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Reasons to Start Yoga in Your 40s | Yoga Benefits in 40s

Mar 14, 2019

We all know that Yoga is a practice that combats aging, helps to maintain Youth for a long time, and also improves the functioning of all body organs. The studies show that Yoga (yoga benefits) is an excellent exercise to tone your body and mind. It's a total mind-body workout that makes you physically, mentally, and emotionally strong.

Aging is a natural process but you can’t neglect your self-care and Yoga will be the best option for you to start even if you are in your 40s. Regular practice of yoga asanas (yoga routine) gives you an opportunity to have a good, healthy body to restore energy and enthusiasm. Today we will share 8 reasons why you should start yoga at your 40s.

 

For Healthy Heart

If you want to live a happy and healthy life, your heart should be strong and healthy. Our lifestyle is so unhealthy that we can not maintain good health. By doing yoga, miracles can happen.

Studies prove that yoga improves the functioning of the heart and enhances blood circulation. If you include pranayama then it lowers hypertension and maintains blood pressure and heart palpitation. It reduces the chances of heart attack, control cholesterol, and heart-related diseases.

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Benefits the Brain

Yoga enhances the strength of the brain. Regular practice increases the level of oxygen flow to the brain which ultimately increases the strength.

Yoga along with meditation boosts memory and enhances the concentration of mind and mechanism of the brain. By practicing different yoga asanas you can reduce stress, depression, insomnia, anxiety, and increase the positive hormones to your mind. It will make the body-mind connection strong. You will be able to control your emotions, anger, frustration, irritation, and all other negative thoughts by exercising regularly.

By strengthening your brain you control all the “chakras” of your body and enlighten your life with peace and harmony.

Yoga Increase Your Strength

Yoga is a multipurpose practice. It does not only strengthen internal organs but also improves the outer body parts like bones, joints, skin, and muscles.

By doing yoga you can enhance your immunity and core strength. It promotes good body posture and balance. Yoga asanas will help in synchronizing good body movements and alignments. Each yoga posture targets a particular group of muscles that tone muscles also reduce stress (yoga to relieve stress) on joints and make them healthy and moveable.

Yoga Enhances Flexibility

Yoga asanas not only rejuvenate muscle tissues and strengthen ligaments but increase the flexibility of muscles and joints.

Stretching muscles during different yoga pose release lactic acid from the muscle tissues and experience remarkable changes in all body parts. It repairs and heals your skin, make it radiant and beautiful. It reduces the stiffness of the body, reduces backache, knee pain (Yoga for knee pain ), or joint pain.

Yoga Brings Balance

Yoga means physical and mental stability. It maintains the balance of the body, mind, and soul and gives good body posture.

Being able to remain steady while doing yoga poses can improve your focus, it relieves stress and gives you the strength to deal with any situation. It improves coordination, strength, and attention and body alignment. 

The consistent effort brings self-confidence and self-esteem. Yoga asanas like Vrksasana, Tadasana gives strength to your legs, joints, and maintain good body posture. It increases your energy and control your emotions and make your mind focused and positive.
 

Yoga Helps to Maintain Body Weight

If you are aiming to weight loss and thinking how yoga fits into your program then there are a number of yoga asanas that help you to maintain body weight.

According to research by the American Council on exercise, a person burns about 3-6 calories during yoga sessions. The number of calories burned to depend upon the style of yoga you choose. It depends on you whether you go for gentle yogasanas like yin yoga, hatha yoga or the rigorous one like hot yoga and power yoga.

Medical research proved that persons who regularly practised yoga(approximately 4 years) have lower chances of weight gain while those who didn’t practice yoga.

The right exercise, discipline in your food habits, and lifestyle will definitely actualize your aim.

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Yoga Enhances Immunity

Can yoga boost your immune system?

Yes, by doing the regular practice of 30 to 90 minutes daily, yoga reduces pro-inflammatory marks by reducing a protein called Cytokine and increase the anti-inflammatory impact on the body.

Yoga strengthens our body’s function and de-stress our psychological strain that ultimately enhances the immune system of the body. By including meditation and Pranayama, the respiratory system get to improve and the mechanical functioning of body organs increases.

It protects us by various viruses and strengthens the Nervous system that builds immunity to resist various diseases.
 

Yoga Prevents from Injuries

If you invest your time in yoga, it will give dynamic returns. It builds not only strength and flexibility but also protects you from injuries in your 40s.

Regular practice of yoga improves your health; strengthen your muscles, spine, joints, and bones. It improves the ligaments and tendons and makes your body more elastic. Yoga poses to improve agility and body posture. Daily workout brings overall fitness and protects your body from injury.

Making Yoga a habit will make you active and fit. Begin Yoga as early as possible and enjoy aging gracefully and improved quality of life.

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