What are the benefits of yoga?
Yoga, the ancient Indian discipline that helps us to find balance between mind, body and spirit.
Practicing yoga is learning to listen to your body, reaching a deep relaxation and finding the energy to face daily challenges with greater serenity. The positive effects on body and mind are numerous, especially in terms of flexibility, strength and management of emotions.
In this article we go to the discovery of the 10 most important benefits of yoga:
- It’s good for the body
Yoga positions, or Asanas, are performed in coordination with breathing. As a result, the internal organs receive a kind of massage through the breath. In addition, thanks to the increased supply of oxygen, the body eliminates toxins. Therefore, we can say that breathing during yoga exercises detoxifies the body.
- Reduces anxiety and depression
The breathing and meditation techniques of yoga help manage emotions better. Therefore, this discipline is a valid ally in the management of unconscious fears, thus reducing anxiety, depression and panic attacks.
- Helps to quit smoking and to control weight
Quitting smoking or controlling the weight are important and delicate decisions. The positions of yoga, together with meditation and breathing techniques, teach you to know and control the mind in the correct way. As a result, difficult or particularly complex goals become easier to achieve.
- Helps to overcome insomnia
Another scientifically proven quality of yoga is that it reduces fatigue and promotes relaxation. This leads to better quality sleep. Indeed, it only takes 20 minutes a day of exercise to fall asleep faster.
- Improve sexual performance
In general, yoga is a practice that increases self-esteem, especially in relation to one’s body. Knowing and loving our body is essential. In fact, loving ourselves means increasing our self-confidence. As a consequence, we feel more attractive, more open to meet other people and to physical contact. According to a study conducted by Harvard University, 75% of women who do yoga experience more pleasurable orgasms. Instead, men would be able to fight premature ejaculation more effectively.
- Increase concentration and memory
Attention and concentration are essential for doing yoga. Without them it is not possible to develop awareness and, consequently, to have mental clarity or to relax. But with a relaxed mind you can face everyday life without generating physical and emotional tensions in the body. In conclusion, less stress means more memory, both short and long term.
- Slow down aging
The Asanas, together with breathing and meditation techniques, allow you to maintain a healthier, more elastic and resistant body over the years.
- Increase flexibility and balance
People often focus on the benefits of yoga for the mind, but too often they underestimate those for the body. Having a flexible and strong body means having a more vigorous and resistant musculature, which is useful for preventing injuries. When it comes to flexibility, however, we also refer to the metaphorical aspect. In fact, yoga helps us to be more flexible towards ourselves and towards others. Yoga makes us feel more balanced because mental elasticity derives from body elasticity.
- Improve posture
Asanas postures, which importance we have emphasized several times in this article, help keep the spine healthy, tone muscles and improve body elasticity. This also allows you to gradually correct common postural defects.
- Promotes blood circulation
Yoga is good for the heart. In fact, it helps the cardio-circulatory system by lowering blood pressure and slowing heartbeats. At the same time, it promotes blood circulation and improves the fluidity and efficiency of the cardio-circulatory system.
Where to practice yoga in Sardinia?
Palazzo Doglio, the luxury hotel in the heart of the city of Cagliari, host Doglio Club. This is one of the most exclusive private clubs in Italy, where you can live moments of relaxation and try the practice of yoga to restore psychophysical balance.
In an elegant and reserved environment, ideal for finding peace, serenity and harmony, Doglio Club uses the Mindfulness approach and consider the balance between mind and body as the focus of each service. In addition, the architecture of the wellness area, divided into the SPA and the Fitness Room, with its natural materials, is designed to ensure privacy, silence and environmental sustainability.
At the Doglio Club you can choose which one of the following services best meets your needs:
- Yoga one to one;
- Yoga courses (class activities, minimum of 5 participants);
- Yoga subscription for 8 lessons (valid for 1 month).
All the services of the Doglio Club must be booked in advance, by calling (+39) 070 6464156 or by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to discover the benefits of yoga and live a holiday full of charm and elegance? Book a stay at Palazzo Doglio in Cagliari.