Many of us lead busy, stressful and fast-paced lives. In fact, today’s culture often equates stillness with passivity and laziness. But the reality is that our minds and bodies need a break – a moment of silence and peace. So today, we’re going to slow down, take a deep breath and start talking about the benefits of yoga.
“In the stormy ocean of life, take refuge in yourself” by Thick Nhat Hanh
All Are Welcome
One of the best things about yoga is that it’s for everyone! Your age, gender or physical fitness does not matter. Are you into practicing alone or in a large group? Do you like a slow relaxing session or one that gets you moving? Yoga is so diverse that you’ll find your favourite practice in no time.
Uniting the Mind & Body
One of the significant benefits is that it trains us to be perceptive, mindful and present. The goal is to connect us to our spiritual selves by inviting us to experience something with our mind and body, creating a union and a connection between the two. We aren’t just physical beings, and the practice of yoga reminds us of that. If we can find a way to connect more fully with ourselves, we can begin to unleash our potential to communicate with those around us. As we move our bodies through postures and breathing techniques, we delve deeper and deeper into a tranquil and actual space.
One of the most significant benefits of yoga is that it genuinely improves our fitness level. With the many practices out there, you can find one that kicks your butt and makes you sweat. Many poses encourage a strong core and help you build it throughout your practices. A balance of poses in your routine can get your body toned, build strength and improve stamina and flexibility.
If you’re already training, then you really need yoga. Many professional athletes use yoga to recover and heal their bodies. As we age, our bodies become weaker, and by including it in our daily practice and exercise routine, we help our body maintain its youthfulness. So whether you’re looking to improve your flexibility, endurance, balance, strength, cardio or posture, yoga is there to help you push yourself to your edge.
One of our favourite yogis puts it nicely: “yoga is really the art of waking up. Getting back to the true you.” Are you ready to experience the true you and enjoy the many benefits of yoga? Then, all you have to do is hop on your mat and get started!
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