6 REASONS YOU SHOULD START PRACTICING YOGA TODAY
Yoga helps you to make better choices.
Becoming healthier and experiencing all the benefits of yoga will make you more aware and able to choose things in life that support this positive journey. You will slowly become more aware of how each experience influences you – And how you react to them!
You will find you naturally want to make changes to your diet, choosing foods which support your health and yoga practice. You may see this in your friendship groups too, spending more time with friends who have a positive influence, having more strength to move away from negative situations.
Yoga helps you to stay focused.
Because your mind will be quieter and clutter-free it is easier to direct the energy to where you want it to go. Yoga trains the mind to become aware and present. Research has even shown that after a yoga class you are generally better able to focus your mental resources, process information more accurately and also learn, hold and update pieces of information more effectively.
Yoga helps you to accept whatever life brings to your table.
Life experiences are not always positive. Difficult things happen to us all and sometimes we will find ourselves experiencing pain, fear, and uncertainty. Yoga teaches us that life is fluid, and everything is constantly changing. Both the positive but also the painful things in life come and go. Knowing this and understanding this on a deeper level makes it easier to accept and stay present and positive, especially through the hard times.
Yoga increases flexibility & strength – Both physically & mentally!
Most people start feeling some of the physical benefits of yoga during their first class. Over time and regular practice, your flexibility will increase, your fitness levels improve, your muscles will grow stronger, and you’ll become more supple. As your body gets stronger your mind will too! You will begin to feel more self-confident and stronger within yourself.
Yoga eases pain.
Neck pain, knee pain, back pain… you name it!
Yoga is the antidote to these types of ailments. A regular practice can help relieve chronic pain, according to Harvard Medical School.
Yoga boosts sexual desire.
Studies have found that 12 weeks of yoga can improve sexual desire, arousal, performance, confidence, orgasm and satisfaction for both men and women.
Physically, yoga increases blood flow into the genital area, which is important for arousal, and strengthens the “moola bandha,” or pelvic floor muscles. Mentally, the breathing and mind control involved with the practice can also improve performance.
There are so many reasons why a regular yoga practice can benefit your mind, body and soul. If you haven’t joined us in the studio yet, we would love to meet you. Take advantage of our intro month and come join us on the mat!
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