“I am too old to do yoga”
“I am too stiff for yoga”
“I have no time to do yoga”
Does it sound familiar? Yes, we all have heard these sentences many times from different people or even from ourselves.
Yoga offers incredible physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages, regardless of your level of yoga practice. You will be amazed on how it benefits your body, mind and soul, and how it can transform your life. You just have to try!
The benefits of practicing yoga regularly are endless. Here are just a few of them:
1. Yoga uplifts your mood, makes you happier and healthier.
Yoga awakes many energies in your body and circulates them throughout it, which keeps you fresh longer, makes feel better, happier and healthier.
2. Yoga gives you peace of mind and helps with managing stress.
Meditation requires you to focus on your breathing. This process calms your mind and gives your body the ability to deal more effectively with unpleasant emotions that cause stress.
3. Yoga relaxes you and results in better and deeper sleep.
Mindful breathing makes you more relaxed. This “at ease” state which you find yourself after a yoga lesson results in more peaceful, and sometimes even deeper, sleep. The research in this area has also shown that yoga can improve the sleep quality and help cope with insomnia.
4. Yoga upgrades your balance, strength and flexibility.
Regular yoga practice will help stretch and tone your body muscles, while holding a position can build strength. After some regular practices, you will soon feel the difference in your flexibility.
5. Yoga improves your bones’ and joints’ health.
Yoga strengthens the muscles around the joints and helps to stabilize them. The joints movements allow smooth and healthy movement of the bones. Yoga improves the mobility in people with lower back pain and helps with the back pain relief.
6. Yoga protects your heart.
Several risk factors contribute to heart disease including cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and stress. Regular yoga practice gently trains the heart, while the meditation and breath concentration parts of it reduce stress.
7. Yoga maintains a balanced metabolism.
The combination of yoga exercise and healthy eating improves the metabolic system of the body. Yoga helps the organs to function properly.
8. Yoga increases your sex drive.
Yoga enhances sexual function, improves sexual desire, orgasm and overall satisfaction.
9. Yoga boosts your immune system.
A regular yoga practice helps to lower the stress hormones level and calms the nervous system.
10. Yoga inspires you to live a healthy lifestyle.
Yoga develops inner awareness, not just in a class but also in personal life. You will eat more mindfully and pay more attention to your state of mind. Yoga helps you to be more aware of how you feel physically and mentally.
We are never too old or stiff to do Yoga. There is no age to yoga, and we can start at any level.
Too busy to do yoga?! We can always manage our time in between our super busy and hectic schedule to do yoga. Just a few minutes a day to do some simple stretching moves can change your life.
Yoga is one of the simplest exercises you can do at anytime and anywhere. You do not need any equipment to start. There are many different types of this physical activity, which you can choose according to your need.
Yoga will not give you instant results. It is a process. The more you practice yoga, the more you will enjoy its amazing benefits.
So, now what are you waiting for?! Let’s start practicing yoga regularly and let yoga turn you into a better version of yourself!
Stay safe, happy, healthy and do yoga!
Glow Coach Rita