Why should I do Yoga? you may ask yourself. What’s in it for me?
I try not to go on too much to people who I meet, friends and family, I do believe that it’s a personal choice. But ask anyone who already does it and they will probably tell you it’s one of the best decisions they made in regards to their health.
Yoga works on the BODY and the MIND more than any other style of exercise. Arguably people find moments of meditation and or calmness of mind during running, cycling, many other sports, but yoga is as much about the mental as it is the physical and unlike other sports you should leave a class practice feeling calmer and more positive than when you entered.
‘I really regret going to that Yoga class’ – said NO ONE EVER!!!!!
As with most people I came to Yoga from a purely physical perspective, as a dancer it was a good way to keep flexible and what other class do you get to lie down and have a little rest in at the end?!! As I dived deeper into the yoga ocean I started to like how that ‘little rest’ left me feeling relaxed, positive and calm. During a time of emotional turmoil I started my teacher training and now can say, without any exaggeration that Yoga changed my life.
So, that’s me, and if you don’t like Yoga no worries, find something else that works for you, but as the one of the western world’s fastest growing ‘fitness’ style it is proven to work for many.
So WHY should you do Yoga?
Here are just some of the amazing benefits:
- Stress relief, helps anxiety and depression
- Helps breathing problem, respiratory related illness
- Improves strength, balance, dexterity, and mental clarity
- Helps physical ailments improve, particularly back pain
- Improves your awareness of a healthy diet, and sustainable living and eating
- Tones the body using own body weight
- Helps the mind focus and stay positive
- Brings loads of lovely, comfy yoga pants into your life 😉
So, if that hasn’t convinced you to give it a try then I don’t know what will!!!
But seriously, I find it the best thing for me, and I would love to share that passion and enthusiasm with you – so if you live in Gloucestershire, UK, come and join me on the mat! Details of classes can be found on my Facebook page: