Don’t Take My Word For It…
Each time I sit down to write for the blog, I secretly hope that something I write will spark an interest in yoga for someone who has not yet given it a try, or deepen the understanding and commitment of someone who already practices yoga. This time, I am not going to do that. In fact, I am not going to say anything at all, preferring instead to let yoga speak for itself.
So don’t take it from me, but do take a moment to check out this partial list of benefits that you can derive from the practice of yoga. (Check the internet if you wish to find many, many more.)
Ready? Here we go:
Yoga helps you “on the inside” by improving your circulation and respiratory rate, increasing cardiovascular endurance, improving gastrointestinal functions, and strengthening the immune system. It also makes the metabolic system work better, which helps with weight management.
“On the outside”, yoga can help you improve your posture, increase your physical strength and flexibility, elevate your energy level while maintaining a sense of calm, improve you sleep patterns, and help your balance.
And last but not least, yoga can improve your mood, reduce your stress level, help you control anxiety and depression, help you achieve a greater sense of self-confidence and emotional stability, and improve your memory, attention span and ability to concentrate.
(And I will add that you do not have to bend yourself into a pretzel to achieve any of that!!)
I could go on and on and on, as those of you who know me – and those of you who know about the benefits of yoga – can attest. And while everyone would agree that all of these things are “good for us”, there is one more benefit I must include, although you may not find it in the medical journals – yoga is a whole lot of fun.
The practice of yoga has been around for thousands of years. Want to know why? The answer is simple: practicing yoga makes you feel better, on the inside and on the outside.
If you’d like to feel better, then give yoga a try. Visit our website for a list of classes for beginners, come try one, and find out for yourself….