Have you ever tried yoga? You would be surprised over how many wonderful health benefits yoga has to offer anyone, but especially moms. Because of health restrictions, I cannot do any rigorous activities so yoga has been a great alternative for me. But don’t mistake low impact for low benefit.
Benefits of Yoga for Moms
Flexibility – Yoga gently stretches your muscles; therefore, safely and comfortably increasing your flexibility. The lactic acid released in your muscles, reduces stiffness, tension, pain and fatigue.
Range of Motion – Yoga increases the range of motion in joints and may also increase lubrication in the joints, which results in a sense of ease and fluidity throughout your body.
Strength – Both strength and endurance are benefits of yoga. Many of the standing poses build upper body strength, which is very important as we age.
Improved Posture – With increased strength and flexibility comes better posture. Yoga strengthens your core making you more likely to sit or stand tall.
Massaging of All Organs of the Body – Yoga is the only form of activity which massages all the internal glands and organs of the body. This stimulation and massage of the organs benefits us by keeping away disease.
Complete Detoxification – Detoxification seems to be all the rage these days. Yoga safely provides a full body detoxification by ensuring the optimum blood supply reaches various parts of the body. This helps in flushing out toxins from every nook and cranny. This natural detoxification leads to delayed aging and energy.
Muscle Toning – muscles are stimulated repeatedly to shed excess flab and flaccidity.
Better Circulation – By transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout your body, yoga improves blood circulation.
Emotional Health – Due to the strong mind-body connection of yoga, there are many emotional benefits like improved mood, stress reduction, and less anxiety.
Lower Blood Pressure – Consistent yoga practice decreases blood pressure through better circulation and oxygenation of the body.
These are just a few of the many benefits of yoga. Pick up a DVD or find a class and experience the many benefits yoga has to offer.