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5 great reasons to take up yoga right now

Written by Leonescu Claudia

Practicing yoga is not only challenging poses and the inhale-exhale process we’re sure you’ve heard about. You’d be surprised to find out the many benefits of mind & body experience and once you’ve tried it, you will definitely fall in love with it and add it to your daily routine.

Yoga is rooted in ancient Indian philosophy and it gathers in a wonderful way both physical and mental disciplines, being used for meditative practices as well as health reasons. A blend of postures, breathing techniques and state of mind can take your experience to another level. You may think it’s all talk, but after taking those deep breaths for as little as 30 minutes, you’ll feel the difference. You also don’t need to worry about not being able to perform all the poses perfectly, that’s just a matter of time and practice. We’ve laid out some of the far-sighted reasons we could think of.

1. It improves your health

Current research studies are proving that practicing yoga can reduce back pain and offer your body a better function overall. It helps with blood circulation problems (either low or high) and heart problems, by stretching the cells throughout your body will get more oxygen. If you’re dealing with arthritis, osteoporosis, you also might want to look into it. Additionally, yoga has been known to reduce injury risk since it can enhance your immune system, manage stress levels and improve balance to your body. As the practice influences the psychological state as well, it can be a weapon against depression, anxiety or stress-related conditions.

2. It clears your mind and helps you concentrate better

Once those sore muscles have loosen and you equilibrate your breathing, you’ll feel an instant flow of peacefulness and positive vibrations from your body straight to your mind. Relieving the stress and baggage you gathered from your busy week, you’ll cultivate mindfulness and connect all your Yings to your Yangs.

3. It’s perfect for a workout

Not a huge fan of going to the gym or jogging? Consider yoga as your workout. Some positions will require putting your body to work and applying pressure which may lead to weight loss and strengthen muscles. It also promotes flexibility and improves your body posture.

4. It can help with sleeping problems

There are specific poses which can be performed right before going to bed. Many people have fallen asleep during yoga sessions due to the fact that it alleviates pain from specific areas and induces you in a state of complete relaxation. So, why not try it?

5. It helps you become more aware of your body

You’re going to have to stretch, twist and curl hard, you’re going to have to dose your breathing and clear your mind, this will offer you a better understanding of what are your weak and strong spots.

If you don’t have the time or the money to take up yoga under a trainer, don’t worry there are step-by step tutorials you can easily access online. Lay in whichever position you feel comfortable, free your mind and just let your body be flooded with relaxation.

About the author

Leonescu Claudia

Initially when I turned to writing it was a decision made on some pretty shallow grounds, first off it was Carrie Bradshaw building a fire under my writing juices. Spicing that up with some reading, somewhere in my 2nd year of collage I was already fascinated. Margaret Laurence once said ”When I say work I only mean writing. Everything else is just odd jobs.” and I find that painfully true.
If it's something you're drawn to, you reach for it in any of its forms, either it's in a newspaper, on a blog, maybe a book or a novel or you just go full-freelancing, you reach for it:)

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