Practised for more than 2000 years, it is undoubtedly because of its many benefits for the body and mind that yoga has found its way through the ages and is still practised by a large number of people today. Here’s a brief overview of this highly versatile activity that can offer us many health benefits!

A physical activity suitable for everyone

Yoga consists of a series of poses and breathing exercises. There are, however, many types of yoga, each aiming to achieve different objectives: improving posture and muscle tone, improving flexibility, increasing concentration, reducing stress and promoting relaxation.

Because of the multitude of exercises offered by the different types of yoga, this activity is suitable for almost everyone! Indeed, there is no real contraindication to integrate yoga into your daily life. This activity is particularly well suited to pregnant women, children, or even the elderly. In particular, seniors can benefit from regular practice of a gentler type of yoga to improve their muscle health and balance, which has a direct impact on reducing falls.

Moreover, yoga can be practised alone as well as in a group. Many sports studios offer classes, but yoga can be practised very well at home. Very little equipment is required; all you need is a yoga mat and comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.

Benefits of yoga

As mentioned previously, depending on the type of yoga you practise, it is possible to enjoy many benefits for both your physical and mental health. In particular, yoga can help to:

  • Increase muscle flexibility and mobility of the different parts of the body;
  • Improve cardiorespiratory capacity;
  • Develop muscle strength and endurance;
  • Maintain muscle tone and improve posture on a daily basis;
  • Reduce stress and increase our overall sense of well-being;
  • Improve concentration.

Because of its many benefits, when practised in the right conditions, yoga can be extremely beneficial for people suffering from musculoskeletal pain. In particular, it can help reduce back pain as well as joint pain!

Yoga for beginners

Yoga is a versatile activity that is easy to integrate into your daily life. Nevertheless, when you are just beginning, it is important to learn about the different types of yoga in order to choose one matching your objectives and the benefits you wish to enjoy. In addition, it can be best as a beginner to take instructor-led classes, especially to properly integrate the different movements and ensure safe practice. While practising in a gym or studio can be expensive, you should know that many classes are now offered online and they allow you to get some coaching, even if it is virtual!

Finally, we would like to remind you that you shouldn’t let your joint pain slow you down in the regular practice of physical activity. By integrating Genacol products into your daily life, you will be able to enjoy maximum benefits from activities such as yoga!