One of the ways I stay in shape is by doing yoga. I find that it not only strengthens my core and tones my body, but it also calms my inner being as well. As you know if you have been following my weight loss journey, you know I have lost 40 pounds with another 15-20 to go. This includes a serious amount of toning! I need to get my arms under flab control! Yoga is great for that, and has many other health benefits.
The Health Benefits of Yoga
- Flexibility: You can start to achieve or regain this at any age. Asanas (yoga poses) safely stretch your muscles which help to release the lactic acid that can build up with non-usage. Lactic acid can cause pain, tension, fatigue, and stiffness in your muscles, joints and tendons. Yoga stretches the muscles and soft tissues which increase your flexibility.
- Strength: You can find varying degrees of yoga which can help strengthen and tone your muscles, but even the mere practicing of the simple poses can provide benefits.
Many of the poses, such as downward dog, upward dog, and the plank pose, build upper-body strength. This becomes crucial as people age. The standing poses, especially if you hold them for several long breaths, build strength in your hamstrings, quadriceps, and abdominal muscles. Poses that strengthen the lower back include upward dog and the chair pose. When practiced correctly, nearly all poses build core strength in the deep abdominal muscles. ~ Web.Md
- Posture: Did you know that when you work on your flexibility and strength, better posture is soon to follow. This is because core strength is needed for proper standing and seated poses. By developing your core and raising your body awareness, you will soon be standing tall.
- Stress Relief: OMG! What mom doesn’t need this? Many people feel this benefit from just one yoga session. By the end of my class, I know when it comes time to play dead on the mat, I want to fall asleep. This has a lot to do with calming the breath which calms the mind.
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