Yoga is mostly associated with mental wellness, as it involves quiet time and meditation. However, it has several physical benefits as well. If you’re seeking to keep fit or even lose weight, consider including Yoga sessions in your routine. Unlike exercising in the gym or even outdoor, you can practice yoga on any space.
You don’t need any machinery, equipment or vast space. The main component of Yoga is just you. Even the mat is not compulsory. You can work out on your usual carpet at home, or better still, outside on the grass. You don’t have workout clothes or shoes? No problem! Just pick any comfortable clothes and shoes from your wardrobe. You can even go barefoot. Simply get into position and strike your poses.
Full Body Workout
The versatile nature of Yoga allows you to stretch every part of the body. At the beginning you’ll be forgiven for striking simple poses, but as you go along you can attempt more challenging ones. Experienced Yoga masters are like contortionists; they can easily twist and turn every joint in their body. Regular yoga will not only relax your mind, your body will be well toned as well.
Group workouts have this silent competition, each trying to outdo the others. Gyms are probably the most vicious in this disguised rivalry. From those running on the treadmill, lifting weights to those doing press-ups, there is always that side eye to see if the neighbor is doing it better. Or faster. If you’re out of shape, this scenario is nothing but intimidating. Many people detest the gym for this very reason. With Yoga, you do your thing. Even in group sessions, each is too engrossed in their own moves to notice what the next is doing. You can move at your own pace and style and get the best from the routine.
Yoga involves a vast spectrum of poses, and probably even more are being introduced as we speak. You do not have to keep following the same routine. You can mix up the moves, twists and turns so that your session is unique each time. While at it, feel free to devise some new moves, so your sessions will always have that unique twist to prevent monotony.
Sustaining an injury during yoga is almost unheard of. Provided you don’t push yourself too hard, and you don’t have a significant previous injury, you can be assured of practicing yoga with no injuries. The fact that you’re not using any machinery or equipment makes further distances Yoga from injury.
No matter how tiny your space is, Yoga is always an option. Your office, sitting room, bedroom, backyard and any other can easily host your sessions. Time and financial constraints should no longer a hindrance; all you need is you.