The Benefits of yoga
Yoga is a holistic practice that helps to link or bring harmony to the mind and body. Through the use of physical postures, or asana, and breath work or pranayama, we can synergies the mind and body. We can categorize the benefits of yoga into emotional, mind, body, spirit categories.
Yoga can help to process emotions that are stored in the somatic nervous system. Because yoga is calming, soothing, and regulating, it provides an anchor and a feeling of well-being that can help to call up unprocessed materials which you can take the opportunity to further work through in a journal, or with a therapist if you like.
Yoga helps to “burn through” the mind’s chatter that can often cause us to get stuck in old patterns of thought and behavior that stop us from living a healthier life. Yoga provides skills that help you cultivate calm strength off the mat to ensure life’s challenges. Yoga helps to balance your energy so that you can feel balanced and prepared to handle whatever comes to you today.
Many people are becoming familiar with yoga’s unique quality of creating flexibility, range of motion, muscular balance, increased strength, and improved physical posture. It is also possible that yoga may help the digestive system and improve the function of various organs in the body.
Yoga has a rich heritage of spiritual traditions and practices. Practicing various rituals can help you to connect to yourself and your own spiritual practice, whatever you believe, and align yourself with your higher power. Some of these practices include chanting, mantras, and the use of mudras in meditation. You can study the ancient texts such as the Yoga Sutras and the Vedas if that is your type of interest.
The great news is that there are so many styles of yoga and a variety of practices, you can tailor your yoga practice to complement your lifestyle and bring about the balance that you are needing.
There are many styles of yoga. Here are just a few for you to familiarize with:
If your looking to deeply relax and rest your body 💖 restorative 💖 is a great choice!
If you want to strengthen your body , tone up, and lose weight, 💯 Power Yoga 💯 could definitely help!
If you are looking to burn up extra energy that is causing you to feel agitated, worried, or anxious, 💪🏻 Vinyasa 💪🏻 might be your choice!
If you want to cultivate a meditative, mindful balance that helps you flow with your life and adjust to transitions, ✨Hatha✨ could be your go-to!
If you’re healing from grief or trauma, needing help to calm the fluctuations of your mind, ☮️ Yoga Nidra ☮️ could be a comforting practice for you.
If you want a traditional, disciplined, highly structured practice that helps you achieve advanced postures, then 🧘🏻♀️ Ashtanga 🧘🏻♀️ is a great fit!
If you have physical pain and soreness (with your doctor’s release) you can try 😌Yin yoga😌 to help condition your joints.
And, you can combine many of these styles of yoga to tailor it to your personal needs! If you’d like help to personalize your yoga practice and to learn more about yoga, book a private yoga session with me! I would love to show you how yoga can work for you.