Today is International Yoga Day. We are celebrating by sharing some of the many health benefits of Yoga. The practice has been around for years and it is a wonderful exercise to add into your life. I took my first yoga class at 17-years-old and I was hooked. I can say with consistent practice there are a lot of positive changes that will happen in your life mind, body, and soul.
Here are some health benefits that yoga offers.
Release stress: The breathing exercises that are incorporated into the practice will help you reduce stress. Breathing is a wonderful exercise that will help you calm down quickly. If you want long-term results it is important to stay consistent with proper breathing, breathing exercises, and yoga. Due to the mind body connection during the workout, yoga is also known to lower the levels of cortisol which is a stress hormone.
Weight loss: With regular yoga practice you will notice that your body is more toned. The mental stregnth that increases with yoga practice also aids in discipline when it comes to food and increased mindfulness when it comes to taking care of your body.
Improves circulation: There are yoga poses that will help circulation throughout the body. Two of the popular poses are downward dog and legs up the wall pose.
Peace and presence: The beautiful practice of yoga allows you to align yourself and create a sense of peace and presence. This eventually carries over into your lifestyle with regular practice.
Increases Energy: There are poses that will increase energy these include the tree and corpse poses .The fact that yoga reduces cortisol this also helps increase your energy.
If you want to try yoga in the comfort of your own home Kimberly Snyder’s new DVD “The Beauty Detox Power Yoga Series.” is a great place to start.
Whether you’re a beginner or incorporate yoga into your daily routine – with constant practice in just a few weeks, you’ll glow with joy. You can purchase the DVD Series on her website at KimberlySnyder.com.
To up the ante Kimberly’s amazing book “The Beauty Detox Power: Nourish Your Mind and Body for Weight Loss and Discover True Joy” will have your waist slimmer and skin glowing from the inside out.
Let us know in the comments. Have you tried yoga?
Photo: Kimberly Snyder