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18 Oct 2019

5 Reasons To Start a Daily Yoga Practice

True yoga is not about the shape of your body, but the shape of your life. Yoga is not to be performed, yoga is to be lived! Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been or what you are; yoga cares about the person you are becoming.

There are so many benefits to yoga! Here is 5 reasons why you should start a daily practice today!

〰️ TO INCREASE YOUR BALANCE AND FLEXIBILITY.
In yoga, you challenge your muscles to support the weight of your body as you transition into different positions. With a frequent practice, you will get to know your body, connect with your center of balance and stretch muscles in a way you don’t usually.

〰️ TO BOOST YOUR STRENGTH.
Spend a few seconds in downward dog and you’ll realise how much strength yoga requires! Since you typically hold any given pose for a period of time and repeat it several times throughout your session, yoga tones muscles all over your body.

〰️ TO IMPROVE SLEEP QUALITY.
Regular stretching can help you fall asleep faster, snooze longer and make you feel more well-rested upon waking. Yoga also helps calm the mind, which can help you fall asleep if you usually spend your bedtime over-analysing! Click here for 4 Yoga Poses for Insomnia & a Restful Sleep 

〰️ TO COMBAT BACK PAIN.
Yoga can help to release tension in your back and help you build your core muscles to prevent future strain on your back. There are certain postures that can help lengthen your spine, stretch and strengthen your muscles, and return your back to its proper alignment

〰️ TO IMPROVE YOUR MOOD.
Yoga can reduce stress, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder and depression. Experts believe it works as a self-soothing technique, managing stress response systems by reducing the heart rate, lowering blood pressure and easing respiration. Research has also indicated that it reduces the secretion of cortisol, the body’s stress hormone.

The best way to start your daily yoga practice is on a retreat, where you can set your intentions and start your practice with guidance.  Click here to learn more about our Ubud Yoga Goddess Retreats!

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