Why practice Yoga?
What makes yoga so good?
At times I struggle to find the words? Not because I don’t know them, but more so because there are so many. I know for MY body and ME the benefits. I know how the blissful state post practice, I know my muscle adore being isolated, contracted and stretched. I know my mental and emotional wellbeing crave the safety of the mat, the energetic release through subtle opening in the body, the chance to release and restore the whole body. I also know all to well what happens when I don’t practice.
What are the benefits of yoga?
By now we all know yoga has benefits. In the western world yoga’s popularity is growing by the masses, and for good reason.
* Aids in mental health reducing anxiety, stress, and depression
* helps build lean muscle and flexibility
* reduces insomnia and sleep disorders
* assists the digestive system
* regulates hormones
* detoxifies the body
* assists and restores the body to be in homeostasis.
Yoga is not only a physical practice, the asana are just one limb of eight and through the physical practice comes a deeper awareness and a self-study.
In this very demanding, striving, over-stimulated world the above sounds truly wonderful. For me I practice yoga because it gives me a place to be. A place of no judgement and through regular practice I reap the rewards.