9 amazing benefits of power yoga for the mind and body


Mysteriously missing from most columns giving away health tips for men is the concept of power yoga. In rage all over the world and still increasing in popularity every-day, power yoga has several benefits. Read on to find out how inculcating this concept into your daily routine can drastically improve the health of both your body and mind:

1. Improved Stamina :

While regular yoga is focused around the holding of different postures, power yoga involves itself with the swift and perfect transitional movement between the different yoga poses. Thus, it results in a much improved cardio output and has almost magical effects on your general stamina.

 

Courtesy: Men's Journal
Courtesy: Men’s Journal

 

2. Boosted immune system :

Yoga in itself is one of the best stress management techniques, drastically reducing stress hormones in your body. Since, these stress hormones are extremely harmful to the immune system, reduction of the same restores the body’s natural booming immune system.

 

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Courtesy: Men’s Journal

 

3. Improved sleep :

A session of intensive power yoga works and stretches almost every part of your body. This leads to better blood flow and causes a relaxing effect. At the same time, power yoga makes you focus on your breathing and relaxes the mind. Put together it gives you a much improved quality of sleep.

 

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Courtesy: Men’s Journal

 

4. Improved posture :

Power yoga pays a lot of focus on achieving its different positions perfectly. It thus makes you stay aware of your body positions and keeps you aware of what posture you take in general. Additionally, power yoga positions are designed to tune your body into that perfect posture that you aspire to keep.

 

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5. Improved focus :

Once you try out the complicated positions proposed by yoga, you will realise that achieving them perfectly requires a great deal of constant focus. And just as a muscle, focus builds itself the more you practise it. Thus, a regular power yoga routine enhances focus exponentially.

 

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Courtesy: Man Flow Yoga

 

6. Detoxed body :

Stretching improves the blood circulation which in return detoxifies your body. Regular power yoga thus keeps your body toxins count low and manages to enhance effectively the freshness of your body.

 

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7. Stronger Muscles :

A lot of Yoga positions require you to lift your body weight and hold it in complicated manners. This works to build stronger muscles in pretty much the same way as body weight exercises. Some of the more strenuous positions are extremely effective in building up your muscles.

 

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Courtesy: Stocksy United

 

8. Happier Mood :

Exercise in any form is a mood enhancer. With power yoga, it is doubly so. The practise does not just limit itself to the few hours you dedicate on its positions. It spills out throughout your life. Soon after accepting this practise you fill find yourself simply to be happier in life.

 

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9. Lower blood pressure :

Stress is a major factor in high blood pressure which in turn causes a lot of major diseases. Power yoga as mentioned before is one of the best things to do if you find yourself having a regular stress problem or have high blood pressure.

 

Courtesy: Men's Journal
Courtesy: Men’s Journal