5 Unexpected Benefits of Yoga

Written by:PaulJune 22, 2022

Yoga is good for you. 

Like, really, really good for you.

Must of us know that Yoga helps improve your overall strength and flexibility, but its benefits extend far beyond that.

Recent research has suggested that there are many unexpected, lesser-known benefits to yoga. 

At Florensi, we’re passionate about yoga, so we’re not surprised! 

Read on to discover 5 unexpected benefits of doing yoga!

It’s normal to struggle with depression and anxiety, especially in the modern world.

Fortunately, recent research has suggested that yoga helps boost serotonin. A lack of serotonin is one of the key causes of depression and other mood disorders. 

Next time you’re not feeling so great mentally, try going through some of your favorite yoga poses. You just might start feeling better!

It’s not just your arms, legs, and core muscles that get stronger from the continued practice of yoga. 

The regular practice of yoga has been shown to lower blood pressure, leading to a healthier heart rate. It also positively affects your cholesterol and blood glucose levels. 

Another study found that doing yoga twice a week reduced the chance of serious complications in those afflicted with atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heartbeat.

It’s clear that yoga is a heart-healthy way to take care of your ticker!

It might seem obvious that getting in better shape can improve your self-image, but research suggests that with yoga, the benefits may go even further.

This is because yoga doesn’t simply focus on improving your physical body. It also develops your sense of gratitude. Learning to be appreciative of who you truly are is amazing for mental health and your own perception of yourself. 

By dispensing with negative self-talk and embracing the journey of yoga, you’ll find new and enriching ways to love yourself.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, can you? The assumption that our cognitive abilities decline as we age has long been ingrained in our society, but new research suggests that this simply isn’t true. 

Taking on new challenges as we age can improve our brain’s neuroplasticity. Yoga is particularly challenging, for both your body and mind, which makes it ideally suited to maintaining brain health as you age. 

These benefits apply to both experienced yogis and newcomers alike. It’s never too late to start reaping the benefits of yoga, even later in life!

About Florensi

No matter where you are in your yoga and meditation journey, Florensi is with you. 

We’re passionate about yoga and meditation because we understand the crucial role that they play in your health and well-being. 

That’s why we created a wide offering of beautiful, simple, products to make meditation and yoga even better.

Increase your flexibility and nail challenging poses with our Yoga Wheel Set, or add supported serenity to your routine with our silky Yoga Bolster

Enhance your meditation comfort with one of our Zafu or Zabuton Pillows, or add elevated support to your sanctuary with our collapsible Yoga Bench


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