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What is yoga
The word “yoga” in Sanskrit means listen. Listening is the key to what yoga is all about. It is about listening to your body. Stretching, bending, breathing, and listening. It’s about becoming more aware of your body, its strengths, where it needs help, and nurturing it.
Why try yoga?
When doing the yoga pose itself the stretching opens up tight areas in the body and also strengthening those muscles. This helps with good posture and also helps you focus on body awareness. You relax or contract each muscle with each different yoga pose.
The benefits of yoga:
- It’s a great way to strengthen your body and core.
- It’s an excellent stress reliever.
- It can be done anywhere.
- It’s a good way to learn how to connect with yourself.
- Yoga practices are fun and none competitive.
- Best of all it can be fine anywhere at any time.
Why yoga is for everyone?
Yoga helps you improve strength by using your core for support. While I’m a yoga pose your muscles are activated to keep you in that particular pose. Yoga helps tap into your own flexibility while limbering you up. Once you start it’s about stretching your limits.
For me and myself
I found the first time I did yoga I felt better and I could breathe. My limbs felt light and my entire body felt refreshed after stretching.
You’re probably like “Leslie – cut the bullshit” but I bullshit you not friend! If you give it one session just one 30 minutes session I can assure you that you’ll notice a difference.
Once you do it everyday for a month you’ll noticed changes in the way your body feels, all of this just by stretching.
I’ve put together a few simple yet easy yoga poses for you to try, anyone that wants to try! Get your family and your friends in on each pose. These poses are better when done on the right equipment so no one gets hurt but have an optimal workout.
I’m no doctor so if you find yourself in pain or there is discomfort then don’t try yo push yourself. These poses can go at your own pace.
At first, I suggest doing one yoga pose a day. You can hold each pose for 2-3 minutes if you can. You can also increase that time once you continue your daily practice.
To help you get started I’ve posted 15 different poses that are sure to give you results. The key is to stretch into each pose, remember not to hurt yourself! Yoga is supposed to be relaxing.
I decided to give you guys visuals for each pose rather than explain each pose. This way you’ll get an idea of what the correct pose looks like.
Adrian is an amazing teacher and she knows her stuff! I watch her videos and learn something new each time.
Yoga poses daily:
Forward Fold pose
Upward dog pose
Down dog pose
Knee to nose pose
Warrior 1 pose
Warrior 2 pose
Warrior 3 pose
Reverse Warrior pose
If you give any of these pose a try please let me know how they worked for you. Remember to only go at your own pace, do not strain or push yourself too hard.