Why Do Yoga?
The short answer is that yoga makes me feel better. While I love those heart pumping high intensity workouts adding a relaxing yoga practice into your routine can help balance your overall health.
Benefits of yoga
Yoga can make you more flexible and stronger. I love utilizing my practice to stay feeling limber and energetic. You'll also feel more focused and alert. And yoga can help you feel great and function better in your daily life. You'll also notice routine yoga will...
Reduce your risk for injury. Each yoga pose targets specific muscles. This helps you increase your flexibility and reduce your risk for injury.
Reduce stress. Yoga can help soothe the mind and lower stress levels. It does this by focusing the mind on the moment and the movements.
Increase your concentration. A main part of yoga is rhythmic, focused breathing. This can help you focus.
Understand the mind and body connection. Yoga requires you to focus all your energy on each movement or pose exactly. This can help you feel the mind and body work together.
Gain strength and stamina. More vigorous styles of yoga promote strength and stamina.
Improve balance and stability. Balancing poses require you to use your core muscles. This can help you improve your overall stability.
Improve posture. Yoga poses strengthen and open tight areas of the body like the shoulders and muscles of the upper back. This can help you keep good posture.
Develop body awareness. Yoga requires you to contract or relax specific muscles as you stretch into each pose. This can help you become more aware of your body’s strengths and weaknesses.
According to Medical Reviewer Holloway, Beth, RN, MEd