Yoga Benefits Everyone
Hey, gorgeous! So, I’ve been practicing yoga off and on the past few months. Needless to say, I couldn’t imagine how I would feel if I practiced on a regular basis. The high I get after a session is so inspiring, I have to share it with you guys.
You don’t have to be incredibly flexible or attend a pricey yoga class every week to reap the benefits. In fact, I just search for yoga videos on YouTube to follow along and practice a few times a week.
The ugly truth is that most of us are guilty of falling off the fitness train, but yoga really helps me stay active. The longer you go without exercise, the harder it is to get back into shape. I think yoga has gone so mainstream because it welcomes literally all levels of fitness and ages.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not as active as I was in high school. But since I’ve been practicing yoga, I feel energized and content from the inside. I don’t feel like tiny monkeys are always banging drums in my head. If anything, it’s a few minutes of quiet time to clear my mind of stress.
I remind myself that just because I can’t perfect a certain pose one day, I know I will get there in my own time. Practicing yoga teaches you how to be patience and learn things at your own speed thus building confidence in yourself.
Yoga not only strengthens your mental health but also improves your physical strength. The older we get, the more fragile our bones and joints become. But by practicing yoga a few minutes a day, you can strengthen your vertebrae and prevent weak bones.
Many people think that you can’t use yoga as strength training because it doesn’t involve lifting weights. However, I’ve even noticed my arms toning up over the past several weeks. My muscles definitely feel the burn after a few minutes of chaturanga.
I wanted to write this post to maybe inspire someone to roll out a yoga mat or towel and let yoga take over troubles. It’s beautiful to see yoga become so popular because it’s such a powerful tool. I hope this gives you enough reasons to give it a try or maybe a second try.
I’d love to hear your experience with yoga and what your favorite “go to” pose is. Let’s chat in the comments below! Check out this post if you are interested in reading about meditation.