You may have attended a yoga class before, or you may be totally new to the world of yoga. But yoga isn’t just for those wanting to discover inner peace. Yoga is great for strengthening your core, improving your posture, reducing stress and tension, improving flexibility and stamina, and finding balance and peace. Here are some reasons why you should discover your inner yogi.
Using your own body weight, you’ll be asked to hold various positions (some easy, some more difficult) for a period of time. Because yoga takes you through a series of poses, you’ll be challenging all of your muscle groups during a class. These types of poses and holds quickly fatigue your muscles, forcing them to become stronger.
If you’re among the “77% people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress,” then you may find relief from practicing yoga 3-4 times a week. Yoga has been shown to help those suffering from stress-related tension and reduce other side-effects from stress, both physical and emotional. If nothing else, you’ll benefit from being able to find reprieve from the chaos of life for 30-60 minutes.
The basics of yoga include holding poses and gently stretching muscles to increase range of motion and joint health. Staying limber helps prevent you from daily injury that can lead to chronic damage. Flexibility also makes exercising in general easier and you’ll be able to exercise more efficiently.
When you couple together challenging poses that fatigue your muscles and improving flexibility, your overall stamina will also benefit from yoga. Good stamina is a result of a strong, healthy heart and toned muscles. You’ll feel more energized during the day, better rested at night, and able to be active longer without feeling worn out.
It’s human nature to seek peace in life, and it starts with yourself. When you find a sense of balance within yourself, your outlook on life will also be affected. Talk about seeing life through rose-colored glasses!