Over the last few years, yoga has been widely accepted as a way of effectively improving the health and overall well-being of human body. While strength training and other exercises help in achieving the desired body type and fulfilling body goals, practicing yoga asanas can help in improving the mental and physical health of an individual. The benefits of yoga are evident on the outside, but does it really bring evident changes to our mental health?
It is a known fact that the brain ages with the body. The ageing of the brain can be accelerated with a variety of factors or bodily conditions like obesity, a poor immune system among others. Yoga practices have proven to work on the body and the mind simultaneously to slow down this natural ageing process.
The unification of body, mind, and soul is the eventual stage of the well-being of an individual. Whatever the body goes through, it clearly impacts the mind and the soul. Several experts have also come forward and stated that yoga asanas can help an individual in living a healthy life and maintain a disease-free body. Our bodily responses and sensory organs are controlled by the Central Nervous system, which consists of the brain and the spinal cord.
The neurons take the messages to the brain through the spinal cord. Therefore, it is imperative to maintain the health of the spine and the spinal cord, which will be reflected in the health of the brain and the thought processes. The acute and positive effects of yoga have also been assessed in CT Scans and MRI, thereby giving proof to back the claims made by several experts.
Yoga sessions usually begin with the practice of meditation which helps in preparing both the body and mind for upcoming exercises. Meditating before exercising help in focusing on the positive energy by focusing on the present moment and thereby finding inner peace.