I know it’s been a longggg time since my last post but I’m back!
Over the last month I’ve recently tried something new- yoga! I was inspired by one of my long-time friends to give it a try and see how I liked it…and it turns out it’s super fun and addicting! I absolutely fell in love with it right from the start. I’ve been going every day in between running errands whenever I can and when I can’t find the time to make it out to the studio, I practice a few poses at home. Turns out yoga is not only fun and a great way to stay active and healthy, it’s also got tons of benefits for your body that many are not even aware of! Based on an article from the Huffington Post (see link below for full article), yoga has been studied and shown to provide:
– Improved brain function
– lower stress levels
– alter gene expression
– increased flexibility
– lower blood pressure
– improved lung capacity
– improved sexual function
– reduced chronic neck pain
– anxiety relief
– relief from chronic back pain
– lower blood sugar levels in diabetics
– improved sense of balance
– stronger bones
– healthy weight
– lower risk of heart disease
Look at how many benefits you can get from such a fun activity! Yoga is one of those things where you don’t have to be flexible or “good” when you start. No one will judge you. It’s a healthy challenge that you can take at your own pace and practice as often as you like. After two weeks, I’ve noticed a SIGNIFICANT improvement in my balance, breathing, and mostly in my upper body and core strength.
Yoga is definitely something to give a try! It’s good for men, women and individuals of all ages, so what’s stopping you from giving it a go?
Huffington Post Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/28/body-on-yoga_n_4109595.html
Looking for a great yoga studio? Try Grimsby Yoga and Wellness Studio located at 12 Ontario Street Suit 2B in Grimsby, Ontario. A wonderful studio filled with the friendliest instructors around who are always willing to help and provide you with new challenges! Here is a link to their website: http://grimsbyyogaandwellness.com/