YOGA MANTRA – A healthy you resides in a flexible body!
A flexible, elastic body can easily withstand more physical stress and thus is far less prone to injuries. Most of us realize the benefits that can be gained from Yoga and the increased flexibility that regular Yoga exercise can bring.
Increasing flexibility will help reduce the aging process. As we age, lactic acid build up contributes to muscular fatigue resulting in loss of range of movements, but yogic stretching helps release lactic acid from the muscle cells into the bloodstream so that it does not deter muscular contraction thus avoiding many other problems such as strains, sprains, cramps and pulled muscles. Stretching also assists in shaping your posture, allowing you to have a more youthful tone as you age.
Having a good posture can certainly make you look years younger, this is where flexibility plays a key role if you want to look young for years to come. Regular stretching helps reduce any blockages in the body and help the blood to flow more freely. This in itself will help you to look younger and improve your body and skin condition. It also helps to reduce stress which is a major cause of aging. It is easy to incorporate stretching throughout the day as it can be done anywhere and at any time. By doing it on a regular basis the exercises become easier as the muscles become more accustomed to the movements.
A body which may have been quite rigid at the beginning of learning yoga will start to experience a remarkable flexibility in all parts, even those parts which have not been consciously worked upon. Correct yogic stretching develops the entire body. It only takes a few minutes of stretching every day to help flex your muscles, release stress, boost your energy level, enhance your skin tone, and gives you the freshness and beauty of a youth.
Stretching is very important for gaining flexibility of the body and this stretching can be done effectively with the help of Yoga. Yoga stretching can also help to have greater strength, flexibility, and range of motion while reducing injuries, aches, pains, stiffness, and tension. People who stretch regularly and maintain a flexible body tone are less likely to require joint replacement (like hip, knee etc…) as they grow older.
There are tones of benefits of having and maintaining a flexible body and the collective effects can be very beneficiary in years to come!