Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in discipline and has grown into one of the world’s most popular activities for improving health and overall well-being. Yoga is a great way of stretching the body, keeping muscles supple and improving your overall flexibility. Ryan Giggs famously practiced yoga throughout his career with Manchester United and he had a career spanning more than 20 years at the highest level. He put his longevity down to eating well and practicing yoga and it is something that more and more professional footballers are turning to in order to prolong their careers.
There are wide ranging health and fitness benefits of practicing yoga. Yoga works by stretching your muscles and this can help them to move better and help you feel less stiff. At any level of yoga, will notice big improvements to your overall flexibility. Some styles of yoga are a great physical workout and can help to improve muscle tone and improve your overall strength. Poses like the downward dog and the plank hep to build upper body strength and the standing poses help build strength in your hamstrings, quadriceps and abs. There are also breathing benefits from practicing yoga which can help you to relax and feel less stressed. Yoga is also well known for lowering blood pressure and slowing the heart rate.
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