If you are looking for a healthy and natural way to stay active mentally as well as physically then nothing beats the power of yoga. Yoga; yes, Yoga gets your blood flowing to your body and your brain. The relaxation exercises that you practice when you get into the habit of doing yoga every single day you indirectly promotes blood circulation as well. Blood circulation is normally increased in the hands and feet when you are doing basic yoga postures but in the most advanced techniques you twist and turn your head and body that way you are increasing blood flow to all other parts of your body too. Some postures require you to turn your body upside down that way the head comes on the bottom and blood from all over the body flows to the brain. This considerably improves your overall brain health and has shown marked improvement in patients with TIA. Postures that involve twisting are believed to compress out intravenous blood from all the internal organs and allow oxygenated blood to flow back in when you release the twist.
Not just this yoga is also great for your heart health because there are some postures which promote blood flow from legs and pelvis to the heart. These poses are normally known as inverted poses, such as Headstand, Handstand, and Shoulder stand and they encourage flow of venous blood from the legs and pelvis to flow back to the heart, where it can be pumped to the lungs to be freshly oxygenated. This can considerably improve the swelling in your legs that might arise due to kidney or heart related problems. Yoga also significantly boosts the levels of hemoglobin and red blood cells so people suffering from low levels of any of these should try doing yoga every day. Red blood cells and hemoglobin carry oxygen to the issues making them suppler and giving you an overall feeling of well-being. Regularly incorporating yoga into your daily routine has endless benefits for the body because it also thins the blood by making platelets less tacky and it also cuts the levels of proteins that generally increase the clot formation in the body. This results in an overall decrease in heart attacks and strokes and enhances the life span of an individual because clotting normally is the main cause of death in stroke victims and patients with heart related issues.
So, what are you waiting for? Start learning yoga today for a healthier you!
By : Natural Health News