The Health & Fitness Benefits of Yoga
Yoga is a workout underestimated by many people. At Raceday, we realise that, aside from the fact that it is an extremely relaxing way to workout and meditates, yoga also has some great effects on your health.
5 Benefits of Practicing Yoga
With so many health and fitness benefits of yoga athletes should be incorporating this workout into their week’s training schedule whenever possible. Keep reading the blog to discover 5 benefits that practicing yoga will have on your health and fitness.
1. Improved Flexibility
Improvement in your flexibility is the first and most well-known benefit of doing Yoga. As you progress and partake in Yoga more often you will notice gradual, yet noticeable, improvement in your flexibility, managing poses that once seemed impossible and, eventually, finding them easy and relaxing. Increased flexibility has many benefits, such as alleviating back pain and strained knees due to tight hips.
2. Muscle Strengthening
Yoga is known for increasing your overall physical strength and strong muscles have proven to do way more than just add to your aesthetics. Having strong muscles protects the body from conditions such as arthritis and severe back pain. Yoga gives perfect balance on power/muscle strength and flexibility.
3. Posture improvement
Many people suffer from poor posture, which can result in severe headaches, back problems, neck issues, muscular and joint problems. Yoga is a well-known method for improving your posture and eliminating slumping, avoiding spinal curves in your lower back and neck.
4. Reduced Blood Pressure
It is a common practice for those with high blood pressure to practice Yoga, a majority of them experiencing positive benefits. Certain yoga poses have proven to lower blood pressure up to 26 points in systolic blood pressure and, on top of that, experience a 15 point decrease in the diastolic blood pressure.
Studies have shown that doing Yoga consistently has a significant effect on depression levels. By practicing yoga the body releases increased amounts of serotonin, our happy drug, lowering depression levels and putting a smile back on your face.
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Let Raceday Help You Start Your Fitness Journey Today
Raceday Multisport encourage the wellness of all our clients- begin your yoga journey today and add it to your regular training schedule to keep you strong and flexible. Don’t forget to order one of our natural performance drinks to keep you fuelled and hydrated throughout race day, training days (including yoga days) and any other day you need the extra boost. Call us today should you have any questions or queries and we will be happy to assist you.