Positive Impact of Yoga on Your Lifestyle

Yoga has its origin in India but owing to the wonders it does for people, it has been widely accepted across the globe. Yoga not only has mental and physical benefits but it also helps in spiritual journey. Though earlier people used to perceive yoga as a means of workout for losing weight, with passage of time, people have become aware about its benefits.

Yoga can help in improving your lifestyle as well. These days, people can be seen complaining about stress, insomnia, weak immune system, and lifestyle related diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cholesterol, and cardiac issues. Many of these can be very well prevented and managed with the help of yoga asanas along with meditation.

Regular practice of yoga helps in gaining control over your body, mind, and actions. If you often experience that your thoughts and actions are not in sync, yoga can help in establishing the required unison. You can enroll in any of the yoga classes or the renowned yoga schools that offer various yoga courses in India.

You can also enroll for the Yoga Teacher Training Courses as these programs take you through the nuances of yoga and offer deep insight on various asanas and types of yoga practices. At the end of the course, you will be conferred with a certification which will make you eligible to practice as a yoga tutor across the globe. Even if you don’t wish to make a career in yoga, these courses are an opportunity to refine your knowledge and yoga skills. Apart from the popular 300 hours YTTC in India, you can also opt for 100 and 200-hour courses. For extensive training, there’s a 500-hour YTTC as well.

If you are looking forward to address specific health conditions, discuss it with a medical professional first and second with your yoga tutor so that they can teach you asanas which can help in overcoming the health issue that you are facing. Let’s have a look at some asanas for below mentioned lifestyle diseases:


With hectic schedules and poor posture, backache has become one of the common health issues. It is faced by both men and women. For managing your back pain, yoga asanas such as Dhanurasana, Pavanmuktasana, and Bhujangasana can be helpful. These asanas help in massaging the back, pelvic and thigh muscle which further helps in alleviating the back pain.


For managing arthritis, asanas such as Pavanmuktasana and Ekpaduttanasana are helpful. It has been observed that arthritis is caused when the joint muscle and fibrous tissues get hardened over time. These yogic postures not only help in smoothening the muscles but also help with stiff joints.


Diabetes is a lifestyle disease which has become quite common among not only elderly people but youth and teenagers as well. For preventing and managing diabetes, asanas such as Ardhmatsyasan and Paschimotasana can show positive results. These asanas stimulate your internal organs such as pancreas, liver, and kidney. Diabetes happens when pancreas doesn’t function optimally.

Thus, these asanas will help in improving your diabetic condition. Apart from diabetes, these asanas can also benefit in migraine and acidity.


If you are struggling with obesity and weight loss, asanas such as Agnisar, Uttanapadasana, Bhujangasana, Pawanmuktasana, and Naukasana can help in burning body fat from specific areas such as abdominal cavity. These asanas make your abdominal muscle expand and contract. The muscles get massage which further helps in increasing the blood circulation in these areas. Good blood circulation helps in burning excess fat.


You might have heard that yoga can help in increasing your flexibility. If you have a stiff body, yoga can help in boosting your flexibility. You may not be able to touch your toes in the first go, but gradually it is sure to improve. Over a period of time, difficult yoga poses will become easier for you. Lack of flexibility often leads to incorrect postures and yoga can help in overcoming it.

Yoga can also help in overcoming several other lifestyle issues. Here’s a look at some of them:

Reduce Stress

Yoga has the ability to promote relaxation and help you get rid of stress. Meditation, deep breathing, and various asanas can calm your mind.

Over a period of time, your mind will get trained to entertain only positive thoughts and avoid surfing on negative ones. Reduced stress can also help in controlling cortisol hormone along with decreased instances of anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

Cardiac Health

Several studies show that yoga can help in improving your cardiac health by eliminating or controlling the factors that lead to cardiac issues such as diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Yoga can also help in slowing down the progression of heart disease.

When you imbibe yoga in your life, it can prove to be a life-changing experience. It will improve your overall quality of life by positively effecting your mind and body. Your thoughts, perception, and attitude towards life will gradually change. Yoga can make people more relaxed, calmer, and patient in their day to day life. It would be great spending few minutes a day on the yoga mat and witness a newer you!

Chinmay Yoga – BIO

Chinmay Yoga is a Yoga School in India which conducts yoga teacher training in Dharamsala, Rishikesh. Chinmay Yoga works to spread yoga knowledge by providing free drop-in classes, conducting YTTC Courses in India (Yoga Alliance). Chinmay Yoga also works for the environment by planting trees and installing dustbins in the city.

Author – BIO

Katherine Austin is a certified professional yoga teacher trainer having 10 years of experience in Yoga. She practiced in Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga. Katherine works with Chinmay Yoga School for the last 6 years.


The information provided in this article is for information purposes only and does in no way constitute any medical advice, neither actual nor implied. Always consult with a medical professional before undertaking any yoga practices. We are not liable for any harm or injuries, or death, for any negligence of seeking any medical advice on your part.

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