Yoga has been around for thousands of years.
And when you incorporate yoga in your life, you’ll be able to discover for yourself why it has gained the popularity it is now enjoying.
In essence, yoga aims to rejuvenate both the mind and the body and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the self.
It is a discipline that will help you become more in tuned with the mind, body, and spirit connection.
Not convinced yet?
Here are some of the amazing things you will notice once you incorporate yoga in your daily life:
Yoga can help you let go of things that are no longer serving you.
You’ve probably heard your yoga instructor say this and eventually, as you go along, you will realize it’s true.
As you realize there is no place for competition in yoga class and you are only up against your former self, you’ll be able to apply that philosophy in your daily life.
You may also discover that you sometimes trigger old emotions during a specific pose.
Even if you feel like crying and you may sometimes feel sick, nothing is wrong with you.
There will be certain times when you will feel overwhelmed, even while in yoga class.
Keep in mind that in yoga, buried emotions will sometimes resurface but you can always release them so you can completely heal.
Yoga can give your confidence a huge boost.
A huge part of yoga is building a stronger (and deeper) connection with yourself and your body.
Over time, you will develop an appreciation of your body especially when you are able to masterfully execute all those challenging yoga poses.
You will be able to fully embrace yourself and your body once you discover what you are capable of doing.
You’ll be able to tone and strengthen areas you’ve always felt insecure about and have issues with.
Yoga will help you become mindful of the types of food you are consuming.
Perhaps it is the result of the detoxing stretches.
Or maybe, you can credit it to newfound awareness and appreciation of your body.
Whatever it may be, yoga is credited by many for clicking a switch in the brain and all of a sudden, they no longer want to fill their bodies with junk foods, chemicals, and sugar-loaded food.
Since yoga gets you more in touch with your body, it will also make you want to take good care of your body more by feeding it accordingly.
From there, you’ll notice dramatic changes in your metabolism and you will have a stronger body since it will be able to use the vitamins and minerals more effectively and efficiently.
Yoga can help you sleep more deeply.
Many studies have documented the link between yoga and fuller and sounder sleep.
There’s no denying how beneficial (and extremely important) sleep can be.
Lack of quality sleep will not only significantly affect your productivity and mood, it can also affect your health.
Fortunately, this is something yoga can help you with.
Once you get fuller, sounder, and quality sleep, you’ll be able to curb your stress levels, your productivity will increase, your cognitive function will be enhanced and you’ll be improving your quality of life in ways you never thought possible.
Yoga can help minimize pains and aches.
Many research has shown that who suffer from frequent and chronic pains and aches have reduced them significantly with regular yoga sessions.
If you want to pursue yoga for this particular reason, speak with your doctor first before starting any yoga practice.
Once you get the go signal, make sure you find a seasoned, competent, and qualified yoga instructor to help you out.
Make sure you also inform your instructor about the pains and aches you want to work on as well as any other medical conditions they need to know of.
This is important so they can recommend tailored poses that can help alleviate the pain and make it disappear eventually.
Yoga can help you become more mindful of your actions even off the mat.
Since yoga can give you more insight and awareness of how you and your body reacts in certain situations, you can easily remedy the symptoms and find the best solutions.
And since yoga can teach you how to be positive and set positive intentions for the day, you will learn how to become more patient with life’s flow.
Other benefits that yoga offers off the mat can be read here.
Yoga can teach you how to use your breath as a healing tool.
The International Journal of Yoga has documented that different yoga breathing techniques can “positively affect the immune function, autonomic nervous system imbalances, and psychological or stress-related disorders.”
Without doubt, yoga is much more beneficial than you think!
Yoga’s different techniques incorporated into the daily life has also been known to ease anxiety, lower blood pressure, significantly reduce stress.
Case in point—diaphragmatic breathing is wonderful for beginners because you will learn how to breathe consciously by focusing on how it feels to breathe.
If you want to explore different types of breathing exercises, it would be best to do some research or ask your yoga instructor for recommendations.