As women, we tend to do so much. Multitasking can very well be called our middle name. I am sure all women would agree with this fact. From house chores to nailing that board meeting- There is literally no stone we have left unturned!
In between all this mayhem, what we sometimes tend to forget is self-care! Apart from taking care of our diets, there is one more key factor that contributes to our overall well-being wellness. Anything in the form of physical exercises goes a great deal in keeping the body healthy and active. And if you are still wondering – then yoga could be your answer!
Yoga for women is an excellent option to tame down most lifestyle problems. It helps bring in a sense of calmness and sets the pace for the entire day ahead. One of the easiest activities to take up. What makes it most doable is the fact, that it can be practiced from anywhere keeping in mind your overall comfort factor.
It comes as no surprise that women are overwhelmed in 9 out of 10 situations because of literally being present in every situation. What is even more alarming is the fact that we do not realize how much we push ourselves to do more and more as the days progress. These overwhelming moments can be sometimes as little as getting late for work or sometimes a little big or crucial. But what both end up doing is pushing a woman on the brink of a breakdown.
Every day is a great day for yoga:
It is true that the rate of change in a woman’s life is far more varied than her male counterparts. And every woman should practice yoga for reasons mentioned below.
The entire world is embracing yoga and talking about its benefits both for emotional as well as physical wellness.
1. Aids in better immunity
One power-packed session of yoga can help in reducing stress hormones which directly aids in boosting the overall immunity of the body. It also has a positive impact on the respiratory tract and the lungs, thereby flushing out toxins from the body and bringing in oxygenated blood to various organs.
2. Naturally regulates hormones
It might come across as a little surprise, but yes yoga for women can help in regulating hormones and that too naturally, without having to go that extra mile. In today’s fast-paced life, as many as 7 out of 10 people are facing hormonal imbalance issues.
These can range from thyroid imbalance, sudden weight gain, irregular monthly cycles, and frequent backaches. Doing daily yoga sessions can help in calming of the overworked endocrine glands. An intense yoga session can contribute to releasing endorphins which makes one pleasantly happy and stress-free!
3. Lowers high blood pressure level
Not exercising enough and a rapid increase in weight can shoot up chances of triggering a high blood pressure level. Other factors such as smoking and frequent consumption of alcohol can also contribute to high blood pressure.
Practicing yoga involves deep breathing exercises and can, therefore, help in controlling blood pressure levels naturally.
4. Weight loss
The starting out and result showing period in yoga for weight loss might be a little slow in the start but it definitely yields results. This is one of the reasons many women are not able to stick to yoga routine as they don’t she results on the weighing scales too soon! Our advice to all women, take it day by day!
5. Strengthens bones
It is a well-known fact that as women age, the bone density reduces drastically thereby exposing them to osteoporosis and broken bones. Thus nutrition is one pressing topic women need to focus more on.
Yoga is said to strengthen bones and is also said to reverse bone-weakening effects on the body. Various experiments in the past have proved that yoga can outweigh the hormonal effects of aging as well.
So while we are at it, let us take you through some easy yoga poses which you can take up if you starting on the yogi journey (daily yoga sessions):
Top 4 stress-busting poses of Yoga for women:
1. Cat cow pose or Marjaiasana
This particular yoga asana is said to improve posture and is said to be the best yoga pose for people suffering from frequent backaches.
2. Side Plank or Vasisthasana
This is a varied form of a plank. It aims to work on your core muscles and strengthens them in the long run.
3. Low plank or Chaturanga Dandasana
This asana is pretty much similar to a traditional push-up; it also strengthens spine muscles, which helps to improve posture. Great for women who sit for long hours in front of a desktop or a laptop.
4. Child’s pose or Balasana
Child’s Pose helps to stretch the hips, thighs, and ankles while reducing stress and fatigue at the same time.
Yoga is a great, overall exercise routine that should be a part of everyone’s routine. Here are 4 yoga poses that will benefit women and their overall healthGrand Master Akshar| Yoga Master & Lifestyle Coach