Why you should take up yoga | Best Of Ekurhuleni
Why you should take up yoga

Your commitment to yoga practice is a precious gift you can give to yourself.

Yoga practice can be used as preventive medicine for chronic illnesses.

Here are a few reasons why yoga should be on your daily checklist.

 

Be worry-free

“I’m so stressed out. My mind is racing. Everything seems overwhelming. I just can’t stop thinking!” Are anxious feelings wearing you down? Politely excuse yourself from the party, turn off the computer and just take a break.

 

Increase your concentration

As if your life isn’t hectic enough, distractions can wreak havoc on our memory, concentration and problem-solving.  Keep your body toned and fit.

 

Keep your weight stable

A good yoga series burns calories, builds muscle, and provides your body with a systematic, holistic workout. More importantly, yoga practice helps you make friends with your body.

 

Lift your mood

Yoga practice is a great way to boost sagging spirits and tame your depression. Yoga raises your heart rate and gets the blood flowing throughout the body.

 

Sleep better

Work is stressful and your parents are coming for an extended holiday stay. You’re worried and anxious so it’s hard to fall asleep. You toss and turn all night, and now you’re cranky and irritated at breakfast.

 

Improve your vitality and energy

What happens when you follow a sequence of yoga movements choreographed to the rhythm of your breath?  Your blood flow increases, more oxygen gets delivered to your cells and tissues, red blood cell and haemoglobin counts rise. You feel rejuvenated.

 

Maintain your mind-body connection

Why are we so clumsy and accident prone during the holiday season? Blame it on the stress. Feeling overwhelmed can make you move too fast, lose your mind-body connection, and react with a fight or flight response to ordinary situations.

 

Remain centred

Appreciate. Celebrate. Rejoice. Connect. Forgive. Extend. Radiate. When you are centred, present, and in the moment, you can give and receive, love and be loved, touch and be touched back.

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