Yoga for Mindfulness and Health:

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˙·٠•●♥ ℋappy ℳonday ℒoves! ♥●•٠·˙

I hope you’ve all had a great weekend and are looking forward to what this week holds in store for you as much as I am!

This week, I’ll be talking about the various benefits of Yoga for both the physical and spiritual being.

Over the last couple of days, I’ve started taking forty minutes out of my daily tasks to do some Yoga. While it may seem like a lot of work, Yoga is quite relaxing despite being a good workout. There are many different types of Yoga and depending on your personal preferences and fitness level, (like I said, good workout!) not all types will suit one person. For those who prefer a more intense training session whilst still reaping the benefits of Yoga, Bikram may be the way to go. Bikram Yoga involves doing two repetitions of twenty classic Yoga poses in a sauna-like room of up to 105 degrees. Another type is Vinyasa, also known as flow. This is a more active type of Yoga and is slightly varied by each individual. Other types include Yin and Restorative Yoga, both designed to be relaxing and cleansing for the mind, body and spirit. Yoga is not a rigid art. It is personal and adaptable. The best thing about Yoga is that anybody can do it, young or old.

Studies have shown that Yogis experience various health benefits such as:

Increased flexibility: Might not sound like much, but It’s great to be flexible! You’ll have a lower risk of injury like sprains, and probably won’t experience as many aches and pains. On top of that, you get to try out all sorts of cool poses.. Win-win!

Perfects bad posture: Let’s not deny it! Many of us have bad posture, myself included. However, I’m trying to fix that. I’ve found Yoga to be really helpful in terms of correcting bad posture. When you stand up tall, you grow about an inch. On top of that, you don’t have to worry about back pain when you’re old.

Peace of mind: Yoga is notorious for lowering stress, anxiety, frustration and improving general state of mind.

Improved balance: Regularly practicing Yogis will often find they have better balance as compared to those who do not, in tern lessening the risk of falls on and off the mat.

If you’d like to do some Yoga of your own, check out this link: https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

 

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