Why Yoga?

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Namaste, friends!

Why yoga? Well, simply put:

Yoga gives you physical health benefits:

  • Flexibility
  • Strength throughout your whole body
  • Better posture
  • Drops your blood pressure

(If you want a complete list of the health benefits of yoga, check out this website!)

As well as mental health benefits:

  • Tames the stress response (I for one know this definitely works)
  • Improves your overall mood
  • Soothes anxiety and depression
  • Boosts memory and concentration

My Since I have started yoga I have had a grasp on my temper, mood swings, and impulsive behaviors as well as becoming more flexible. Whenever I sense that I am becoming irritated, I focus on my breathing. It is very soothing, making me calm down quickly so I can solve matters with a clear head. For me, working out promotes a healthy lifestyle, so I have been eating better and drinking more water as well. Yoga helps me relax (which I have a very hard time doing)

  1. It makes me more flexible (which I love)
  2. It gives me a whole body workout
  3. Its teachings help me as a person

 

At the end of my yoga routine I ease into savasana, or the corpse pose, and think about why I decided to do yoga and what I am grateful for in that moment. Sometimes I think about how I am grateful for my big, fluffy bed at home (ew, dorm beds!) and sometimes I think about way deeper things and reflect.

Yoga is very good for those of you that “cannot” relax- such as myself. Yoga will allow you to relax after you get into the steady rhythm and open your heart.

Namaste,

Jaedyn