5 Reasons to Do Yoga

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Steph Sybliss

Founder & Owner of: Thoughts from a Black Girl’s Diary

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Family & Life and Health & Fitness Writer

You have your Kundalini, Ashtanga or even my personal favourite, Bikram or Hot Yoga. There are hundreds of different types of yoga out there, all of them are designed to do everything from aligning your chakras, to creating a more relaxed and chilled out person in all of us.

Here are five fabulous reasons to do yoga

1. It helps to keep you limber in the gym.

If you’re a gym bunny you may find that overtraining can cause your muscles to become tired and extremely stiff when performing repetitive moves all the time. If you sprinkle in a yoga session once or twice a week, it helps to loosen up your joints allowing them to become more flexible again.

2. Your hair and skin will benefit from regular practice.

When I first started doing Bikram (Hot) Yoga, I thought that my hair would suffer from the constant sweating. Far from it!

Yoga has made my hair grow and my skin glow!

Remember to slip on a scarf before each session. It will stop your hair from getting too sweaty and in the way when you’re trying to do a posture.

3. Regular practice will enhance your bedtime sleep.

According to Dr Michael J. Breus, PHD, a Clinical Psychologist and writer of Psychology Today, regular yoga practice can help with insomnia.

He quotes, “Studies indicate yoga can help improve sleep among people with chronic insomnia.”

So if you can’t sleep, try learning the child’s pose in yoga or other relaxing moves and you’ll soon be sleeping like a baby.

4. It can lift your mood and help alleviate symptoms of depression.

I know that when I’m feeling tense and a bit down, I benefit immensely from a session of yoga. Within a few minutes of practising, I can feel my mood lifting and an instant feeling of euphoria.

This is because yoga can increase your serotonin levels, the stuff that affects your mood and brain function.  I know it certainly fires up my serotonin and brings back the good vibes in my life! Check out the website healthline.com for the ‘science bit’ on how Yoga can help to combat depression.

5. Yoga can tone and strengthen muscles in a similar way to weight training with less impact on your joints.

The Triangle Pose and Plank Pose are two of my favourite postures for toning your abs and strengthening your core.

With regular practice of yoga, I’ve seen my body tone up in a gentler way than, pumping iron all the time. Many types of yoga postures are designed to tone and shape up your body, depending on which one you choose to do.

When you do hot yoga you’ll find your limbs will become supple and your joints are much more likely to stretch naturally.

So now you know, find a cosy space or studio and do some yoga now!

Article Credits: Steph Sybliss

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

(For Beauty,Food, Fitness Bloggers & More)
  1. fitvize 3 years ago

    Surprised by the hair effect ;))) Good to know!

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      sjs883 3 years ago

      Yeah. Apparently it’s something to do with the sweat drawing out the toxins & leaving a sheen to the hair. (Well it did for my hair!) ?

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  3. KattsHealthJourney 3 years ago

    Any recommended yoga youtubers or websites that tell me what to do? I want to start practicing yoga but I do not have the money to pay for classes. Thank you for any help!

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  6. Bhanupriya 3 years ago

    Reblogged this on Livitbig.com and commented:
    I love doing Yoga as it rejuvenates us from within and make us strong from the inside also. Let’s read this post on Yoga.

  7. Yeah I take yoga everyday and really enjoyed

  8. Nicole 3 years ago

    I’ve just started a daily yoga practice and over the last month I’ve seen my hip pain evaporate along with a ton of anxiety! Plus my skin looks awesome and my arms are toned.

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  10. Kellybeefit 3 years ago

    I’m desperate to get into yoga but there aren’t really any classes nearby that I can get to. Would love some recommendations of blogs, YouTube videos or apps. Great post 🙂

  11. Sara 3 years ago

    I do a home yoga practice with guidance from “yoga with adriene” on youtube. I love how it makes me feel, inside and out!

  12. Kia Jade 3 years ago

    Yoga is the best! I’m currently torn between Bikram (hot yoga) and just regular Hatha or warm yoga. I love both but i don’t know where I need to focus the most to advance my practice. It sounds like you’re a big fan of Bikram – the benefits are amazing!

  13. thesilence2017 3 years ago

    Thanks, good reasons to do it. 🙂

  14. awellbalancedlifesite 3 years ago

    I love doing yoga when I have a busy day. It really helps me collect myself and get centered.

  15. feedinghangrymonsters 3 years ago

    I started doing yoga 6 months ago and can’t imagine life without yoga! I have 3 kids and yoga is a great way to destress so I can deal with them more patiently. It’s also helped immensely with losing my after kid belly. And I so agree on it making your skin glow! I’ve never had great skin and I noticed after a few months of yoga that my skin was clearer and had a glow to it. Wow! Love yoga, I should go do some now!

  16. myspiritualvibes 3 years ago

    Completely agree! Yoga every damn day I say 🙂

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  18. Courtney Livingston 3 years ago

    I never knew Yoga would benefit my skin and hair! I need to be doing this more!

  19. I’m quite new to a consistent yoga practice, I’m really looking forward to these benefits!

  20. Love this as motivation! Really want to try Kundalini yoga, anyone ever had any experience with it? Any advice?

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  23. Happy Healing 3 years ago

    Love this! I love yoga and did it about 3x a week until I broke my foot 🙁 I hope to heal quickly to start practicing again!

  24. disletti 3 years ago

    Fantastic ideas. I love to do yoga, even though I can only do a limited amount due to chronic back pain. I do notice the pain lessening as I continue stretching and doing the yoga. Wonderful article, thank you ?

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