Yoga has been around for thousands of years. Eastern cultures have known the value and health benefits for a long time but we are now seeing the practice of yoga in Western cultures. Thankfully we are integrating yoga into our health and wellness programs which are gaining wide support from the fields of science and medicine.
I manage to practice yoga about three times a week though I know that daily practice would prove to be most beneficial. Whatever your time constraints or non-time constraints are – adding yoga to your personal wellness program is no doubt a wise choice. I always suggest that anyone starting out new to just go slowly. Ease your body into it and make it something that works for you rather than trying to be perfect and forcing yourself into the numerous contortions that you see the instructor do. It doesn’t matter if you are young or old you will see changes in your body – and your mind – as you continue over the weeks and months. Flexibility, calmness, and being more aware of your surroundings are just the beginning of what you can expect. Yoga also pairs well with other meditative practices.
Many gyms now offer classes as part of their membership or you can find a local yoga studio. Heck, even buy a DVD or watch yoga on YouTube.
So grab your best friend – or not – and give it a whirl. Namaste!