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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.
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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.
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.
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.
-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.
-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.
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
Below is 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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