The description of Movement of Yoga
Yoga, which has been known since 5,000 years ago, has become history in the spiritual philosophy in India. The main purpose of yoga is actually far from the sport. It is 'releasing' the spiritual and mental strength of a person. However, yoga is now very popular as a sport that can fight stress and anxiety problems that often hit modern society.
Apart from the spiritual aspect in it, the psychological health aspect becomes the main reason someone does yoga. Even yoga is considered to have many benefits from the scientific and scientific side. Let's understand why yoga is the best sport we can do. Here's the review.
1. Reduce stress hormones
When your body is in a stressful situation, the body releases a hormone called cortisol, which makes you feel as if you are aware that you are in a critical situation. Unfortunately, this hormone can interfere with body function in the long run. With yoga, stress levels can be reduced, resulting in reduced cortisol production and make the soul more calm.
2. Releasing antioxidant enzymes
Bad things that originate outside our bodies such as pollution and unhealthy foods, make our bodies form free radicals that are the root of many dangerous diseases such as cancer. To counter this, the human body actually has an internal defense system of antioxidant enzymes. Apparently, the levels of antioxidant enzymes present in the body can be increased with the help of yoga. Of course if you routinely do yoga, the disease also will not infect you in the long run.
3. Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system
Yoga can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is crucial to calm and restore post-stress mental balance. When the parasympathetic nervous system 'lights up', blood flow will lead to the endocrine glands, digestive organs and various other organs. In addition, the heart rate will be more 'calm' and blood pressure is reduced.
4. Increase the body's immune
Yoga is known to reduce the amount of cortisol. Too much cortisol can reduce the effectiveness of the body's immune system in maintaining the system in the body. Yoga is able to control cortisol levels certainly can increase the body's immune system that can prevent you from various diseases.
5. Curing addiction
Various 'opium' ranging from good food to harmful substances, has a way of working with the release of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine can be obtained naturally just by doing yoga. So if you have trouble with various opiates, doing yoga can help you to escape from the trap of opium.
6. Yoga can sharpen memory
Scientists performing brain scans using MRI, found that people who do yoga, have a lot of gray matter in their brains rather than those who do not do yoga. Gray matter itself serves as a processing or analysis center for information. By doing more yoga, the area can be more widespread and potentially sharpen memory.
7. Yoga helps us not to look back in time
Many testimonies from yoga activists, that yoga makes us focus on the present and the future. This is because of the many benefits that the body makes when yoga makes one aware of their negative thoughts in the past, and the more conscious it is to throw them away. This is to keep the positive situation built when yoga.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, yoga also includes sports with low to moderate intensity. This makes yoga the right choice for almost all layers of the population, including pregnant women and people at risk for high intensity exercise such as people with hypertension or heart disease. Given the many benefits that can be gained through yoga, it will not hurt you to be interested in starting this sport immediately.