If you have been wondering why you should start Yoga then this post is for you. If you haven’t been wondering why you should start Yoga, then please read on and maybe you will realise that you should take a Yoga class.
In situations where you find yourself wondering if you should start a new hobby like Yoga, it’s a good idea to make a good old fashioned list. Listing the pros and cons of any new exercise can really help you decide what is best for you. This list of 5 good reasons to start yoga should convince you to start yoga.
Medicine for the mind
Although practised in the body, Yoga really is medicine for the mind. Did you know that according to the yoga sutras of Patanjali, yoga poses are practised so you can sit in meditation comfortably? Let that sink in. Yoga poses stretch and strengthen the body, so you can meditate for longer. Or for the vast majority of us, at all!
If practising yoga regularly means you could potentially sit still in meditation and calm your mind, not fidgeting, it is worth a try!
Healthy for the body
Yoga poses stretch and strengthen the muscles of the body, enabling breath to flow better.
Our bodies work like this: we breath in oxygen, this is carried to the corners of our bodies by our oxygenated blood cells. The more we move our muscles, the more space to add oxygen, the more we work with our breath, the more energised and supplied our bodies feel. It’s science!
Yoga has a huge community behind it, and the best thing is they follow the yogi rules of kindness, oneness of spirit and freedom to be.
What’s not to love about the yoga community? I am forever surprised at the beautiful people I meet through yoga. Not because I don’t believe in beautiful people, but because it is never ending. Just when you think you’ve met everyone, you meet new people. Namaste!
A new outlook
Practising Yoga everyday provides you with many benefits, your body is oxygenated, your muscles are strong, and your mind is clear. With this inside perspective, you gain a new outlook.
You let things go easily, you have an inner peace and your heart feels full. The difference I have found with yoga over other types of fitness is the feel-good factor it brings. It’s a feeling worth getting on board with.
Okay, I admit it, adding Savasana here was a little bit tongue in cheek. However, when you’ve completed a sweaty or gentle yoga class, your body feels full of new space, lying down in Savasana is bliss. Ask any yogi, or better still try it for yourself and report back to us! If you are wondering what a savasana is, you must try Yoga to find out!