5 Reasons to Practice Yoga Everyday
To celebrate International Yoga Day 2018, we have compiled our top reasons to start practicing yoga today.
1. REDUCE STRESS
Studies have shown that yoga practice can ease stress significantly as your heart rate is lowered and your body becomes more flexible in responding to stress. Focus on your breathing while practicing relaxing asanas
2. IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY, STRENGTH AND POSTURE
Even if you have never tried yoga before, practicing simple poses each day will help you feel the difference in your muscle flexibility and strength. Some asanas to try for improved posture include the Bow Pose, Cobra Pose, Standard Forward Pose and Tree Pose. This can also help relieve aches and pains that may be caused by bad posture
3. BETTER BREATHING
This goes hand in hand with reason number 1. Breathing exercises, called pranayama, are an essential part of yoga practice, allowing you to focus on slowing down the breath and breathing in fully to the pit of your stomach and back to the top of your lungs.
4. IMPROVE BALANCE
Building up your core strength through yoga can help improve balance in both young and older people, which will in turn help with posture.
5. IMPROVE SELF CONFIDENCE
Yoga and mindfulness go hand in hand – it helps you concentrate on opening a deep connection with your inner self. Having clarity of mind and becoming more self aware through practicing yoga on a daily basis will improve self-confidence