Mastering yoga is one of the things that can really change your life completely. Today there are several methods to losing weight or getting in shape. Being sensitive to your body will let be ahead of any health issues that may be affecting your body. Our body is our temple and it really is important to be connected with our body to allow that healing process.
Mastering yoga is the best way to have bodily health because it provides stability. By stability I mean having a weight that is healthy and being able to move comfortably. What yoga does is it allows you to carry your weight in a flexible manner that gives your body strength. With a strong body you will be able to move with more agility and facility which can really be beneficial if you are overweight or have suffered from injuries before.
I practiced yoga for about two years and it really did improve my bodily condition. I was working out in a way that was fun and enjoyable. What would be an otherwise lengthy and harsh workout of 30 minutes on the elliptical was now an hour of yoga that was relaxing.
Muscular relief and joint alignment
Yoga serves as a bodily practice that helps with the stretching of muscles, having control over your body, and spine correction which can lead to better posture. If you are into mediating or any sort of spiritual holistic healing processes this is the perfect thing for you. Mastering yoga will allow you to have control over your own body which in and of itself can bring a sense of control. There are yoga positions like the supine twist, sphinx and downward facing dog that give your lower back relief. These exercises are especially good if you have suffered from any lower back injury or have any pain cause from sitting down for too long.
Not only that but nowadays we do spend a lot of time on our cell phones or reading books which causes us to have our necks in bad posture. Things like this strain our necks which can in the long run cause issues.
Peace and mediation
For people who live in the city, like myself, it can really be beneficial because yoga provides a sort of escape from noise or overwhelming feelings. What is great about yoga is that it can be practiced anywhere from your bedroom to the park. Mediation only requires a little bit of time and dedication.
For people who are just beginning to mediation it can be difficult to know how to start. Mediation begins when you close your eyes and try to focus your mind into something that is peaceful. There are things that you can focus on such as quietness, something pleasant like a good memory, or things that you would like in the future. Sort of like envisioning your future into what you like it to be so as to focus on something positive.
Improves mental health
What is the best part of yoga is the long term effect it has on your mental health. When you have practiced yoga for a long time you will receive the benefit of having stress and anxiety reduced. With the benefit of having less stress and anxiety it is less likely that you will get depression. This is not to say that you will not get depression but yoga helps combat some of the factors that lead to depression.
Speaking from personal experience, yoga gives you something to look forward to. Yoga does provide a sense of comfort with your own self and body that allows you to achieve peace of mind. For those struggling with anxiety yoga can really help relief tension that builds in the body like on the shoulders or legs.
Regardless of what you choose as a method of relaxation, I would strongly suggest you consider practicing yoga. Even if it is not for an extended length of time, yoga strengthen your body as while as allowing you to have more flexibility and a healthier state of mind.