Surprising benefits of Yoga
As Yogis are we are well aware of the benefits of regular yoga and not just theoretically but from our own experience. It can’t but help though when this is verified by Time magazine.
Yoga helps brain health has some relevant and interesting findings. New Research published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice suggests that people with Bipolar Disorder are better able to manage their condition if the practice yoga.
According to The University of Illinois a twenty minute bout of yoga improves brain function immediately afterwards. “It appears that following yoga practice, the participants were better able to focus their mental resources, process information quickly, more accurately and also learn, hold and update pieces of information more effectively than after performing an aerobic exercise bout,” says Neha Gothe, who led the study.
Living in the Moment
Increase happiness by living in the moment through your yoga practice. As Rolf Gates says in Meditations from the Mat, “Bring your all to your mat: all your anger, all your joy, all your sadness and see where it goes. Let it transform you and open you up … knowing it will always be there, knowing it is an adventure waiting for you to explore.” This quote and more useful mindful yoga suggestions can be found at Life.gaiam
According to a Norwegian Study a comprehensive yoga program boosts immunity at a cellular level “data suggest that yoga and related practices result in rapid gene expression alterations which may be the basis for their longer term cell biological and higher level health effects.”
An Indian Study shows the effectiveness of yoga therapy in the treatment of migraines. Three months of yoga and sufferers had fewer migraines and less intense ones.
Boost Sexual Performance
12 weeks of yoga and you have improved sexual arousal, performance, confidence, orgasm and satisfaction whether you’re a man or a woman. Results from a Study on men, showed that “after the completion of yoga sessions, the sexual functions scores were significantly improved (P<0.0001). The improvement occurred in scores of all the domains of sexual functions as studied by MSQ (desire, intercourse satisfaction, performance, confidence, partner synchronization, erection, ejaculatory control, orgasm).” On women ” It was found that after the completion of yoga sessions; the sexual functions scores were significantly improved (P < 0.0001). The improvement occurred in all six domains of FSFI (i.e., desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain). The improvement was more in older women (age > 45 years) compared with younger women (age < 45 years). ”
According to a Harvard Study in the treatment of chronic insomnia, 8 weeks of daily yoga made a huge difference to the sleep quality of insomniacs.