We have all heard how beneficial yoga is for your body and spirit. But, we bet you didn’t know about these 5 hidden benefits of yoga! Spoiler alert, hidden benefit number 3 may encourage you to try yoga sooner rather than later! Keep reading to explore what they are:
Hidden Benefit #1: Yoga Can Help Conquer Cravings
When you practice yoga you train yourself to breathe, improve mindfulness, reduce and manage stress. Cravings can be a stress response. When you learn to manage your stress through yoga, you are more likely to conquer cravings better than those who do not practice yoga.
Hidden Benefit #2: Yoga Can BOOST Your Immunity
Who doesn’t need more immunity boosters? Especially during these times! According to a study done by the University of Oslo, your genes begin to change within 2 hours of practicing yoga. In fact, yoga can stimulate 111 genes that help to regulate your immune system. Other low-impact or relaxing activities like walking or listening to music only impacts 38 genes.
Hidden Benefit #3: Yoga May Improve Things In The Bedroom
According to one study, women who practiced yoga for 12 weeks noticed increased desire, arousal, and satisfaction.
Hidden Benefit #4: Yoga Can Make Migraines Less Frequent
One study suggests practicing yoga for 3 months can lead to fewer, less frequent, and less painful headaches.
Hidden Benefit #5: Yoga Can Help You Sleep Better
A Harvard study showed that those who practiced yoga daily for eight weeks experienced fewer insomnia episodes and experienced an improved quality of sleep.
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