International Yoga day is an event widely celebrated across various countries in the world on June 21. On this International Yoga Day, QNET India explores a healthy lifestyle along with Nutriplus DailyHealth and Nutriplus ImmunHealth.
The pandemic has restricted our movement and forced us to stay at home. So, it has become paramount for us to adopt a healthy lifestyle. We’d reckon that it is indeed true because a healthy lifestyle can significantly improve our health.
But how do you adopt a healthy lifestyle when you are confined to stay at home? Well, we are here to answer exactly that. This article will help you form a healthy lifestyle on this International Yoga day.
Interestingly, the theme of this year’s International Yoga day is “Yoga at home and Yoga with Family”. Since we have become an inevitable part of the work from home culture, we tend to spend most of our time in front of our laptops.
As a consequence, there is an increasing level of stress and restlessness associated with staying home. So, what do you do about that?
Perhaps, yoga could help you ease the stress. Maybe, adopting yogic practices can significantly improve your lifestyle?
Let’s find out!
QNET India looks at the significance of Yoga on International Yoga Day
Yoga is one of the oldest practices known to humankind, dating 6000 years ago when it was first practised. Over the years, it has been adopted and appreciated by people all over the world. Let us look at some of its great benefits and the significance for our health and wellness.
1. Yoga improves your fitness
Fitness has closely been associated with a healthy lifestyle. If you are looking to manage your weight, lose weight or even stay in shape, then yoga could immensely benefit you.
Yoga does not require a lot of space. In fact, it does not require you to have any equipment either. All you would require is a half-hour in a day for you to get started. You could start with some basic Pranayama and Asana to help your body adapt to your routine.
From there, you could focus on a few particular Asana and Mudras directed at improving your fitness. Speaking of Asanas, yoga is also known to improve our body posture.
With the work from home culture and slouching in front of the laptop, we develop a bad posture. Yoga, in turn, helps us become more conscious of our posture and prevents us from slouching. It is further helpful in improving our balance and flexibility.
2. Yoga improves our health condition
Yoga is usually credited with improving the health condition of our body. In fact, it is said that every part of our body could benefit from practicing yoga.
Potential health benefits include lower blood sugar levels. Practicing yoga could further reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol) in our body. Furthermore, it can improve our digestion, relieving us from health conditions like IBS, gastric problems, and acidity.
Yoga is also known to improve respiratory problems like chronic colds and coughs, breathlessness, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, and COPD. Cardiovascular problems like coronary artery disease, hypertension, and myocardial infarction are further curable with Cardiac yoga.
Another significant benefit of yoga is seen in its therapy of musculoskeletal problems. Lower back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and muscular dystrophy are a few common muscle issues. Yoga Asanas and Mudras have been claimed to improve these muscular problems.
These are just a few health benefits that we could improve by practicing yoga. Another significant benefit is its effect on our mental wellness.
3. Yoga can improve our mental wellness
A healthy body is a result of a healthy mind. Yoga Asana and Pranayama can help you stay calm and composed when things get stressful. Furthermore, it can help you stay mindful and aware of things that tend to bypass our busy schedule.
Another significant benefit that is observed is in the boosting of self-confidence. Yes, yoga is considered to increase the release of endorphins (the happy hormones). The release of endorphins, in turn, helps us improve our self-confidence.
Furthermore, a higher level of oxytocin is observed in people who practice yoga. Oxytocin is closely associated with us forming healthy relationships with our family and peers.
A more subtle benefit is observed in the increase in immunity. That’s right, yoga can indeed help in building our immunity. Although, is practicing yoga the only factor in improving immunity? What about our diet?
Well, that’s where we tend to fall short. We end up consuming food that doesn’t supplement our needs. In fact, a large portion of our body undergoes a deficit of essential nutrients.
That is exactly why QNET India introduced Nutriplus DailyHealth and Nutriplus ImmunHealth. A supplement that could help us increase our immunity along with practicing yoga.