Yoga is a practice, which offers a host of wonderful physical benefits that increase flexibility, core strength, and help maintain a healthier body. But Yoga also holds the power to transform our mind and spirit as much as it does our bodies.
There are a myriad of less visual effects of Yoga, which can help young learners and professionals in their education and field of work alike. Let’s take a look at some of them:
Yoga stimulates auditory processing and responsiveness, which leads to increased levels of concentration, focus and attention span. Learning to train your mind to focus aids clarity, productivity and efficiency in the learning and working process.
Expands Imagination and Creativity
Yoga boosts thinking and memory, and helps tackle problems with a fresh perspective by expanding imagination and creativity.
Yoga provides building blocks to enhance self-esteem and self-confidence in young learners and working professional alike. The practice also helps learn team skills and enables social interaction.
Reduces Stress and Anxiety
Yoga calms and clears the mind by bringing it to the present moment instead of engaging with stressful thoughts of the day. It relieves tensions and can help overcome depression.
Develops Discipline and Self-Control
Discipline helps in character development and increases emotional intelligence. Self-control inspires respect for oneself and others. This can take young learners and working professionals a long way in excelling in their chosen fields.
Improves Sleeping Cycles
Yoga relaxes the body and promotes better sleeping patterns. Getting adequate sleep is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. It helps improve memory, sharpens attention and may even help you live longer!
Whether you’re experiencing high or low energy, practicing Yoga helps balance your energy levels, bringing it to an equilibrium. Eating well, taking breaks, and managing your energy become a way to make a more significant effort in class and in office.
Yoga improves ability to be less reactive; more mindful of thoughts, words and actions. This is a skill, which can be especially beneficial when learned at a younger age. It supports a sense of universal connectedness and promotes an overall sense of well-being.
These are just a few of the reasons why students and professionals from all fields should embrace Yoga as a discipline. And what better day to start than International Yoga Day itself. 🙂