Some yoga styles are focused on relaxation, others are aimed at strengthening the physical core and flexibility, and some are simply for spiritual practice. While some claims to go beyond human senses which could be hard to prove, there are actually scientifically proven benefits of yoga – especially Vinyasa.
The 4 most important benefits of Vinyasa Yoga
Improves Cardiovascular Health
The International Journal of Yoga published a study in 2014 showing that after an 11-month practice of sun salutations—the back-bone of vinyasa yoga practice, the participants significantly showed improved cardiovascular health measures.
Increases energy level
Practicing yoga after 8 weeks has been proven to significantly reduce fatigue levels in female cancer patients, according to a study published by the Journal of Nursing Research in 2014. While the study needs to be researched further, imagine what more it can do to a healthy or normal individual, if practicing yoga can give that much benefit to an ill person?
Reduces migraines and headaches
The study by the International Journal of Yoga published in 2014 also showed significant positive results in alleviating migraines when yoga practice was added to their conventional care. The frequency and intensity of headaches were significantly reduced after the participants practiced yoga for at least 5 days up to 6 weeks, the study showed.
Decreases Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
The Journal of Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine published a study in 2014 that provided a systematic review of 17 studies from 2009 to 2017 which evaluated the effectivity of yoga in reducing stress and anxiety after 8 weeks of practice. The review showed that out of the 17 previously conducted studies, 16 have proven that yoga does in fact effectively reduce stress and anxiety after regular practice.
All of these goes to show that practicing yoga provides long-term health benefits. However, regardless if the benefits are proven by science or not, the practice of yoga fundamentally should not distress you, but uplift and enlighten you. Otherwise, what is the point?
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