Looking After You: How Does Yoga Improve Your Mental Well-Being?

“How does Yoga improve your mental well-being?” 

Let’s talk Yoga. We know that Yoga has huge benefits on the body but what about the mind and your mental health?

Do you always seem stressed and tense? Do you feel as if you’re carrying the entire world on your shoulders? Yoga can really help with your all round mental well-being. According to the British Psychological Society, yoga involves concentration on the breath and body, which makes it a great way to soothe a person’s mind and release any worries or stress. By helping discharge tension and stress, yoga poses (known as Asana) and breathing (pranayama) exercises can keep a person feeling much more free from such negative thoughts. Research has shown that yoga has the ability to lower blood pressure and heart rate as well as improve respiration, yoga provides you with the means to deal with and resolve anxiety and depression.

The relaxation part of Yoga known as Savasana is at the very end and allows your body to absorb the movement you have created but is also known as a great way to calm the mind, reduce stress and fatigue, lower blood pressure, relieve headache pain, and improve sleep.

So with such a busy lifestyle that we all seem to have Yoga gives you the chance to improve your strength, mobility but also to release tension and stress in the mind. There is a reason it has been around for so many years, and that’s because it has such powerful effects on everyone that practices.