Practice Yoga for Happiness and Health
Yoga boosts happiness and health so make this ancient and spiritual practice part of your routine and reap the rewards.
The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘YUJ’, meaning to join, or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. As per the yogic scriptures, practice of yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with the universal consciousness. Yoga is intended to be incorporated in daily life and incorporates pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation and asanas (poses), designed to encourage relaxation and reduce stress. Various studies have shown that yoga can be effectively used as an alternative medicine on a physical, mental and spiritual level.
5 benefits of practising yoga:
1. Improves your flexibility
During your first class, you probably won’t be able to touch your toes, but if you stick with it, you’ll notice a gradual loosening, and aches and pains start to disappear.
2. Builds muscle strength
Strong muscles protect you from conditions such as back pain and help prevent falls in elderly people. When you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility.
3. Helps you sleep better
Restorative asanas, breathing exercises and meditation encourage your senses to turn inward, which provides downtime for your nervous system. Your sleep gets better and you will feel less stressed and tired during the day.
4. Gives you peace of mind
Yoga quells the fluctuations of the mind – in other words, it slows down the mental loops of frustration, anger, fear and desire that can cause stress. If you learn to quiet your mind, you’ll be more likely to live a longer and healthier life.
5. Encourages self care
In yoga, it matters what you do for yourself. Yoga gives you the tools to help you change and the more you commit to practice, the more you benefit, to become a better version of yourself.
Finding the time to practice yoga just a few times per week may be enough to make a noticeable difference when it comes to your health. Always remember: when mind and body are in harmony, the journey through life is calmer, happier and more fulfilling. Our resident yogi will be very happy to guide you through your practice during your time at Kuredu Maldives with beachside hatha yoga classes included in your all-inclusive package, suitable for all – beginners to experienced.