Practiced in Indian culture for thousands of years, yoga is very popular in Europe today because of its benefits for the mind, body and soul. If you still don’t believe it, learn about seven reasons why you should try yoga and see if we can convince you.
Yogis all over the world are trying to understand why someone would not want to try yoga. Millions of yoga practitioners cannot be mistaken about the benefits this ancient practice can bring to our overall health and well-being. Here are seven reasons why you should try yoga. Find out what it is all about …
• Improves flexibility. Attending our first yoga class may make you doubt your body’s flexibility, and beyond Paradise Bird, it may seem impossible to achieve. But over time, you will start to notice small changes. This is because all of our muscles, tendons and ligaments stretch, allowing us to freely develop a given position from basic to advanced.
• Relaxing effect. Yoga is considered to be one of the best forms of relaxation – it helps to release our bodies from excess stress, cortisol. While cortisol helps us react adequately in stressful situations, too much cortisol is toxic to our body and can lead to mental and physical problems.
• Improve the balance. Many of us are no longer able to stand firmly on one leg as we did in childhood. This is because we’re not as active as we used to be, and we don’t use the muscles to do that. For many elderly people, this inability to maintain balance can lead to falls and injuries. The stretching techniques used in yoga improve our strength, which in turn allows us to maintain a certain posture for longer periods of time.
• Improving posture. The general availability of technology has undoubtedly created a society of sedentary people of questionable posture. Yoga class exercises involve stretching and lifting the body, leading to long-term improvement in our posture. If you are concerned about your posture, definitely take it a step further and try Antigravity Yoga Class at Holmes Place. Doing yoga in suspension decompresses the spine, helping you reach the perfect position.