Yoga an all-encompassing fitness regime for the mind and body

Ardha Matsyendrasana.
Yoga can have a calming restorative effect on the mind and body. Representative image: IANS

New Delhi: Yoga can play a big role in restoring health, and bringing you numerous physical, mental and spiritual benefits. Yoga is a one size fits all solution to stress, and when combined with a sensible diet it can help in balancing out your blood pressure levels.

Yoga can have a calming restorative effect on the mind, and body. Yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation are particularly useful to control your stress levels naturally. This can help prevent lifestyle diseases such as blood pressure. Holistic practises such as yoga can drastically improve the quality of your life.

Yoga improves the functioning of your organs, strengthens your immunity, uplifts your mood and brings a plethora of additional benefits. To support a healthy lifestyle, you can adopt a healthy diet, cut down on your salt intake, and get quality sleep in order to feel refreshed and energetic each morning, says yoga expert Grand Master Akhsar.

In a fast-paced and results-driven world such as ours, success is measured not by health, but wealth. And this has become one of the biggest reasons why lifestyle disorders such as hypertension, hypotension, diabetes, etc. are rampant. With a severe imbalance in work-life routines, people are leading desk-bound sedentary lives.

Hypertension is caused by stress, excess alcohol consumption, excess weight and excess salt/sugar within the diet and dehydration etc. High blood pressure can lead to life-threatening conditions like heart attacks, strokes, renal disorder and vascular dementia.

Along with early detection for prevention, regular exercise through asanas, pranayama and meditation can put you on the path to holistic well-being. Ensure to consult with your medical physician before you start yoga.

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