Yoga, Relax Your Muscles, Your Mind, and Unwind. Life is busy, even hectic at times. You need the gift of Yoga in your tool belt! Your mind is stimulated with information all day long, you multi-task to finish your multi-tasks.  You work, you manage a household, you care for everyone around you, you give and give. You love and live. Click to read 17 reasons why you should start your yoga journey today! #yoga #body #mind #soul

Yoga, Relax Your Muscles, Your Mind, and Unwind.

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You need yoga in your healthy tool belt because your mind is stimulated with information all day long, you multi-task to finish your multi-tasks.  You work, you manage a household, you care for everyone around you, you give and give. You love and live.  Life is busy, even chaotic at times causing you to reach OVERLOAD!

Anxiety, stress, and daily life is why you need yoga to relax your muscles, your mind, and unwind all of you before you reach your tipping point.  Yoga builds a connection to the divine presence within you and in everyone around the world.

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Yoga, Relax Your Muscles, Your Mind, and Unwind. Life can be busy, even hectic at times. You need the gift of Yoga in your tool belt! Your mind is stimulated with information all day long, you multi-task to finish your multi-tasks.  You work, you manage a household, you care for everyone around you, you give and give. You love and live.

Have you ever been down the road to ‘overload’?  Are you there today as you read this post?  Do you think you might find yourself there again in the future?  Most of us get overwhelmed in this fast-paced world; the key to lowering your stress is to increase your self-awareness, notice small changes you can make throughout the day that alter your perspective.  Live with intention, connecting with who you really are, and why you do what you do.

Combat the first signs of anxiety by relaxing and connecting all the parts that makeup YOU.  You can read three easy stretches you can do now in a previous post Stretching for your mind, body and soul.

Yoga is the body and the mind united, working together towards the same goal.  The goal is to calm down and unwind your muscles and mind, which in turn gives you a sense of peace and harmony.  Yoga goes a long way in reducing stress and promoting a healthy daily focus by improving your mind-body connection.

 

Yoga, Relax Your Muscles, Your Mind, and Unwind. Life can be busy, even hectic at times. You need the gift of Yoga in your tool belt! Your mind is stimulated with information all day long, you multi-task to finish your multi-tasks.  You work, you manage a household, you care for everyone around you, you give and give. You love and live. Click to learn 17 reasons why you should start your yoga journey today! #yoga #body #mind #soul

You might be thinking that yoga is not for everyone, and a few years ago I would have agreed with you. Now though, it’s a complete 180 turnabout for me, I totally KNOW that there is a yoga for everyone!  Yes, we are all at different stages in our life and on a unique journey but I believe that all of us can benefit from a yoga practice.  When you begin, yoga might be uncomfortable, especially as you expand your awareness both physically and mentally but whatever you do, just but don’t quit. 

Yoga, Relax Your Muscles, Your Mind, and Unwind. Life is busy, even hectic at times. You need the gift of Yoga in your tool belt! Your mind is stimulated with information all day long, you multi-task to finish your multi-tasks.  You work, you manage a household, you care for everyone around you, you give and give. You love and live. Click to read 17 reasons why you should start your yoga journey today! #yoga #body #mind #soul

Get serious and commit to a 30 day Yoga challenge, it will change your life. 

Engaging in the practice of yoga daily for thirty days could be one of the biggest, life-altering decisions you ever make.  I guarantee that It will impact your physical and mental well-being in a huge, positive and meaningful way.  You will continue to see gradual changes in your physical fitness level, body strength and phenomenal positive changes in your mind and soul.

Choose an instructor who aligns with your belief system and values, just follow your heart.

Find an instructor who follows similar heart values to you, this will promote longevity in your practice.  Whether you follow a yoga instructor on YouTube or attend a local class, you can experience the benefits of yoga.  Do whatever gets you started and feels good to you!

If you prefer a home yoga practice, I highly recommend you try ‘Yoga with Adrienne.’  Her love for what she does comes across in each and every lesson, and her emails will inspire you to have faith in the process and keep practicing.  Adriene even has her own app, you can check it out here- app, wow, so cool!  A great series to start off each year is “Revolution.”  You can even repeat the Revolution set, perhaps use these lessons every other day while incorporating another class on the opposite days. You can check out her selection of videos on Youtube from beginner to advanced at Yoga with Adriene.

17 Reasons You NEED to Try Yoga

-Build muscle strength.

-Increase your sense of balance.

-Improve flexibility.

-Increase your circulation and blood flow.

-Boost your immunity.

-Improve your overall health.

-Calm your nervous system and free your mind.

-Find a greater sense of peace and balance.

-Decrease stress levels.

-Increased copy skills for daily life.

-Gain a more positive outlook.

-Weight loss.

-Decreased migraines.

-Better sleep habits.

-Feel more relaxed, yet energized!

-Calm your nervous system and free your mind.

-Allow yoga to occupy any space you may have that is filled with anxiety, fear or negativity.

In summary:

Yoga focuses on the mind-body connection in a way that reaches far beyond the physical benefits.  Yoga will give you the tools to tune in, and really listen to your body, enabling you to go farther than you ever thought possible.

Take it slow and find your way, seek out a yoga instructor that is right for your needs and make yoga a daily practice in your life.  Be prepared for greatness!

**Always seek the advice of your doctor prior to starting a new exercise routine.**

For more tips on how to simplify and enhance your life and home; join our ‘Simplify Your Life Challenge‘, you can find the link at the top of this page! This free email challenge is designed to give you easy, attainable methods to create space in many areas of your life.  We share quick action items with a focus on letting go of what doesn’t serve you, making room for the good to move in, and allowing good to overflow and spill onto others.

And remember this awesome quote from Adrienne: 
“You are not expected to feel great when you step onto the mat.  If you are struggling with anything, I encourage you to listen to the sound of your breath. Show up for yourself. You will feel amazing when you step off the mat.” Adriene Mishler

Here a list of yoga start-up products!  I recommend you invest in a  yoga mat and block, and have your fave pillow and a blanket handy for your first class!  Gradually add some other items to your practice as you progress.  A neck pillow, yoga pants, along with essential oils are must-haves for my practice. The eye pillow looks dreamy and is something I have to check out very soon.  Get free shipping when you sign up for  Amazon Prime!

Go ahead, share your yoga experience and recommendations for online yoga or exercise instructors in the comments below.

Love and light are yours to spread. Lisa xoxo

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96 responses to “Yoga, Relax Your Muscles, Your Mind, and Unwind.

  1. I’ve been wanting to try out yoga for a while now since some of my joints are quite stiff and I’m not as flexible as I used to be. Thanks for writing this!

  2. Brie

    I have practiced yoga for a few months now. In fact, I’ve interviewed about two yogis on my blog about yoga’s health benefits.

  3. For very long, I have thought that yoga is not for everyone. Now, although I still haven’t tried it, I do think it would be beneficial for me. After a long day with a baby (or even before!) some me time doing some relaxing yoga sounds great!

  4. I’ve just started practicing yoga again and forgot how much better I feel after my exercise. It’s so true about how much the mind and body has to work together to get all of the benefits and it truly does help to calm my mind.

  5. I have always loved yoga and have done a fair bit of throughout my life. Mainly Iyangar and Ashtanga yoga, both quite intense with powerful poses and hand and head stands. Great stuff and it makes you feel so good!

    • Erica, check out Adrienne’s’ Yoga for Beginners series, I had never done a single class and started with this set and fell in love with yoga!

  6. I am practicing yoga four years already and I can tell that Yoga with Adriene is a Youtube channel that I can live without! I wrote an article on my blog about the yogis I follow 🙂 Namaste!

  7. I used to do yoga a long time ago, and I keep saying I need to start up again. Mainly for flexibility sake as I am getting older, I miss that. Plus with mediation it always help to center me, I developed really bad leg cramps after ankle surgery so I laid off for a awhile since the stretching seemed to ignite the cramps. Maybe I will give it go again soon.

  8. This has made me realise how much I have missed yoga this summer! I can so feel a difference in my body and the tension is so much more now. This has also inspired me to make time to do just a few yoga stretches a day at home. I will feel the benefit and needed that push….

  9. I didn’t know that there were so many benefits in doing yoga. I’m going to have to start doing it to help with my stress and anxiety.

  10. Chantel Elizabeth

    Love this! I have been thinking about taking up yoga for a year and a half now (yes, that long!) – I’d always, always, push it off and say “I’ll start next week” – it’s beginning to be outrages haha! I need something to help me focus meanwhile getting in a nice pre-workout. This has definitely motivated me to start, thank you so much for a wonderful article.

  11. Tracy @ Cleland Clan

    I need yoga in my life–I can feel the tension in my neck and back. The first week of school is the worst!

  12. I LOVE Yoga with Adriene. I look forward to her monthly calendars. She has Yoga for everything! I was sore after washing my car last week, and I was joking to my friend that I needed to see if she has Yoga for Car Cleaning.

  13. Yoga is wonderful! When I first started, I would get bored easily, so I’ve found that going to classes or doing yoga in a different location helps keep me more focused and I work harder at it. I know my father-in-law said yoga is one thing he wished he got into a long time ago to help his body still move more freely and without pain.

  14. I LOVE yoga with Adrienne! I live in the country and so yoga classes are not readily available but I do enjoy doing it online because I can choose how long the video is and what I am working on that day. I did not know that she had an app though, I will definitely be checking it out!

  15. I used to have a regular yoga practice, but I stopped because I hated going to a crowded class. Having a home yoga practice is a great solution to the crowded and expensive classes- I’ll check out Adriene’s videos.

  16. I’ve never done yoga but I know it’s very relaxing and has many benefits ! Definitely something I should get into and teach avi too!

  17. Lauren

    I love all the benefits of yoga as well! I have been recovering from a shoulder injury and recently got cleared to start yoga again. Can’t wait to get started!

  18. I so need to get back into yoga! I do “kids yoga ” with my son but definitely an feeling inspired to carve some time out for my own practice

  19. My 5 year old daughter loves the kids yoga on youtube. I have always wanted to get into it myself, I love to meditate and try mindfulness activities. Thanks for reminding me why I should! x

  20. I do legs up the wall at home which I think is just one of so many yoga poses. Very relaxing and beneficial to health and mind. After reading this I might look for a good program for me.

  21. Lisa, you know how much I love yoga 🙂 It is honestly one of the best ways to unwind. I use youtube I can not afford a gym here. Adrienne is saved as one of my faves. I have many channels that I visit I even did prenatal yoga when I was pregnant. Hopefully, I can get back into the groove of things soon . Thanks for this post . What essential oils do you use ?

  22. Lisa a big fan of your blog. Very good read and informative. You inspire me to get doing some of this. Stress/anxiety very relatable topic to all especially busy career moms!

  23. I’ve never experienced any yoga but you have inspired me to give it a go. Will be trying out those videos soon. I could really do with the stress relief side of it too.

  24. Need to get back to yoga. I did yoga 3 yrs ago for about a year and it definitely helped a lot with stress. It also helped toned my body and loose the extra fat. However, i stopped after i got a thumb surgery. Im ok now so i guess i need to start enrolling. Thanks for sharing. It just reminded me lol

  25. Today yoga is not much of philosophy, but the way of living and sometimes a lifestyle. It is adapted to the western-minded people, so it is now for everyone and can be really helpful to live a stress-free life.

  26. I plan to urge both my daughters to try yoga. One suffers with anxiety, the other with IBS. I just need to figure out how to motivate them to try it.

    • Hi Rebecca, let me know if I can be of any help to assist you. I have auto immune illnesses and yoga has been super healing for me. I would be happy to share some of my story with you or them. Hugs, Lisa

  27. Yoga is the ultimate way to escape through any problem physically as well as mentally. It not only increases your physical well-being but also works great for your mind! Really great points you’ve mentioned.

  28. I need to get back into my yoga practice. I feel a difference when I do wake up and do yoga! Thanks for inspiring me to get back on the mat!

  29. I started doing yoga about a year or so ago and now I do Piyo which is a combination of yoga and pilates. It’s so relaxing and makes working out fun.

  30. Yoga is seriously the best! I feel so much better both physically and mentally when I practice consistently. I’ve found an amazing studio that I absolutely adore and I’m so thankful for that.

  31. These are some amazing tips. I love yoga and am just starting to go to classes and become more regular with my yoga schedule. It has so many health benefits. Thank you for all of the great recommendations for yoga products. Since I am still a beginner, these are so helpful!

  32. Yoga is such a great form of exercise for your mind and body. It’s probably the only time where you zone out of the rest of the world and just focus on yourself. I also love the items you listed. Thanks so much for sharing this!

    • Hey Danielle, I have to make it a priority setting aside time early in the morning and then just before bed. There are great exercises, stretches you can do even before you get out of bed or before you fall asleep. Maybe you could try that to start.

  33. I recently got back into a regular yoga practice, and it was the best decision for me! But some weeks it is harder then others, I’m going to look into this challenge! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Yoga is such a great way to cleanse your mind! I used to do it every day during the Fall & Spring semesters since my gym has group fitness classes, but I haven’t done it since getting out for the summer, and I really need to get back into the routine!

    • That’s the great thing about the challenges, a month’s worth of different yoga practices to keep you motivated. If you have been doing yoga for some time you might also like the Yoga Revolution!

    • Happy I could help Kristen! Writing it down has even been a good reminder for myself, when I feel tired or grumpy I can look at the list of why I do yoga and I hop onto the mat!

  35. I’ve done yoga a few times and it’s definitely a lot tougher than it looks. The first thought I had when I was asked to join a friend at yoga was “How can I get a workout from stretching?” LOL Boy was I wrong!

    • No kidding hey, it can be a major workout. A versatile form of exercise that can be used to build muscle, tone, strengthen, and yet can be used for relaxation and self-care, self awareness. Another few reasons why I practice yoga every day!

  36. I LOVE yoga. I enjoy doing hot yoga with my dad in a studio near our house weekly, but I follow Fightmaster Yoga’s youtube channel to do a night practice every night. Such a great way to stretch and relax after a long day!

  37. Yoga can be so helpful and I have found some on YouTube that have helped me to unwind more than I would otherwise. Sometimes I have to be careful to not overstretch, due to neck/shoulder issues, but if I am mindful of that it proves to be a very positive experience.

    • I agree with you LeAnn, I have a previous neck injury which means I need to be even more aware of the cues from my body and not overdo it.

  38. This is great and I can’t wait to check out this video! I could definitely use more yoga in my life but getting out of the house to do it isn’t always a possibility!!! Thanks for sharing and by the way your blog is beautiful!

    • Hi Brittany, I would love to hear what you think of the video after! It is handy to be able to exercise at home, great break when littlest ones nap! And thank you for the sweet comment about my blog. It’s a work in progress but coming along, one step at a time.

  39. Teresa

    I love yoga. I’ve always done it with a face to face instructor but I have wondered about following one on-line. I feel more confident about doing that now. Thank you.

  40. I enjoy yoga because it helps keep me centered. It forces me to calm down and concentrate on what I’m doing with my body, and it’s so relaxing. I haven’t tried Adriene’s videos, but will check them out. I’ve done some routines from Yoga Downloads – they have a link to free online classes (at yogadownloads.com)

    • Thanks for the info. about yoga website, I will have a look at that! I love hearing how yoga affects and influences people in such a positive way, thanks for sharing!

  41. I love doing yoga but I recently lost all my routines I had saved. I’ve been looking for another routine to follow. I’m pinning this because I can’t wait to start doing my yoga again. Thank you so much for sharing?

    • Leslie, I would love to hear back from you after you check out her videos! I really appreciate how she offers alternatives for every level.

  42. I love Adriene’s videos. Great to relax after a stressful day at work, and now that I’m off for the summer, it’s nice to get some exercise in, too! Thanks for sharing your favorite materials, too!