Yoga is not just about mastering downward dog and wearing tight Lululemon gear. It goes far beyond anything that I’ve ever imagined. Besides improving flexibility, strength, and body composition, yoga is like medicine for the soul.
During practice, you are instructed to ‘be present’. You are encouraged to connect with your body. You become alive, awake, and most importantly, aware.
As you integrate yoga and meditation into your daily life, you stop searching outward for satisfaction and realize that all along, you’ve been holding the key to your own happiness.
When you are in this state of being, you radiate beautiful energy to the outside world.
When you are satisfied, fulfilled, and in love with yourself, you will attract great things into your life. If you are feeling low, unhappy, and disappointed (AKA vibrating at a low energy), you likely aren’t going to attract anything positive.
If you’re wondering how yoga can improve your life, beyond just increasing flexibility, keep reading…
Top 3 Benefits of Yoga
1. IT GETS YOU CONNECTED
In our modern, fast paced world, we are ultra-connected and at the same time, ultra-disconnected.
Sure we can easily stay in touch via text or social media, but when was the last time you engaged in a deep, meaningful conversation through modern communication techniques?
In yoga, you learn to slow down, breathe, and connect with yourself. By connecting with yourself, you connect better with others.
2. THE MORE LOVE YOU GIVE YOURSELF, THE MORE YOU HAVE TO GIVE OTHERS
Yoga is a very non-judgmental, loving, and nurturing practice. Not only does it energize you, it gives you the opportunity to nurture your soul.
You feed your soul love, happy thoughts, and ‘Qi’ (also known as energy).
Think about it, if you’re exhausted, feeling drained, or depleted, how can you possibly give to others? To be a good parent, a good worker, and a good partner, you need to give to yourself first.
3. IT WILL HELP YOU LET GO OF TOXINS
Yoga is like guided meditation. It helps you let go of the past and focus on the present. It helps you feel lighter, calmer, and clearer. Many people are closed off and carry past hurt, pain, and disappointment around with them every day.
Releasing toxicity from your past will help clear out the old and make space for the new.