Yoga is one of the best all-around activities you can do for your mind, soul, body, and spirit. It incorporates breathing exercises that help you relax, meditation to help you get in touch with your mind and body, and great poses and movements that will strengthen your muscles and increase your flexibility. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to yoga.
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HEALTH BENEFITS OF YOGA
There are so many more advantages to having muscle tone than most people realize (and it’s not just about looking good). When you have muscle, this muscle protects you from health conditions such as arthritis and back pain. It can help to prevent falls and prevent injury when lifting heavy objects. Muscle also burns more calories than fat so you are effectively burning more calories while at rest, which is great for weight loss.
Increases Your Flexibility
Being flexible can prevent injuries. Your muscles can become extremely tight. When this happens they pull on the bones and can put them in awkward positions, which may cause an injury. This can also cause pain. For example, tight hips can pull on the knee, causing pain when you walk because it’s out of alignment with your thigh bones. Tight hamstrings can pull your lumbar spine out of place, which can cause back pain. Tight muscles also can cause poor posture, which, let’s face it, no one wants. However, when you are flexible, your muscles loosen up and your bones are in the proper place, both preventing injury and pain.
Increases Your Blood Flow
Many people don’t think much about the importance of having good blood circulation in the body. However, if you think about it, blood carries oxygen and nutrients, which powers every cell in your body. Your body’s cells need oxygen in order to function properly. When you are injured, having good blood circulation will help you heal faster because oxygen is being brought to the injured area to promote healing and growth and to take away the damaged cells as well.
Yoga will most definitely get your blood flowing. Twisting poses will help to wring out venous blood from your organs and allow oxygenated blood in. When you do inversions, such as handstands, venous blood is easily pumped from the legs and pelvis back up to the heart for recirculation. Relaxation exercises help to get blood to your hands and feet. Good blood circulation helps to make platelets less sticky, which can lead to a decreased chance of a heart attack or stroke.
Increases Your Heart Rate
When you increase your heart rate, your blood pumps faster and gets oxygen to your cells faster. You burn more calories and lower your cholesterol. All of this helps to lower your risk of a heart attack. Yoga can get your heart rate up into the aerobic zone; however, all yoga helps to increase your endurance, improve your cardiovascular conditioning, lower your resting heart rate, and improve your maximum intake of oxygen during exercise. All of this makes you healthier overall.
BOOK A LUXURY YOGA RETREAT TODAY AT CASA TARA
Yoga has many benefits beyond those mentioned here that can help you in all aspects of your life.
Casa Tara is a luxury hotel in Baja California that specializes in offering people a retreat from the world. Our yoga retreat vacations allow you to restore, renew, and replenish from the daily grind of your everyday life. We invite world-class instructors who bring a week packed full of adventure and relaxation for you to enjoy. Many of our yoga retreats combine all of the other amazing activities you can do here at Casa Tara in Baja, such as yoga and paddleboarding, swimming with whale sharks, kitesurfing, and more. Many instructors are life coaches and personal development gurus who can help you pivot in your life as well.
If you are looking for the best yoga retreat, call Casa Tara Retreat in Baja California, and book a summer special today!