By Marta —
If you’re anything like me, you want to be fit and healthy, but don’t really get along with the traditional way of exercising. I’ve tried weights, loads of gym classes, even survived a spin class, but none of them were for me. I felt like exercising will never give me that happy or satisfaction feeling everyone else seems to get after a hard workout. Until I found yoga. Here are 10 reasons to love yoga.
Yoga Everyday Benefits
- It tones and strengthens your body using only out body weight and balancing techniques. There is no need for extra weights that can sometimes actually do more damage than good. After about two weeks of practicing yoga, I noticed that my arms were much stronger.
- You can practice yoga from the comfort of your home. No need for weights or any other expensive equipment. I love to do yoga in my comfy sweatpants or even PJs.
- It improves your cardio vascularity. Yoga practice definitely strengthens the heart and prevents strokes and various heart diseases.
- It’s one of those workouts that doesn’t feel like a workout. Perfect for a gym hater like me.
- The movements and poses of yoga will improve your flexibility. This will not only prevent injuries, but also improve the way you feel about your body. Yoga has definitely made me feel much more confident.
- It’s good for your physical as well as mental health. Yoga is very relaxing and calming. It helps you to clear your head and forget about the world for a bit. I genuinely think yoga makes me feel happier.
- Practicing yoga every day improves energy levels and vitality. If I do a morning practice, I always feel more prepared to face the day and be as productive and proactive as I can.
- Literally anyone can do it. Doesn’t matter what age you are, it’s never too late to start yoga. It’s so adaptable and customisable that every single person can find something they like.
- It’s a wonderful tool to relief muscle pain. A lot of yoga poses are used by modern PTs for pre and after workout stretching. They really work wonders if you have a sore back, stiff neck or muscle pain from a hard gym session.
- Yoga generally makes you more self aware. I’ve learnt so much about my body and what it can do. I’m more aware of my health, my strengths and weaknesses than I have ever been before.
Yoga is a wonderful tool for many reasons. You just need to find out what it is that you would like to achieve and set a goal. It’s beneficial to not only your body, but also your mind. Yoga has taught me a lot about myself and I can’t wait to explore more poses, more stretches and more mindfulness.