postie/ June 17, 2017/ Yoga/ 0 comments

Singapore is a great city to live in. You will find almost everything you need here. Businesses are in a boom, and tourists flock the city whatever time of the year. However, being a busy city has its drawbacks. Your lifestyle may be stuck on perpetually rushing from one point to the next. But if you want to be able to de-stress, you can still do so without leaving the city, and that is by getting yoga classes.

Aside from keeping you fit and making you more flexible, yoga has a lot of other health benefits that are otherwise overlooked. Here are the top five reasons why yoga can help improve the life of busy and stressed people:

  1. Reduces the stiffness in your back and shoulders – The stretches and exercises practiced in yoga can prove to be therapeutic for those with stiff back and shoulders for sitting in front of the computer for long periods.
  2. Reduces migraines and headaches – Most headaches and migraines are caused by lack of blood flow towards the brain. Yoga helps increase blood flow, reducing the incidence of headaches.
  3. Makes you happier – A study showed that consistent practice of yoga helps increase the serotonin levels in the blood. Serotonin is the hormone responsible for maintaining emotional balance. Low levels of serotonin can lead to depression. If you practice yoga, you can have a more positive outlook on life.
  4. Improves your focus – Faced with too many responsibilities and a hundred deadlines, one may lose focus on priorities, and end up not achieving anything in the end. Research shows that those who attend yoga classes perform better, focus more, have improved memory and even get higher IQ scores.
  5. Reduces digestive issues – Like many other physical exercises, yoga helps ease constipation. The movements enable quicker food and waste products transport through the bowels.

Your work and life balance can significantly improve with the help of yoga classes. Traveling to other places to relax and relieve stress can help you, but only temporarily. With yoga, the positive effects on you are continuous and long-term.

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