Yoga, a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India, but luckily for us Yoga has become so popular that it is practiced all the world.
Here’s why you still need to give it a try;
Chronic health issues often flare up over the holidays, so don’t forget to use your yoga practice as preventive medicine. Keep persistent symptoms at bay from high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, back pain, heart issues, allergies and more. All this with a daily dose of yoga.
“I’m so stressed out. My mind is racing. Everything seems overwhelming. I just can’t stop thinking!” Are anxious feelings wearing down your holiday spirit? Politely excuse yourself from the party, turn off the computer & just take a break
Increase your concentration!
As if your life isn’t hectic enough, Distractions can wreak havoc on our memory, concentration and problem-solving. Keep your body toned and fit.
Keep your weight stable
A good yoga series burns calories, builds muscle, and provides your body with a systematic, holistic workout. More importantly, yoga practice helps you make friends with your body.
Lift your mood and maintain a positive outlook
Yoga practice is a great way to boost sagging spirits and tame your depression. Yoga raises your heart rate and gets the blood flowing throughout the body.
Work is stressful and your parents are coming for an extended holiday stay. You’re worried and anxious so it’s hard to fall asleep. You toss and turn all night, and now you’re cranky and irritated at breakfast.
Improve your vitality & energy
What happens when you follow a sequence of yoga movements choreographed to the rhythm of your breath? Your blood flow increases, more oxygen gets delivered to your cells and tissues, red blood cell and hemoglobin counts rise. You feel rejuvenated.
Maintain your mind-body connection
Why are we so clumsy and accident prone during the holiday season? Blame it on the stress- feeling overwhelmed can make you move too fast, lose your mind-body connection, and react with a fight or flight response to ordinary situations.
Remain centred, present, and in the moment
Your commitment to yoga practice is the most precious gift you can give to yourself. Don’t hesitate to use all of your yoga tools & breath, movement and mindfulness to keep your holiday season stress-free. Enjoy.
Appreciate. Celebrate. Rejoice. Connect. Forgive. Extend. Radiate. When you are centred, present, and in the moment, you can give and receive, love and be loved, touch and be touched back.
-Adapted from a press release