Vinyasa yoga is one of the most sought after yoga practice around the world as it is dynamic and also emphasizes proper breathing techniques throughout the practice. Vinyasa means “breathing synchronized with the movements” and also known as Vinyasa flow because all the poses flow into each other in a fluid manner and coordinated with proper breathing. This exercise helps in healing up your body and mind simultaneously.
Here are some major benefits of this popular yoga approach:
Build lean muscle mass
This exercise is equivalent to strength training workouts, but in a less injurious way. The different pose of this exercise like standing stretch, backbends, inversions and arm balances, employs the body resistance in order to tone up the muscles. It affects all muscle groups equally which helps in building strong and lean muscle mass.
The sedentary lifestyle can make the body rigid and stiff at various places like back, knees, neck, shoulders, etc. and any movement of these parts causes pain and uncomforting sensation. The dynamic movements of Vinyasa Yoga help in stretching and elongating the muscles. These transitions help in making the muscles stronger and flexible. Other yogic poses which requires stretching for longer duration can be difficult to perform, but the constant flow of sequences along with proper breathing provides enough oxygen which do not let the muscles tire easily. This practice also reduces the stress on the joints, tendons and ligaments which helps in avoiding any chances of muscle pull and tears.
Improves mental health
Stress is very prominent in modern lifestyle and it is also the cause of many mental and physical disorders. Vinyasa yoga deals with the stress and improves mental health by affecting the body and mind in various ways like physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The breathing techniques used in this approach make you focused and thus clear the mental fog of unwanted or cluttered thoughts. The well coordinated breathing pattern affects the central nervous system (brain) and peripheral nervous system (spinal cord) and improves their efficiency. It makes you centered, focus and improve intelligence.
Detoxify the body
Vinyasa yoga requires you to focus on your breathing for 60 to 90 minutes along with the fluid movements. This breathing method which is originally termed as “Ujjayi Pranayama”, calm down your mind and Kapalbhati clean up and energizes the mind and body. The following sequences make you sweat and helps in removing the toxins from the body. It also helps in blood and oxygen circulation around the body which nourishes your skin and slows down the aging effects.
Enhance Physiological efficiency
This approach involves body movements along with breathing therefore it affects various body functions at the same time such as:
- Normalize the blood pressure by improving the circulation.
- Regular practice slows down your pulse rate, which means that your heart is strong enough to pump more blood with fewer beats.
- Decreases the respiratory rate, which indicates that the respiratory system is working efficiently.
- The improved health of heart and lungs leads to higher cardiovascular endurance.
- This practice massages the internal organs and enhances their functionality.
- Efficient absorption of nutrients by the body resulted in enhanced immunity.
- The increased flexibility removes the pain in the joints and muscles while increasing the pain tolerance limit of the body.
- Boost up the metabolism, which makes you fit and maintain a healthy body mass index.
- Nourishes your skin and hair with improved blood circulation and thus makes you naturally beautiful.
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