What is Yoga?

What is Yoga? It has rapidly become one of the most popular, if not the most popular, workout regime among those who are looking to gain flexibility, strength and even lose weight. It can be done from the privacy of your home, classrooms, and work or even while you travel. Yoga is great for reducing stress and allowing for greater relaxation. Once you get into the workout though, you learn that it is so much more than just a way to work out and keep in shape. It is a philosophy, a passion and a way of life for many of those involved in Yoga. While you may be getting into it for the exercise, you may soon find yourself wrapped in the philosophy and spirituality that Yoga brings along with it.

It can do a lot for the body, although it won’t cure every ailment. It can be worked into practically any lifestyle or schedule. Proven to increase health and body awareness allowing yoga participants to better control their bodies. From flexibility increases to better body alignment, Yoga can help with a variety of ailments.

Physical Benefits 

Increased Flexibility                           Increased Strength                    Improved Balance

Increased Stamina                             Improved Body Alignment (reduces joint pain)

Mental Benefits                                  Stress Reduction                          Body Awareness

Better Sleep                                         Improve self-confidence             Relaxation

There are many more physical and mental benefits, but these are the major ones. Those who suffer from certain conditions can also benefit from yoga. Women who are pregnant or who are planning on becoming pregnant can benefit greatly from the workout. Finding the right fit for you is beneficial. As a beginner, I try taking classes to aid me with the techniques and teach me ways that I can improve my posture in every motion.  As I fully grasp the workouts, I plan on using apps and going outside the realm and find other places to workout. Yoga is good for the body and mind. You can find yourself taking a leap of faith in getting your body and mind into shape. Give it a shot!