1. IT KEEPS THE BLUES AWAY
Regular yoga practice helps protect against depression, found research from the Boston University School of Medicine. You will also improve your self awareness – another proven mood-booster.
2. IT BEATS BELLY BLOAT
The many yoga poses that involve twisting and forward bending put gentle pressure on your tummy and intestines, meaning blood flow to your bowels is increased. Voilà! Instant deflate.
3. IT CAN OUTSMART OSTEOPOROSIS
One in three women in the UK develop osteoporosis. Thankfully yoga helps to reduce the stress hormone cortisol in the body. Lower levels help to keep calcium in your bones.
4. IT TARGETS CELLULITE
Yes, really. All those fluid movements help to get your lymphatic system going fast, which will boost your body’s ability to flush out toxins and get your circulation going. Hey, every little helps!
5. IT FIGHTS OFF PAIN
A recent study published in the journal Headache showed that people who suffered from migraines had a significant decrease in their frequency and intensity after regularly practising yoga.
A lovely little article found in Women’s Health Magazine – Lily x