The Power of Yoga

I recently decided to try out a free Yoga class for the first time. There are tremendous mental health benefits of doing yoga. The yoga actually made me feel great to my core. I felt centered, calm and more so, I felt present in the moment. The stress that I have been holding to for the past couple of months, just seemed to disappear in that space. I felt a great sense of peace as I focused my attention to giving my body what it needed to perform better on a daily basis. My back is extremely grateful as some of the floor positions really helped to stretch out the pain I usually carry due to sitting on my laptop for long hours.

The American Osteopathic Association have listed the below as benefits of doing Yoga:

  • Increased flexibility

  • Increased muscle strength and tone

  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality

  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism

  • Weight reduction

  • Cardio and circulatory health

  • Improved athletic performance

  • Protection from injury

Site details: http://www.osteopathic.org/osteopathic-health/about-your-health/health-conditions-library/general-health/Pages/yoga.aspx

Overall, the experience was so positive and I felt realigned with my goals and purpose in life. I absolutely recommend you to try it out. There are numerous free classes around the city.

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