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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.

Some of my favorites are : personalized yoga mat, botanical cork yoga mat, and goddess yoga mat.

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.

Some of my favorites are : yoga block and cork yoga block

A strap can be very beneficial to improve your posture and lengthen and deepen the stretch.

Some of my favorites are : blue and pink yoga strap and black yoga strap.

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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21 thoughts on “Yoga And Mental Health

  1. I love yoga! I definitely need to invest in some yoga accessories to take my yoga sessions a bit further x

    Roni | myelevatedexistence.com

  2. Yoga has been a HUGE help to me. It helps me feel more centered mentally and it also gives me a physical challenge.
    I currently only have a yoga mat. I’ve been looking into getting a block and strap though.
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. I agree, yoga is amazing. I have anxiety and ADHD. It helps me to focus and relax, which are two difficult things for me. I do mostly planks, and I am not sure of what type of yoga would fit me.

    1. Have you ever tried yoga with Adrienne on YouTube? If you wanted to mix it up I’d recommend checking it out! Thanks for reading and commenting ?

  4. Love this post. Just started doing yoga to help with my anxiety and depression and it’s helped a ton xx

  5. I’ve always loved yoga, but have gotten more into it as of late. It really does relax me . Given the status of the entire world dealing with covid19, I welcome anything that can help. Great post

  6. I’ve been doing a lot of yoga during quarantine and it has made a HUGELY positive impact on my mental health. I can’t do very vigorous exercise because I have chronic knee pain, so yoga is a great way for me to gently challenge my body and also center positivity in my mind. Great post!

  7. I really love having a yoga practice. It’s given me so much in terms of fitness, mobility, and emotional stability! Been doing it for years, maybe it’s time to try some of these accessories you mentioned.

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