It has always been important to invest in our health, but these days it feels more urgent than ever. Yoga is the perfect discipline for overall well-being because it stimulates, improves, and heals our mind, body and soul.
There are so many health benefits of doing yoga… here are just a few of our favourites.
10 Benefits of Doing Yoga Everyday
If you are new to yoga, you might feel like you will never get flexible. Try and push through the doubt — you will gain flexibility if you keep coming back to the mat.
Even though practices can be anywhere from gentle to intense, it will improve your athleticism and endurance in other areas of your life because your strength, lung capacity, flexibility and focus will all improve.
So many of us spend time in front of a screen, with our heavy head ever inching forward. Yoga will help correct posture and strengthen the back muscles and spine for lasting improvements to our posture.
Have you been feeling a sense of impending doom and worry about things that are out of your control? Yoga brings us into the present moment. This technique is transferable to help gain perspective on all of life’s worries.
5. Weight Regulation
Naturally your body will change shape with regular yoga practice — your muscles get longer and stronger and your posture straightens out. You may lose weight, you may not, but your body will begin to self-regulate to a healthy, sustainable weight.
6. Improved Mood
Mood swings are not fun for anyone, but yoga can help! More than just stretching and downward dogs, yoga incorporates breath work and mindfulness so that the mood swings are not so drastic.
7. Better Concentration
At least a little bit of time every day on the mat improves attention and focus because you are concentrating, without distraction, on your body’s deep inner functioning. This skill goes with you as you go out into the world.
Sore hips? Ankles? Back? Yoga covers it all by building strength, flexibility and mobility. After a month, you will likely find that you can walk a little easier and get up off the floor without a struggle. Imagine what things will be like after a year of yoga!
9. Healthier Diet
Ok, yoga does not automatically equal a better diet, but you might find that once you start improving your health and well-being through yoga, those unhealthy foods suddenly seem less appealing. It’s all connected.
10. Increased Energy
If you have been feeling sluggish or low energy, you will find things begin to shift with a regular yoga practice. The blood will flow, the energy will move, the low vibration will begin to pick up.
**Bonus Benefit: Happiness!
Yoga is one of those things that sets off a chain reaction that improves overall health in so many areas of life. And you know what happens when health improves? Happiness improves.
Of course, there is a magic wand to improving health and it happens over time with discipline, but also forgiveness, rest, and being kind to ourselves. Yoga can provide a container for all of those things. And it’s so exciting to see the changes in our body and mind as health and well-being improve.
We hope you find this helpful and good luck on your journey to improved health! Please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions.