Yoga is so much more than a simple exercise. Yoga is something that will monumentally change your life and bring you both physical and mental wellness that is difficult to quantify. I personally believe that everyone should do yoga, whether you decide to do yoga every morning or you attend one yoga class at the end of a busy work week—the benefits and positive changes you’ll see in your life are well worth the effort it takes to start a yoga routine.
I want to go a little deeper into why yoga is so important to our everyday lives, as well as some of the best benefits you’ll see when you start doing yoga. I hope that you will consider these benefits when you decide to begin your own yoga journey.
Why is Yoga So Important?
Life is stressful. Life is chaotic. And life is rarely easy. If you let the everyday stresses of life build up and up, you are bound to feel them come crashing down on you sooner or later. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t do something to prevent that. And that something? Yoga, of course.
Benefits of Yoga
There are many benefits to yoga, ranging from physical benefits to mental benefits. The most prominent benefits that you’ll notice are:
- Stress relief: Yoga is proven to relieve stress, so if you regularly do yoga, you will have some of that stressful burden eased from your shoulders. If you find yourself stressed out regularly, then regular yoga is a great way to keep all that frustrating stress at bay.
- Pain relief: Yoga is one of the best natural ways to relieve pain in your back, neck and shoulders; it can even tackle many types of chronic pain. If you suffer from any of these, yoga will definitely help in reducing your pain and improving your quality of life.
- Improved sleep: Sleep is so important but very few people get the restful sleep that they need. Regular yoga is shown to improve your sleep quality and your sleep duration, so you’ll be more rested—and feeling better than ever.
- Exercise: Regular exercise is so important for our physical and mental health. Yoga is a great way to get in some regular exercise, which is essential for the prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and much more.
Anyone Can Do Yoga
I am a firm believer in the idea that anyone can do yoga. Young, old, experienced, beginner, physically fit or just now making the decision to get into shape—whatever your age or experience or fitness level, there is a yoga routine that is perfect for you.
If you are ready to begin a life changing journey that will promote everything from stress relief to better blood pressure, then I invite you to stop delaying that journey now. Sign up for a yoga class, begin researching yoga teachers in your area, or even open up a yoga book and begin reading more about yoga—your body and mind will thank you for it.
“When you own your own breath, nobody can steal your peace”.
Cheers! Monique Stephanie