These are the benefits of practicing Ashtanga yoga

These are the benefits of practicing Ashtanga yoga

Of all yoga forms, Ashtanga has a reputation for being one of the most athletic. Learn all the benefits this practice has for your mind and body!

Ashtanga yoga is defined as the "eight-step path" and is one of the most complete styles of yoga that exists. It is extremely dynamic and consistent with performing a routine of asanas or postures in a continuous, fluid, and consistent way, combined with breathing.

 It is also an excellent cardiovascular activity since it is demanding and its practice entails an increase in the heart rate. It increases the heat and makes you sweat, eliminating toxins from the body. With its continued practice, it improves muscle toning and increases flexibility.

Benefits of Ashtanga yoga

Strengthens muscles 

Some studies found that those who practiced Ashtanga twice a week increased their leg muscle strength after eight months compared to women who didn't do yoga.   

Flexibility

This practice will gradually improve your flexibility over time. Although it’s important to listen to your body and go slowly, I found my flexibility started improving after a few weeks of practice. 

Of all yoga forms, Ashtanga has a reputation for being one of the most athletic.

Reduce body fat

After a few weeks of practicing it, you will notice less fat on arms and around the stomach area, so if you want to shed a few pounds, then this is the style of yoga for you.

Mental Illness

Doing the same poses every day is repetitive and you could lose interest. However,  in the memory sequence, you no longer have to focus so much on where to place your foot or hand, as awareness can shift to your breathing. This will make your practice more of moving meditation and leave you feeling relaxed and stress-free.

Eases pain

Predominantly low-income people who did yoga once a week for 10 weeks reduced their chronic back pain as much as people who did physical therapy. 

Lower blood pressure

In Ashtanga yoga, you practice a breathing technique known as Ujjayi. This involves a slight contraction of the glottis at the back of the throat to make the sound of the ocean as you breathe in and out of your nose. Extending your inhalations and exhalations to create long, deep, and calm breaths.

Ashtanga yoga is defined as the "eight-step path" and is one of the most complete styles of yoga that exists. It is extremely dynamic and consistent with performing a routine of asanas or postures in a continuous, fluid, and consistent way, combined with breathing.

Each body has a different rhythm. You must learn to know and respect your body, so as not to overextend it more than necessary. That means doing movements that you are not prepared for that can lead to injury. You can also get frustrated.
This oriental discipline is recommended for everyone, even those who have never done physical exercise or do not have flexibility. Of course, pregnant women should refrain from doing this type of activity or certain postures so as not to harm the health of their future baby.

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