When you hear the word Yoga, what comes to mind? If you haven’t tried it, you may think of unusual, contorted postures or perhaps the opposite – simple stretching exercises that are now commonly used in almost every exercise or physical therapy regimen.
But a true yoga practice is, in fact, a way to reach stillness, flexibility and physical calm so that one can ease into meditation and the many benefits it offers.
For over 5,000 years, people have been partaking in this remarkable practice, and currently 11 million people in the US alone are experiencing dramatic health improvements from yoga and meditation.
Whatever your health goals in 2012, I truly believe you will see yoga help you achieve these:
- Stress relief
- Increased flexibility
- Improved posture
- Core strengthening
- Body Awareness
- Improved Mood
- Improved Concentration
- Lower Blood Pressure
- Reduced Back Pain
- Improved Sleep
The following days until New Year’s, I will offer additional health practices you may wish to explore in 2012!
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries