Yoga has many physical and mental benefits for both men and women — better heart health, bone health, sleep, immunity, etc. You will be hard pressed to find a better holistic practice than yoga, especially because it is effectively used to heal the body. Here’s why women should start practising yoga.
1. Women’s bodies are constantly changing. Whether it is to regularise your menstrual cycle, reduce cramps, prepare for childbirth, lose weight or manage your menopause, yoga recommends appropriate asanas to ease discomfort and promote well-being. It also helps you manage your mood swings.
2. With the world constantly changing its standards of beauty, women are fighting an uphill battle in their minds with themselves. Yoga does help in improving metabolism and aids in weight loss and toning.
3. Yoga provides the much-needed downtime to women who are stressed out. It is the time that you invest in yourself so that you can complete your tasks more efficiently, effectively and have peace of mind. It is extremely essential to take care of your own health — to prevent burnout, anxiety, depression and other stress-related issues like heart disease.
4. No matter what age you are at or what ails you, yoga has something for you. If you are looking for an active session or a restorative gentle session, there are many different styles available in the yoga market now like Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha, Flow or Yin. Find a teacher that suits you and start your practice today!
(The writer is a Yogapreneur, Minimalist and Vegan)