Yoga is an activity that many people do not pay attention because of the mentality saying that they are not flexible enough or it's just difficult to do. I want to give you insights why you should try Yoga at home.
There are many benefits of yoga, but I want to focus on those which are necessary to our pandemic situations:
1. Less Stress
We have a stressful situation and it is normal to be anxious. If we overthink, it will cause too much tense on our health. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation.
2. Low Blood Pressures
"When people with high blood pressure did yoga three times a week in sessions that also included breathing and relaxation exercises, they experienced average decreases of 11 mmHG more than control groups in systolic blood pressure and 6 mmHG more in diastolic blood pressure."
3. Better Sleep
As I said earlier, Yoga will help your mind and body relax. It improves breathing and reduces stress. This is why yoga promotes restful sleep. Better sleep contributes a better quality of life because sleeping restores your mind and body. It will help you to be productive the next day.
4. Helps Boost the Immune System
Yoga is movement linked with breath. Our blood needs oxygen to keep the body healthy and aid in cell growth. Given the fact that yoga is incorporated with breath-work, it gives our blood the boost of oxygen required to generate new circulation. What leads to health and stronger immunity is when we help this circulation process in our systems. With this, there two things that yoga fits the explanation. Those are asanas (yoga poses) and pranayama breathing.
5. Enhances Productivity
Are you working from home? Well, even you do or not, we are all encouraged to stay at home during this pandemic. Because of this, we need more discipline and commitment for us to be able to be productive everyday. We know that being productive will help us fight anxiety about the coronavirus outbreak.
Yoga enhances productivity. Practicing it can boost your memory and concentration levels. Furthermore, your ability to multi-task efficiently are being improved. Also, our focus are being diverted from overthinking about the world's current situation, to different activities we can do at home. This is due to endorphins that are being produced by our cells when we practice yoga.
6. Increases Muscles Strength and Endurance
Staying from home makes a lot of people fall into a rabbit hole of laziness. What I mean here, is that we are struggling on how to be productive like I said earlier. This is because we have a lot of free time at home. We are more likely do nothing and chill, rather than working out our body. With this, our muscles decrease strength and endurance. Otherwise, our body gets back into track if we practice yoga atleast 3-4 times a week.
Let's talk about how yoga fights depression.
I believe that most of us have heard about depression and how awful it is. There are many causes of depression. The most common one happens when we get emotionally attached to something over a period, and it doesn't exist anymore. It leaves a gap. And to cope the loss, depression takes over.
To lighten our moods, yoga is one of the most effective ways. Yoga poses helps us to forget how the world overwhelms us in different ways. It increase blood circulation to the brain and enable the production of mood-elevating hormones. Meanwhile, we barely need to elevate our moods with our current situation.
Yoga appears to modulate stress response system. Furthermore, many people do it together with meditation. I personally use Synctuition mobile app. It perfectly fits my mood, for it has 3D Sounds. However, it still depends on you if you would like to do it with yoga.
In times like this, pandemic, almost all of the establishments are closed. This is due to community quarantine implemented by the government. With this, yoga classes are not available outside.
Anyway, there's a lot of ways to learn yoga at home. Many people spend money for subscription to yoga apps. Yet, it's not the only way to learn yoga online. You can look for different videos in YouTube, depending on your preferences.
I would like to recommend a YouTube channel that would definitely help you. It will guide your progress as a beginner to being professional, Yoga with Adreiene. Many people know Adriene because she's very professional in yoga. She has millions of subscribers. She demonstrates different types of yoga for our various moods. https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene
The goal during yoga practice is to challenge yourself physically, but not to feel overwhelmed. At this "edge," the focus is on your breath while your mind is accepting and calm. - Havard Health Publishing