Yoga is not just a boring exercise where people stretch and stretch and go into deep meditation. It is a wholesome form of exercise that is loaded with a lot of benefits, no wonder it has been around for ages.
Although this exercise form started in Asia, yoga has gained popularity across the world. In Nigeria, it’s popularity is increasing even though some people feel it is connected with some spiritual force. The truth, it is not.
Apart from boosting your immunity, improving the health of your heart and helping you maintain a youthful appearance, yoga has special benefits for you as a woman.
As a Nigerian woman, you can do yoga from the comfort of your home as all it requires is a yoga mat. If you cannot get a yoga mat, you could make use of an old wrapper or some clothes for the meantime.
Benefits of Yoga for Women
What are the benefits of yoga for women? Let’s look at 5 of them
1. Want an easier delivery?
Yoga can help you deliver your children easier through hip-opening poses like the pigeon pose. This pose makes it easy for you to spread your legs and losses up to your pelvic region, which makes your delivery easier.
2. Have PMS trouble?
PMS (premenstrual syndrome) can come in different ways, whether it is the pimples on your head or the indescribable fatigue you feel. Yoga can relieve some of the discomforts you feel right before your period starts because it calms your nerves and improves your mood.
3. Want to improve your sex life?
Have you seen how flexible women who do yoga are? You don’t think that flexibility counts in the bedroom too? Yoga can improve your flexibility and general wellbeing, making sex more enjoyable for you and your partner.
4. Struggling with weight loss?
Yoga can take care of that too! Yoga poses like the triangle pose and the bridge pose can help you lose weight throughout thine as they boost your metabolism.
5. Need relief from menopause?
Menopause can be a drag, especially with the hot flashes and mood swings. Since yoga lifts your mood and boosts your spirits, it can make you feel lighter.
Make sure you combine healthy eating with your yoga for maximum results. No eating of swallow in the night, regulate your alcohol and sugar intake and reduce the size of your portions, especially carbohydrates.
Which pose are you going to try out first? Let us know in the comments!
This article was written by Gloria Chimelu for healthomy.com