Why should meditation and yoga be a part of your life?

If you’re seeking calm, greater energy, vibrant health, joy, a stress free and a worry free life, then meditation and yoga are for you. As explained in the ancient Vedic texts, these two are aimed at uniting and energizing your mind, body and spirit. Due to its therapeutic benefits yoga allows you to become more aware of your body posture and movement while assisting the body to be more flexible and relax even in a stressful environment. Meditation on the other hand, avoids the stress coming into your body while releasing accumulated stress in your body. Therefore, it is vital to practice yoga and meditation on a daily basis in order to keep your body and mind refreshed and peaceful. Apart from above, both yoga and meditation have further benefits.

Physical Benefits of Meditation

When meditating, body cells undergo certain changes while allowing your body to be filled with energy, and in turn benefit in gaining peace, enthusiasm, joy and freshness. Physical benefits of meditation are:

  • Limits anxiety attacks
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Reduces insomnia, muscle and joint problems, headaches etc.
  • Enhances energy levels while boosting immune system

Mental Benefits of Meditation

In terms of mental benefits, meditation is capable of promoting focus, while making your mind peaceful and still. By practicing meditation you could:-

  • Enhance emotional stability
  • Increase happiness and creativity
  • Regain your focus and clarity by relaxing the mind
  • Develop intuition

Yoga, which has been practiced for thousands of years, consists of not only theories based on observations but also principles explaining the connection between the body and mind. Research suggests this powerful science consists of unique benefits which can be divided into physiological and psychological.

Physiological benefits of Yoga

  • Increases cardiovascular and respiratory efficiency
  • Improves flexibility
  • Increases the grip strength and breath holding time
  • Enhances your energy levels, while reducing pain
  • Improves sleep and balance

Psychological benefits of Yoga

  • Reduces depression and anxiety
  • Enhances social skills, wellbeing and self-actualization
  • Develops attention and concentration
  • Improves memory

Rita Sagrani

Rita is the founder of the Ayurvedic Wellness Centre. To find out more about her, head to the About Us page.

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