Have you ever wondered why you feel so good after a yoga class? It’s almost like you are standing on top of the world?
In yoga, there is a strong mind body connection that keeps us in touch with ourselves, each other and helps keeps us grounded. By practicing yoga it’s almost we evolve, grow and we come more in tune with ourselves.
There are many benefits to yoga and here are just a few:
1. Reduces Stress
Bringing our awareness to our breath triggers the relaxation response in our bodies. Aligning our breath with the physical practice, releases body tension.
The poses, conscious breathing and visualisations reduce physical pain as well as emotional anxiety. Yoga reduces stress, improves sleep, reduces cortisol levels, lowers blood pressure and heart rate.
3. Breaks Bad Habits
Yoga helps discard limiting beliefs of ourselves. Letting go of habits allows us to see more clearly what is possible both on and off our mats.
4. Build’s muscle strength
Strong muscles protect us from conditions such as arthritis and back pain and helps prevents falls in elderly people. When you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility. In contrast, lifting weights at a gym may build strength but at the expense of flexibility.
5. Healthy lymph
Contracting and stressing muscles, moving organs around, and come into and out of yoga postures, this increases the drainage of lymph. In effect this helps the lymphatic system fight infection, destroy cancerous cells, and dispose of the toxic waste products of cellular functioning.
With these benefits why not look into your finding some local yoga lessons and get started?
Or if you are on a budget there are various cheap or free yoga websites that I recommend and these are: