Yoga, a modern practice that rooted in Indian texts and traditions over 5000 years, gaining popularity internationally. Some of our Indian ancestors like Sri Aurobinda, Swami vivekananda who carried the yoga scriptures such as bhagvad gita and Upanishad to west. Yoga has been massively popular around the world in the past few years. Research says, there are 300 million yoga practitioners worldwide. There are numerous reasons of yoga gaining popularity in global stage, considering the benefits of Yoga.
- Enhance the quality of life
Practicing yoga, compared to other exercises like walking and gymming significantly improves the quality of life you lead as yoga is not an exercise. Patients are undergoing cancer treatment; chemotherapy can experience the change by practicing yoga as it reduces cancer symptoms like nausea and vomiting as well as mood swing and fatigue.
- Can help in improving heart health
Studies show, effects of a lifestyle change which includes one year of yoga in it, reduces cholesterol by 23%, the progression of heart disease is decreased by 47% of patients
- Improves flexibility
Practicing yoga for 15-30 minutes daily can improve flexibility and balance. A recent study shows, how has yoga impacted the older adults improving their mobility and flexibility.
- Yoga is stress relieving
Individuals distressed physically and emotionally, significantly get benefited resulting lower levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Yoga is a powerful medication for mental health
5.Many diverse forms and styles
Research suggests, in 2004-11 many diverse forms and styles been introduced worldwide as the beauty of yoga lies in its tendency to take different forms. Among various forms of yoga, Sahaj yoga(for Samadhi), Moksha yoga (for pregnant women), kriya yoga(yoga with physical exercises) are very popular.
- Relief from chronic pain
World over, hurried and reckless lifestyle leads to chronic diseases such as diabetes, back pain, arthritis, etc. people incorporating yoga in their daily routine getting relief from chronic pain
- Yoga is the logical solution to fitness
Yoga is considered as logical because it is easier, more convenient. People are turning to this discipline to raise the quality of lifestyle they lead in India. It is expected that the practitioners of yoga in Rishikesh India 2019 will be massive studying the previous rate.
- Helps in curing the sleeping disorder
Lack of sleep leads to obesity, high blood pressure, and disorders. People who have insomnia and other sleeping disorders are advised to practice yoga as medication rather than taking pills. As yoga promote the melatonin hormone, which regulates sleep.
- Fights depression and anxiety
Study shows, practicing yoga can decrease the level of cortisol hormone, the stress hormone responsible for depression and anxiety. Sudarshan Kriya, yoga emphasizes on rhythmic breathing practiced by alcohol-dependent individuals’ results in lower level of cortisol in the body
- Stronger immune system
Meditation has the strongest effect on immune systems, which scientifically proven. Asanas and pranayama also have a beneficial effect on the functioning of the immune system.
These are a few vital reasons among some causes why is yoga becoming so popular within and outside of India making life happier and healthier.