The psychological and cognitive benefits of yoga

November 13, 2014

When we talk about yoga we usually refer to its physiological and spiritual benefits and hardly mention how much it favors our psychology and certain cognitive aspects. Yoga is a great way to exercise the body and mind, an effective way to develop greater self-awareness, acceptance, and the ability to be present in the moment, as well as playing a key role in fighting stress . Yoga is a form of exercise that can be started at any age – it is excellent in the learning stage – and can be practiced by healthy people, people with illnesses, athletes and athletes… and can be practiced throughout life. It can also be a strategy to grow and age successfully and maintain a strong body and mind, flexibility, balance, and the functions of the organs, including the brain, all abilities that we lose as we celebrate birthdays.
The path of yoga has much to offer, whatever the search of those who walk it. But what are those psychological and cognitive benefits specifically? Cognitive benefits
  • Improves concentration
  • Improve learning efficiency
  • Improve memory capacity
  • Promotes more precise focus
  • Increases mental clarity
  • Increases the ability to be present
Psychological benefits
  • Reduces sleepiness and sleep disturbances
  • Reduces anxiety and its negative effects
  • contains depression
  • Increases the feeling of well-being
  • Generates positive changes in the locus (place) of control
  • Improves the ability to face overwhelming situations or that put us to the test
  • Reduces the effects of traumatic experiences
  • Promotes positive thinking
a yoga practice meditative and mindful calms the mind and makes it sharper, leading to emotional and mental stability and strength. Yoga works in an integral way in our body, it is a brain training through physical exercise and breathing. We sincerely wish you all these regenerating psychological and cognitive benefits. Satnam.

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