You could say it’s the perfect pairing. Red wine and yoga work together in a number of ways that can greatly improve your health. Believe it or not, including both within your lifestyle can potentially enable you to live a longer and happier existence, learn more about this here.
The idea isn’t about literally drinking red wine while you practice yoga on your mat, although that could be fun. It’s more about making healthy choices for yourself and living a life of balance and moderation with exercise and diet. Being aware of what you do for your body and what you are putting into your body is key.
Yoga has been practiced for more than 5000 years and 20 million Americans have already made it a part of their lives. The endless list of the benefits reaped from practicing yoga just keeps getting longer. While most start to do yoga to get into better shape and make their bodies stronger there are so many more ways the discipline can positively affect your life.
Outside of increasing flexibility and balance, yoga will teach you how to breathe through life’s challenges, reduce stress and anxiety, enable you to sleep better and will introduce meditation into your life. There are a number of different yoga practices to choose from and poses like sun salutations that will work your heart muscle. With a dedication to yoga you can potentially live a longer more meaningful life.
On the other hand, many people like to kick back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. But is it good for you? Recent studies have shown that drinking one glass of red wine each day can improve your heart health by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure while protecting the lining of blood vessels.
Red wine has also been shown to reduce the production of fat cells; which in turn can control obesity and keep people leaner just like yoga, learn more about this here. The seeds and skin from the grapes used to make wine contain a compound called piceatannol that is believed to block cellular processes that allows fat cells to develop.
Red wine and yoga do some the same things for your health in different ways so imagine how beneficial it would be for you to combine them. Putting your body through an intensive yoga practice that burns fat and works your heart and then following that up with a glass of red wine that also burns fat and improves your heart health can only bring on positive change.
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