Yoga – an ancient form of exercise that originated in ancient India. Yoga itself is an umbrella term for a spiritual blend of mental and physical activity. The benefits? It will leave you happier, more relaxed, and a lot more bendy. How? Read on.
1. IT’S CHEAP.
You don’t need any particular equipment to practice yoga, and you can find plenty of free yoga tutorials on YouTube. A yoga mat may however save you the stress of slippery floors whilst you’re trying to relax.
2. YOU CAN DO IT ANYWHERE.
Indoors, outdoors – yoga can be done anywhere – all you really need is yourself, which makes it so easy to practice. Just you and your routine! Raining outside? Not a problem, roll out the mat in your living room. Sunny out? Get out there! Yoga is always an option, regardless of the time of the day, week, month or year.
3. IT’S SO GOOD FOR YOU.
It really is – it may not be known as the most strenuous and aerobic form of exercise, but the health benefits are undeniably incredible. Yoga lowers your blood pressure, has a low impact on your joints and helps lymphatic drainage (which boosts your immune system).
4. IT’S MINDFUL.
Research shows how meditation helps to improve your overall mental health, and yoga provides you with techniques to meditate and practice mindfulness through breathing exercises and detachment from stress and mental clutter. And when you’re this relaxed, stress just melts away.
5. IT MAKES YOU EXTRA BENDY.
All the stretching involved in yoga helps you drastically improve your overall flexibility, which is great for healthy joints… You’ll be like Mrs. Incredible in no time!
6. IT’S GREAT FOR POSTURE.
Yoga helps you work and strengthen your core muscles, which helps to protect your spine. Slouching after a long day at work? Get to know your inner yogi.
7. IT HELP YOU TONE UP.
It’s a full body workout – it may look like a lot of laying on the floor but it’s no joke! Yoga will leave you feeling and looking great. Your healthy glow from all the good energy you’ve been attracting with your mantras will leave you feeling happier, more confident and more fit! It’s a win-win situation, so why not give it a try?