Yoga’s physical benefits are well-known and widely documented. If more convincing is needed, a search on the internet will change the perception of even the most skeptical of critics.
Stories like that of Ginger Phillips a 37-year-old mother who’s been living with stress and panic attacks until she discovered yoga, is just an example of its healing property.
An issue that’s been brought over from the ‘dark ages’ and still prevalent today is domestic violence. In the United States, it’s reported to be the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44.
What’s more staggering is the fact that one woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds- and that’s just in America. Since domestic violence is a global issue, the total statistics can only be even more appalling and frightening even.
In New York, yoga has been helping women deal with the trauma and pain of domestic violence
Victims of this particular abuse have been achieving inner-peace and rediscovering their self-worth. Yoga has been empowering these women with a breath of newfound confidence.
Being a mother is some thing most women dream about. Fertility issues can put a damper on that dream and even break the spirit of an individual. Stress is the primary cause behind fertility issues but with yoga, stress and infertility can be a thing of the past. In fact, there are yoga poses that promote better blood flow to induce the reproductive glands and help turn your Motherhood dream into reality.
Breast cancer is another prime health concern for women
In 2008, about 1.4 million cases were diagnosed with the numbers expected to rise to 2.1 million by 2030. For women afflicted with breast cancer, the treatments involved can be both physically tiring and mentally draining. But there is a sliver lining in this grey foreboding cloud.
According to a study, yoga has been helping women deal with fatigue often associated with radiation therapy. Yoga’s focus on proper posture, breathing and more has re-energized and helped reduce stress levels in these women. With reduced stress and better fatigue management, the full efficacy of the medical treatments can be realized.
It doesn’t stop there. Women with urinary incontinence can also take heart to know that yogais able to help them as well. A study by UC San Francisco School of Medicine on yoga’s effect on women with urinary incontinence has shown 70% improvements (or reductions) in their urinary leakage.
Yoga’s health and holistic benefits are indeed diverse but more importantly, effective. Hot Yoga is a form of yoga that also benefits both Body and Mind. Increased cardio capability, better focus and better physique are just some of its many benefits. A healthy body and mind as they say, are the basis for a better wellbeing. It gives you a sense of empowerment and newfound confidence to stay healthy and in difficult times, it can help you deal with stress and overcome negativity.
How can yoga change a woman's life? In more ways than one.
This month, Lava Yoga Singapore dedicates September to the women who have found a new breath of life through yoga - from domestically abused and sexually assaulted women to the cancer survivors and the ones who have gone through illnesses.
At Lava Yoga Singapore, we are a women-only hot yoga leading brand from Japan. We like to make as many women happy through yoga. Whatever you are going through, always know that there's nothing a healthy set of mind, body and soul cannot defeat. We are women. We are Strong and Powerful.