It may seem counter-intuitive, but often, when your mind is running wild, and thoughts seem to be overlapping one another, the best thing you can do is move.
Some people like to put on their running shoes and hit the pavement to relieve emotional stress, but our big love would have to be yoga.
There’s this misconception that yoga is for “flexible people” or that you have to be able to contort yourself into all sorts of positions to reap the benefits.
Well, my friend, I’m here to challenge that belief.
If you have a body then you can do yoga.
Yoga is for everyone and don’t be deceived, there are some flows that will get you sweating if that’s your thing!
In fact, swift vinyasas are our jam!
In this article, we wanted to let you in on the real benefits of yoga because it really isn’t just about the “perfect pose!”
It boosts immunity
Forget about the flu shot. Hit your mat instead!
Yoga may help to ward off that cold or flu by reducing internal inflammation and boosting immune function at a cellular level.
Deep breathing and all those twists help to detoxify the organs, providing a full body detox without having to fast on green juices for a week, yay!
Melts stress away
Yoga is a form of moving meditation.
It’s perfect if you have an active mind and struggle to sit still because you’ll be able to move your body to keep it occupied, while focusing on your breathing and enjoying the same benefits that you would during a sit-down meditation.
You’ll feel seriously blissed out after a good sesh!
Keeps your heart healthy
All the deep breathing helps to reduce stress and slow down a fast heartbeat, but over time it can help to keep your heart healthy too by keeping your blood pressure levels in check.
Beautiful heart openers are also wonderful for relieving emotional baggage and you’ll help to align your heart chakra.
Increases flexibility and soothes sore, tight muscles
You don’t need to be flexible to start yoga, but you bet you’ll get more flexible over time!
Yoga helps to improve flexibility and the regular contraction and release of muscles helps to not only strengthen and build muscle tone, but those aches and pains will also soon fade away too!
Lifts your spirits
This is our favorite part of all...
A regular yoga practice will help you beat the blues and leave you feeling wonderful!
You’ll feel uplifted, energetic and excited for what the future holds for you.
Yoga may actually transform your life, and if you don’t believe us, we encourage you to try it for at least a month and see what happens.
This channel is absolutely wonderful to help you get started and you’ll never feel like you aren’t flexible or fit enough!
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