The 5 best reasons to start practicing Yoga this September.
As we near the end of September and the kids are back in school, we get to relish in our good ol’ fashion routines, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about ourselves. As busy women with a truck load of responsibilities, we have to do our very best to take care of our health and well-being as much as we do that of others.
It’s quite apropos that National Yoga Month falls in September when the season, and with that the weather is beginning to change and finding ways to keep fitness a regular part of our routine can become more challenging. Yoga may or may not be on your radar, but if you haven’t considered it, here are some reasons we suggest you try Yoga to stay fit.
1.Mind and Body
The meditative aspects of Yoga teach one to train their mind to quiet the incessant loop of to do’s and appointments for just 20-30 minutes at a time which encourages the brain to rebuild, recuperate and relax. This promotes an enhanced state of awareness which allows for stress reduction and self development.
2. The Relaxation Response
Yoga teaches you to breath deep, long reviving breaths which play an important role in overall body health. Deep, strong breaths teach your body to transition from the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) to the parasympathetic nervous system. The latter nervous system lowers breathing and heart rates, decreases blood pressure and is restorative and calming.
3. Boosts Immunity
The slow and extended movements in Yoga advocate for the body to release stress hormones that otherwise can compromise the immune system. These thoughtful, slow paced movements stimulate the lymphatic system to remove toxins and replace with oxygenated blood to encourage optimal health for organs all over the body.
4. Increases Bone Health
Bone health is strongly correlated to the health of muscles and the result of strength training fitness has an immediate impact on bones. In Yoga the strength training is perfectly balanced as the weight you are lifting is your own body weight. Being that the US suffers from close to 700,000 hip fractures annually, knowing that your bones and posture will become more sound from Yoga, is a sure reason to add it into noes weekly routine.
5. Builds Muscle Strength
The beauty of the muscle gain from Yoga is that it is paired with flexibility. So aside from looking good; big, strong, healthy muscles can protect one’s spine and helps to protect from painful conditions like arthritis and back pain.
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