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International Yoga Day 2018

yoga is good for your health

International Yoga Day is celebrated on the 21st of June every year. It is a day to create awareness about the significant positive affects which yoga can have on your health. According to Narendra Modi (the current Prime Minister of India): “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well- being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”

Take a look at the different health benefits of yoga:

Physical benefits:
Yoga is all about relaxation techniques which can lessen chronic pain, arthritis, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. It can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia. There are many other physical benefits such as increased flexibility, increased muscle strength, improved respiration and energy, weight reduction, cardio and circulatory health, improved athletic performance and protection from injury.

Mental benefits:
Apart from the physical benefits, yoga has many mental benefits which can help an individual in many ways. It can help to manage stress, which has a negative effect on the body and mind. It also helps individuals develop coping skills and tools for how to have a positive outlook on life.

Yoga has many physical and mental positive effects on your health. Take some time for yourself to find out the effects it could have on your body and mind.

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References:
Wellness

16 Benefits of Yoga That Are Supported by Science

The Benefits of Yoga

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