Yoga Is More Than Just Striking A Pose

Yoga teaches us the basics of healthy living.

It improves our concentration, creativity, and sharpens our memory as well.

It is more than just a technique of meditation. Yoga is the bridge which connects our spiritual and physical being. In the age of technological advancement and cut-throat competition, yoga teaches us the art of balancing our body and mind. All of us are surrounded by problems such as obesity, hypertension, anxiety, and more. Although, we all have hi-tech medical facilities, we are still leading a stressful, unhealthy, and unstable life. In this situation, yoga can bring peace to our body, mind while adding more value to our life.

Yoga is not just a meditation technique. Yoga improves our muscle strength, stamina, and brings us immune and mental stability. And these are some big reasons to incorporate yoga into your life as means of physical and mental well-being.

Sanity

Stress, lack of sleep, and life’s everyday pressures can cause self-inflicted harm to your mental balance. If you continue to practice yoga, you can lead a healthy and positive life.

Perspective

This is a biggie. The difference in perspective from the time you enter a class and when you leave is pretty significant.

Feel The Burn

Yoga gives you the feeling that you are just standing there, but it includes movements result in better blood flow.

Space

Through yoga, the space you give yourself in your day is the best present you can give your mind and body.

Surrender

At some point, there is a sense of surrender in yoga, where you give yourself up to the “what is” and forget the “what’s not.”

Peace

Bringing down the noise in your brain is not easy, but giving your brain a chance to be quiet is essential.

Reset

We all know how to reset our computers. Yoga is like the reset button which optimises your body and mind.

Satisfaction And Accomplishment

Once you are comfortable, you will love to practice yoga.

Happiness

Your mood will change dramatically. All the negativity surrounding you can then be thrown to the wind.

Positivity

As negative as things can seem in front of you, walking into a yoga class is almost like a tunnel. When the class is finished, you walk out a different person with a new and fresh perspective. You feel enlightened.

Hope

Nothing is impossible and yoga replaces the feeling of despair with the glimmer of hope we all need. It gives rise to a burning  desire.

Acceptance And Forgiveness

Being able to accept and forgive is not at all easy, but yoga instills a sense of acceptance into your mind. You can then accept things without wanting to change them.

Creativity And Ideas

In most yoga classes, there are a few minutes of meditation at the end, but even throughout the class it is difficult to let your mind wander. Your focus is for most important part on the class. This opens up special places in your brain that allow for some of the best ideas and thoughts that you would otherwise probably not trigger. The best ideas come as an after effect of a yoga class.

Strength And Flexibility

Your physical, mental, and emotional strength will increase. A 60-minute yoga class can burn up to 400 calories, and in just one week, you will notice a dramatic improvement in your flexibility.

You can count on yoga to give you increased muscle strength, and to improve respiration, energy, vitality and metabolism. Factor in weight loss, cardio, and circulatory health, as well as improved athletic performance. It will even protect you from injury.

A regular practice of yoga prevents depression and inspires progression. So, if you have tried yoga once and did not like it, maybe give it a try again with a different type, studio or professor—you might end up getting hooked to it!

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