It’s no secret that since the pandemic started, almost a year ago, isolation has been a constant factor of our daily lives. This has eroded many of the things that normally protect our mental health – from social connectedness to financial security and hope for the future. With all that extra pressure, it is no surprise that more and more people have turned to online Yoga practice to find relief from stress and promote wellbeing.
The importance of Yoga practice has grown to the point of being incorporated to the wellness section of the United Nations website. (https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus/wellness)
So how exactly can yoga practice help you? Contrary to what most people might think, yoga isn’t just a workout that promotes flexibility and it isn’t a religion either. Yoga is a journey of self-discovery that brings us an infinite amount of benefits on the way, all while centring the practitioner into a sense of calm.
How does it do that? Every single yoga posture has a holistic approach with a deeper purpose: regulating the functions of our body systems so we can create a state of inner balance between our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body. That means the practice can be designed to help improve basically any ailments.
What are the benefits of yoga practice?
For physical health:
Increases resistance & strength.
Helps relieve chronic pain.
When well targeted, can heal injuries.
Lowers risk of heart disease.
Balances circulatory system.
Increases flexibility & mobility.
For mental health:
Inspires a positive mindset;
Improves focus & memory;
Brings clarity & better decision making;
Improves cognitive functions;
For emotional health:
Lowers stress levels;
Improves self esteem & confidence;
Develops emotional balance;
Inspires self love & acceptance;
Boosts sense of gratitude;
These are only a few of the benefits you can get from introducing a regular yoga practice into your life.
If you feel like you need that improvement in your overall well being, but don’t know where to start yoga, I’ve got you covered!
You can take your first ever yoga class now: Yoga for Total Beginners – Your yoga journey starts HERE.
This is a free class created specially for those who have never done yoga before, covering the basics: foundational postures, alignment and techniques that will allow you to make the best of your yoga experience from here onwards.
And even if you have practiced yoga before, watching this class will only strengthen your foundational experience so you can keep progressing in your personal journey with ease.
Ps.: In order to reap the most amount of benefits, it’s recommended to develop a regular practice. Even 20 minutes once a week will already add to your wellbeing in the long run. So now is the best time to get started.
Let’s kick the bad vibes away and become the best version of ourselves because, well, we deserve to feel this good.