Yoga has become incredibly popular over the last ten years with people of all ages turning to the practice for their exercise, health and wellbeing. If you’re not yet one of them and you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, here are ten reasons why you will soon be buying your first yoga mat.
Bust that stress
As well as detoxifying our body every time you step on the mat, yoga helps boost your immune system and improves digestion too. It also calms your mind; helping ease anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
Improve your flexibility
With increased age, reaching that top shelf or bending down to pick up things off the floor will eventually begin to challenge you. However, with a regular yoga practice, the body begins to loosen and lengthen, and over time you will enjoy improved flexibility and range of motion.
Yoga will help focus your mind and bring you to the present. With increased awareness of your body and breathing, you will begin to see improvements in your overall wellbeing as you stress less about past and future events.
Over time, yoga will improve your body alignment that will result in better posture and a flatter tummy as you slouch less. We also have yoga to thank for relieving back pain, sore necks, and many other common muscle problems.
As well as the mental and physical benefits, yoga and meditation will help you connect with the deeper and more spiritual side of yourself; giving you long lasting contentment and happiness.
Flex those muscles
Depending on the type of yoga you practice, most yoga postures are designed to gently use every muscle in the body; increasing your overall strength and body tone.
Yoga and meditation are proven to offer pain relief for many chronic conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, auto-immune diseases and arthritis. In addition, it can help sufferers deal with the mental and emotional side of pain.
Ditch the scales
While a regular practice will get you moving - raising your heart rate and burning off calories - the mental and emotional benefits will inspire you to become more focused and conscious of what’s on your plate. A win win.
Interested in making that first step? Email us or give us a call. We specialize in private tuition and will nurture you every step of the way on your yoga journey.
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