Yoga for beginners
Fitness Aug 15, 2017
Are you looking for reasons to try yoga? You’d be surprised to find out how many benefits it actually has! So, get ready, roll out the yoga mat and discover how this way of life can increase your body’s strength and flexibility.
1. Lessen stress
Have you heard about the ‘downward facing dog’ position? It focuses on calming the brain and is therapeutic for persons with high blood pressure. These type of calming exercises uses techniques which focus on breathing to relieve stress and allow you to feel relaxed. It boosts oxygen levels to the brain which in turns makes you feel happier.
2. Increased flexibility
The most common excuse you’ll hear from people trying to avoid yoga is that they aren’t flexible enough. This is a common misconception when in reality your muscles learn to stretch each time you practise. Yoga also stretches other soft tissue (ligaments and tendons) increasing the range of motion in the joints and allowing you to move around more freely. So, don’t feel discouraged if you can’t reach your toes in the first class, if you stick with it your muscles will start to loosen up and you’ll be able to stretch a lot further.
3. Improves strength
Through increased flexibility and muscle building, you are actually able to protect your body from conditions like arthritis and back pain. This is because yoga helps you strengthen your upper body (downward facing dog), core (planking) and lower body (standing and balancing poses) which all aid in creating a better body posture. Through constantly practising the art of yoga, you’ll find that your posture will start to improve. This is because your abdominals and back muscles can now fully support your weight.
Improve your health, posture and the way you breathe and you’re well on your way to becoming a yoga guru. At Rosebank Mall we offer a variety of sporting equipment and retail stores to make exercise and fitness a firm part of your healthy lifestyle. First stop Rosebank Mall, second stop healthy life!
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