What is yoga?
Yoga can take many different meanings for you. It depends on the time and place; the situation and the moment. Through yoga, you can become more in-tune with yourself. To practice yoga, you must listen to what both your mind and body ask for. In life, distractions and noise constantly surround you. Advertising and media constantly try to influence your perception of what is needed to feel complete. No stores or websites carry what you truly are looking for! What you really seek can only be found within. Spend time with yourself and love yourself every day! Get to know the most important person in your life, yourself.
Yoga is a moving meditation that strengthens and nourishes your mind, body, and soul. There are many various branches of yoga. The various branches of yoga have even more specialized limbs. Simply sitting or lying on your mat and focusing on your breathing is doing yoga. Power vinyassa is a form of yoga that moves with the breath through strong poses called assanas. Restorative and yin yoga is another branch that offers a slower, fulfilling, and healing practice. As long as you are giving yourself what you need at that moment and focusing on your breathing, then you are doing yoga. Yoga will amplify and benefit whatever other endeavors you choose to pursue in life. Yoga will make you a better (insert ANYTHING here)!
- Increased flexibility
- Increased circulation
- Detoxification of the tissues and internal organs
- Reduction of free radical absorption
- Improved postural alignment
- Core stabilizing and strengthening
- Strengthens muscles, in a natural way, creating long lean physique
- Lowered blood pressure
- Reduced stress
- Enhanced acceptance of self and others
- Letting go/ reduce baggage
- Balanced emotions