More than ever we all need to take care of our health. This consists of our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs. We are multilayered beings. Looking at all our layers helps us to stay in top shape!
Here are 3 very real benefits to get you on your mat:
1. Increase your endorphins! Those are the feel good chemicals in your brain that reduce your perception of pain and decrease stress and anxiety. Elevate your mood naturally instead of popping pills or therapy.
2. Build and maintain your body strength. Holding poses for 2-3 breaths may prevent osteopenia/arthritis and helps lay down new bone growth! Practice yoga to keep your body flexible and mobile so you can twist, turn, and bend over without pain.
3. Build a stronger mind/body discipline. When you are unaware or not paying attention to what’s happening in your body, problems magnify and get worse. Yoga builds a bridge allowing your body and mind to connect more firmly. This increases your ability to manage stress, see what’s happening inside with new eyes and allows you to reassess your habits!
As soon as you begin a new yoga practice, these and other benefits will start to appear. You will notice an overall feeling of contentment and your ability to manage stress will improve. So what are you waiting for? Get your mat out and get started!