This week’s highlight for self-care is something I’ve been adding into my fitness regimen lately; yoga! Lately, at
least two-three times a week, I’ve committed to doing at least 20-30 minutes of yoga.
A lot of people wonder what you can get out of yoga, or what the point of it is; well I’m here to tell you that it’s much more than stretching and holding specific poses. Yoga actually has some very deep and meaningful purposes for your mind, body and spirit that can be very beneficial to self-care.
Yoga, pet Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, is defined as the following:
- a system of exercises for mental and physical health
- a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind
There are several types of yoga practices and techniques that all serve different purposes. I have always gained a positive benefit from doing yoga after workouts and at the beginning of my workday, paired with meditation. I will admit, it’s been a while since I’ve done it, but my hope is to start back up pretty soon. It always helped me start my day with a clear and positive mindset and ready to accomplish anything!
Some of the benefits you receive from a regular practice of yoga are as follows:
- Overall better flexibility and range of motion
- Increased energy and mood
- Muscle toning
- Weight loss
- Improves blood flow
Overall, if you’re into health and fitness and ensuring you keep yourself looking and feeling good, yoga is a good practice to keep in your routine! And it just makes you feel awesome!!