Why You Should Consider Yoga

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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:

  1. It’s a great way to strengthen your body and core.
  2. It’s an excellent stress reliever.
  3. It can be done anywhere.
  4. It’s a good way to learn how to connect with yourself.
  5.  Yoga practices are fun and none competitive.
  6. 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.

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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.

A few of my favorite products to get you started:

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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.

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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.

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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:
Chair Pose
Forward Fold pose
Chaturanga
Upward dog pose
Cobra pose
Down dog pose
Staff pose
Mountain pose
Knee to nose pose
Warrior 1 pose
Warrior 2 pose
Warrior 3 pose
Reverse Warrior pose
Pigeon pose 
Plank

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.

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31 thoughts on “Why You Should Consider Yoga

  1. Yoga is so important! They even offer a biweekly free class of Yoga at my job to entice people to go do it. Definitely a way to destress and build up strength at the same time!

  2. Beautiful post! I meditate daily and do bits of yoga however I do not have a proper routine I stick to. I think I am going to set 2 days a week of doing yoga in the evenings before I meditate. Myself and my daughter do little bits of yoga together which is super cute!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Alyssa
    The Sacred Space AP

    1. Oh that is fun, you do it with your daughter. I don’t have kids, just a cat who likes to hold up progress. It seems daunting at first but it can be as slow or quick as you’d like.

  3. Really nice post. I have not tried yoga because I’m not flexible and partly due to religious reasons. Having said that; have a look on YouTube at videos by Sadhguru.

  4. I can’t say enough good things about yoga. It’s transformative, and was designed to be a complete system of personal self-mastery. You can learn so much about yourself and the world simply by getting into yoga, not to mention take control of your health. Great article!

  5. Thanks for posting these beginner moves! I’ve been told multiple times to try yoga, but I always try videos or poses that are too advanced and I get discouraged. I’ll give these a try!

    1. Don’t be nervous, if you’re doing it at home you can laugh at yourself. Do you know how many times I’ve fallen on my face? I’m pretty sure my cat sits to watch so he can laugh at me.

  6. I have never tried Yoga but recently I have heard more and more people talking about it. I didn’t think there were so many benefits to yoga. I will need to have a look and see if there is a class near me I can join and give it a try.

  7. I do a tiny bit of ‘yoga’ at the gym but I really need to incorporate more into my life, like before bed or when I wake up! Thanks for sharing

  8. Yoga was life changing for me. There are so many benefits to practicing – physical, spiritual, mental.

    This is a great post for any one considering starting yoga practice.

    And a good reminder for me about why I need to make time to get back onto my practice ♡

  9. I’m fairly new practitioner of yoga as well – I could definitely recommend it to everyone – helps with stress, improves focus (yes, it’s mindful practice) and have overall good impact on the body. If that would be not convincing enough – it allows to be more efficient in any other sport.

  10. Great post! I should really get into yoga again, I have done it a couple of months and it was great, but then my health goes down and I have to pick between yoga and something else and something else wins. I guess one pose a day is a good way to still do both even when my health isn’t best. Thanks for this post + the list with poses. 🙂

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