5 Reasons to Do Yoga (2 min read)

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)

38 thoughts on “5 Reasons to Do Yoga (2 min read)”

  1. 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!


  2. 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!


  3. 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 🙂


  4. 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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  6. 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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