The benefits and effects of yoga on a woman’s body

  1. Strengthening the immune system.

During yoga, special attention is paid to proper breathing. When performing asanas and during breathing exercises, you need slowly and rhythmically breathe through the nose, with the involvement of the abdomen and diaphragm.

This breathing method allows you to:

  • effectively cleanse your lungs from toxins;
  • saturate blood with oxygen;
  • improve blood flow in the vessels.

The most useful for immunity are the inclinations to the legs (Uttanasana and Padahastasana), Setu bandhasana (bridge pose), Matsiasana (fish pose), Halasana (plow pose).

  1. Normalization of hormonal levels.

Women are hostages of their hormones. Excessive or insufficient production of one of these can cause malfunctioning of the whole body. Performing certain yoga asana activates the hormonal system: adrenal glands, ovaries and thyroid gland. It balances hormone production and improves the woman’s health.

With the help of yoga, you can normalize hormone levels and help the body cope with such problems:

  • infertility;
  • premenstrual syndrome;
  • irregular cycle;
  • painful sensations during menstruation;
  • ovarian dysfunction.
  1. Improving posture.

With incorrect posture, the woman’s appearance suffers: the chest loses its shape, the abdomen protrudes, and the gait disturbed. Slouching also has negative health effects:

  • back and neck pain;
  • hernia and protrusion of the spine;
  • compression of internal organs;
  • circulatory disorders.

Asana help to strengthen the muscles of the back and cut spinal deformities. They help to improve the nutrition of the spinal tissues, which prevents the development of osteochondritis and the appearance of intervertebral hernias.

  1. Anti-aging effect.

Regular systematic exercises will help women get rid of both external manifestations of old age (wrinkles and gray hair) and internal (reduced efficiency, joint and back pain).

  1. Development of body flexibility.

Yoga classes increase the elasticity of ligaments and tendons, and allow you to achieve gracefulness and smoothness of movement. The effect will be noticeable not only during training, but also in everyday life.

  1. Weight loss.

Yoga classes help to improve the functioning of the digestive system and metabolism. Good for weight loss are:

  • inclinations to the legs (Pashchimottanasana);
  • traction (Uttanasana, Parshvottanasana, Balasana);
  • twists (Ardha Matsyendrasana, Parivritta Utkatasana);
  • inverted postures (Sarvangasana, Shirshasana).
  1. Helps cope with stress.

When a person experiences stress, cortisol production in the body increases. During some asanas and during meditation, the level of this hormone decreases. Thus, regular practice helps to cope with stress, prevent nervous disorders, insomnia.

  1. Preparing the body for childbirth.

Yoga classes will help you to prepare the body for childbirth, ease the course of pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period.

Yoga for pregnant women will help:

  • relieve back pain;
  • reduce the manifestations of toxicosis;
  • relieves swelling, feeling of heaviness in the legs;
  • lowers blood sugar;
  • reduces the formation of stretch marks on the skin.