Why you need yoga in your life

Category : Health | Written by : Iris Pohl

We are all stressed out. And everyone tells us to try yoga. But the majority of us is still unwilling to practice it.  Our most common excuses are: 

 

“I’m not patient enough!”

“I don’t have time!” 

“I can’t even touch my toes!”

 

Sounds familiar? The truth is: If you can breathe – you can do yoga, simple as that. 

Everyone of us needs some moments of silence in this crazy and fast world.

Let’s talk about why you should start out with yoga NOW. Just give it a try! I tell you why…

YOGA  WILL HELP YOU LOOSE WEIGHT

To be honest, yoga is no heart-pumping workout, but it really is great for weight loss. This might be a result of a closer relationship between body and soul during yoga. Becoming more mindful also means becoming a more mindful eater, which will protect you from overeating. This improved awareness helps you to get more sensitive about your feeling of satiety. Plus, you will eat slower and you will be able to enjoy  food smells and tastes much better than before.

 

IT REDUCES STRESS

It’s proven that yoga helps to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Most people have too much cortisol in their bodies, because they have too much stress in their lives. Excess cortisol can increase weight gain, suppresses thyroid function, increases blood pressure, lowers immunity, and increases inflammatory processes and diseases in your body.

BETTER SLEEP

The majority of the world’s population suffers from varying degrees of insomnia. Doing yoga regularly helps you to calm the nervous system and improves the ability to rest. This can be attributed to yoga’s ability to help people deal with stress. In addition, yoga can be very therapeutic for those who experience depression or anxiety that can lead to consistent insomnia.

 

MORE ENERGY

At the beginning, yoga may seem a bit exhausting. But, as you continue, it will get easier, and you’ll actually feel more energized than when you started.

 

IMPROVES POSTURE

Yoga strengthens your upper-body and especially your core. Therefore, you will  notice an improved posture very soon. Good posture is not only healthy, it also helps you to stand taller, walk with confidence and look more attractive.

 

IMPROVES DIGESTION 

Practicing yoga can also benefit your digestive system, because it combines exercises with rhythmic breathing. Breathing brings life force into the body and cleans the body of toxic materials formed due to unhealthy foods and lifestyle.

Let it come, let it go, let it flow. #yoga #yogaflow #yogapractice

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BETTER SEX

Yoga can greatly enhance your time spent between the sheets. It makes you more flexible, helps you to reduce insecurity and increases body awareness and confidence. Women who practiced yoga everyday for a few weeks reported improvements in their sexual desire and ability to orgasm.

 

BOOSTS YOUR MOOD & CONFIDENCE

Yoga reduces feelings of frustration, anxiety, regret, anger and fear – all those feelings that can cause stress. Without any forms of anxiety, you are able to establish an internal connection with yourself. Thanks to that consequent reflection, your perception of other people and awareness will change improving your relashionships.. This process releases tension from your mind so you  feel more confident about your physical body.

 

How to start?

The best ways to start out with yoga is to find a beginner’s class, or get a personal instructor. Classes also offer regular communication and exchange of insights, which is also important for beginners. Most yoga-people are pretty supportive of beginners, so there is no need to be shy. If you´re not that into communicating with others,, you can learn yoga from books and videos.

 

No matter which level of yoga you choose, you’ll probably start noticing benefits soon.

It’s never too late to start…

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Author:

Iris Pohl

Fitness & Nutrition Expert | Licensed Sports Nutritionist | Certified Sports Journalist | TV Presenter

Iris loves encouraging others reaching their fitness goals and starting an active, healthy lifestyle. Her mission is to help women of all ages create a healthier, sexier, stronger, body and mind.


“Start. And keep going."