|If you’re looking for a relaxing, safe, and fun indoor exercise this summer- consider yoga! More than 36 million Americans practice yoga in the United States, and that number is rapidly growing. |
Yoga is practiced by people, young and old, and there is a style of yoga to fit just about every fitness level and lifestyle desire. So if you’re looking to de-stress, re-flex, get healthy, or just feel great – Namaste- you can surf the web for tons of at-home yoga video tutorials to try while many of us are spending more time at home.
No matter which method of Yoga you choose, you will likely feel improvements in the following:
Mind-body harmony. Yoga practice includes breathing exercises designed to help you turn your focus inward. The result is a calmness and mental clarity that helps focus your attention and concentration.
Strength and flexibility. Poses, or asanas, are part of every yoga practice, whether these are held for longer periods of time to encourage deep stretching or performed quickly or strung together as routine. Postures use various muscle groups and almost every pose can be modified for your own fitness level and flexibility, but with continued yoga practice, both improve.
Core strength. Most yoga poses rely on a strong core for balance. To find the correct post that is right for you, you will need to concentrate on finding your center, sitting, and standing properly. With regular practice, your core will get stronger.
Health and wellness. The meditative properties of breathing exercises help to reduce stress. Relaxation is stress’s natural antidote. With your improved strength, greater flexibility, increased awareness, and reduced stress, how can your physical and mental health not improve?