Yoga Brings Multiple Benefits to Daily Living
Flooid Yoga's Beth Beary describes how yoga can impact one's life.
Practicing yoga on a regular basis is known to reduce stress, build physical and mental strength, increase flexibility and improve posture to complement a healthy lifestyle.
Yoga's movements and breath draw attention away from the chaos of life and toward calm as the body moves through postures that require concentration. It can also enhance mood and instill an overall sense of well-being.
Regular practice strengthens muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. It takes a great deal of strength to hold balanced poses. With an asana (pose) practice, we receive whole body benefits while remaining low impact on joints.
Mental strength comes from welcoming and embracing failure, no matter how long we’ve been practicing. Understanding that our practice will vary from day to day, clearing the mind and being okay with our body not doing exactly what we want it to do will increase mental resolve.
Yoga poses stretch the muscles, increasing their range of motion. With regular practice, flexibility will increase. Seemingly impossible poses will become possible in time.
Improve posture by regularly practicing yoga poses that target the muscles and joints most affected by bad posture, including shoulders, spinal erectors, abdominals and neck. Posture is an important dimension of health that should get the attention it deserves.
In addition to strengthening and toning muscles, yoga is a total mind-body workout, linking deep breathing and relaxation with strengthening and stretching poses and postures.
Beth Beary is the owner of floo-id Yoga, in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480-515-9642 or visit FlooidYoga.com.