Why You Should Get Into Yoga Now
Practicing yoga is a very rewarding experience, as well as an exercise program, that is fairly simple, subtle, and relaxing. Visible results from just ten or fifteen minutes a day is what yoga can do for you, unlike other forms of exercise. Yoga has become quite popular recently and you may wonder if yoga would be good for you. Below are some of the things that yoga can do for your mind and your body.
Yoga puts a gentle pressure on the body’s internal organs and helps them function. The movements will help your digestive system function better and avoid problems such as indigestion, constipation, and more. The type of stretching that is involved with yoga will lead to improved flexibility and increased muscle tone too. You will also notice a loss of body fat after beginning a consistent yoga routine that’s challenging & diverse.
Yoga can help you to be more mentally balanced and give you the push that you need to break some bad habits. Maybe you are smoking and have decided that you need to stop. It’s not an easy battle, but yoga can come in handy helping you to break the habit. Simply put, yoga moves allow the body to be much more relaxed and your mind to be better balanced. You can concentrate better and your willpower will be much stronger than it was before. Don’t believe me? Check out some of the crazy moves yogis can do, and try telling me they don’t have willpower. Also, part of yoga is meditation – in other words, learning to separate yourself from earthly desires. If you can grasp this notion, it will likely carry over into everyday life.
Even though obesity is a big problem for some of us, it’s not too big that it cannot be dealt with. We all know that one way to lose weight is exercise and limiting what we eat, but sometimes that’s not so easy to do. Yoga can help. There are many yoga positions and exercises that help with weight loss, and you can do them at work, in the car, while you’re watching TV with the family, or on vacation. Equally (and as mentioned before), the strength that you can gain from yoga exercises will give you more control over what you eat and that alone can help you shed some pounds.
Teaching Children Habits
Practicing yoga and performing yoga exercises with your children is a great way to teach them healthy habits and help them to understand how important exercise is. Ask anyone who does yoga – it’s one of the most enjoyable exercises out there, so children gravitate toward it above other activities. Since children today are much more inclined to sit in front of the television and play games versus moving around and getting exercise, teaching them at a young age that exercise can pay off in the long run, especially if it provides a healthy activity for you to engage in together.
Yoga is easy, beneficial and fun! Why not give it a try?
Katelyn O’Donnell writes about fitness & happiness
Here’s a great video on some beginner yoga moves:
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Do you do yoga? If so, does it help you with weight loss? If you don’t do yoga do you want to try it? Share your thought k? *huGs* Suzanne