Everything we do – smile, shout, run, walk, talk, etc. requires muscle tension. With age, constant muscle tension can have a massive impact on your body leaving you in pain and discomfort. Medication can always help but, doctors say that medicines too can get harmful in the long run, owing to its tremendous side effects.

In such cases, yoga provides several health benefits with no side effects, making it a suitable treatment for stress and other health conditions. Yoga is now accepted across the globe due to its irreplaceable benefits with many emerging as a professional yoga trainer. It can be practiced by all ages alike. 

The Roots of Yoga…

Yoga being a Sanskrit term denotes “to unite”. The inception of yoga dates back to the pre-Vedic Indian tradition, which started around 3000 BCE during the Indus valley civilization. Besides, the Rig Veda talks about yoga in an elaborate way and the systematic study of the same started around in the 5th and 6th centuries.  

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The benefits imparted on the human body, reducing stress and promoting mental health, results in several individuals studying and mastering the art of yoga and hence several cities like Kolkata, holds certified yoga trainers transferring their knowledge and the benefits of yoga to the ones in need.

Benefits of Yoga 

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While you practice under the supervision of a professional yoga trainer, you get to enjoy the below-mentioned benefits – 

  • Effective weight-loss 
  • Reviving self-confidence 
  • Increased flexibility 
  • Muscle toning 
  • Enriched mind, body and spirit
  • Increase in energy 
  • Treats chronic illness 
  • Built-up concentration
  • Overall fitness 
  • Body and mind relaxation 

That being said, you can also manage stress at work with yoga. It helps build strength both mental and physical that proves effective after a slaughtering day at work. 

It is advisable that you stay in touch with a certified yoga trainer and practice yoga every day after work to reduce the day’s stress and relax your body. 

There are several yoga practices to combat stress that you can involve in your daily routine, such as – 

  1. Savasana
  2. Kapalabhati Pranayama
  3. Sukhasana
  4. Prasarita Padottanasana
  5. Vajrasana
  6. Child’s Pose 
  7. Uttanasana
  8. Sasangasana
  9. Garudasana
  10. Halasana

There are other several yoga asanas that prove beneficial for the human body and mind. You can practice all alike, under the guidance of a professional yoga trainer in Kolkata. 

Focusing mainly on the mental benefit and need to know how yoga helps? 

Some of the mental benefits are – 

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  • Improves the effects of depression 
  • Reduces hypertension 
  • Treats sleep disorders 
  • Enhances the level of GABA or gamma-aminobutyric acid
  • Promotes mood, concentration, behaviour, etc. 
  • Treats anxiety disorder 
  • Brings in control over the nervous activity 

Yoga is also known to bring control over breathing and promotes a healthy rhythm of breathing that would promote health and keep the blood pressure normal. While you practice it is advisable that you have a certified yoga trainer around to avoid any kind of muscle pull or accidents.