Yoga is amazing in every way, shape, and form.
The benefits are incredible and there are SO many! From mental health to physical health, yoga has never ending benefits. It is actually often referred to as a complimentary therapy by doctors and is frequently recommended to aid with a variety of problems/conditions, etc.
There are several styles. A few of them are Vinyass, Hatha, Ivengar Kundalini, Ashtanga, and Bikram. Each having a different purpose, rhythm and flow, bringing various benefits to practicing.
Yoga is a wonderful self-soothing technique that brings focus and awareness to the present, potentially helping to lower your stress and anxiety.
Practicing this gentle movement can help you gain control over your breath and bring awareness to your feelings and emotions in the moment. A lot of anxieties involve worries/uncertainties about the future, and being committed to your practice can help calm and soothe that. It can help bring you an increased flexibility and balance, as well as improved athletic performance. Yoga can lower the amount of cortisol released which is the stress hormone. It can also lead to better sleep and better breathing.
Traditionally this type of activity is a slow-moving exercise making it gentle and low-impact on your joints and bones.
It can be a great solution to many with joint and chronic pain. It’s a great way to tone and strengthen your body without needing very much at all.
Equipment you may want:
A mat is a good thing to invest in. It provides comfort and cushion while you practice and gives you the spatial understanding of the size of your poses.
A block can help you get a deeper stretch in a lot more comfortable way. Bringing the ground closer to you can help you work on your flexibility in a very gently and slow way.
A strap can be very beneficial to improve your posture and lengthen and deepen the stretch.
A soft, supportive cotton sports bra is a must. It can reduce pain and discomfort in your back, shoulders and chest. Cotton is very breathable as well, so a great material for a sports bra.
Do you use any of these yoga accessories? Have you ever tried them? Do you find that yoga helps with your mental health?
Love Always, Enn
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