Why Practice Yoga

January 17, 2017 / Mind and Body, Wellness

Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years. It is a practice that contains numerous poses and techniques for maintaining health and well being. Following a series of poses and with a controlled breath the body, mind and spirit can be awakened and balanced. Yoga, sometimes called meditation in movement,  is a wonderful way to manage stress and get the blood flowing. It can over time clear out all sorts of trauma and energies in the body. It is alway something to be practiced and never achieved.


Yoga teaches us to accept the things we can’t change and the patience to endure the things we can. It is much more than just about the poses, flexibility and the ability to perform. Yoga teaches us to breath and move in certain ways that provide us so many benefits to our health. Yoga is such a powerful well rounded activity that it allows us to release so much of what we hold on to. The nature of the postures and movement of yoga allows us to detox the body, release fascial tissue and increase mobility in joints. It can make you feel more comfortable and confident in your own body.


The many benefits that yoga offers can be seen in as little as a 10 minute practice. Though we recommend doing it longer and more often than just a short 10 minute session, incorporating a short yoga practice in your life has the power to completely transform your health and wellness. To get the maximum result we recommend you practice at least 30 minutes 3 times a week. Who knows you might find yourself a more frequent visitor to the mat once you have experienced it for yourself.


Benefits of Yoga:

Improves flexibility

Increases circulation and gets your heart pumping

Builds muscle strength

Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown

Improves connective tissue

Improves bone density

Helps with lymph drainage

Boosts your immune system

Lowers blood pressure

Lowers blood sugar

Increases focus

Decreases stress

Improves balance and posture

Releases tension

Improves sleep

Improves lung function

Increase self esteem

Improves sinus function

Benefits your relationships

Promotes self care

All of these benefits come because of the way we have to engage our mind, body and soul in a yoga practice. So it is important to have patiences when beginning a practice. It doesn’t take long to feel the changes in your body but it can take some time to get to the deep levels. You’ll see a shift in your mindset because of the breathing and meditation. You’ll experience more comfort in your body because of the physical movement. You will notice you feel more balance in your everyday life because of the principles yoga follows and the strength that it gives you.