1. Yoga makes you feel good
Nothing makes you feel as good as a yoga practice. Benefits such as feeling more awake, aware and connected. While it’s easy to get caught up in the idea that you have to keep up with a fitness class, it’s more important is to follow a yoga practice at your own pace and in a way that feels good to you. That inward focus will have you feeling great after class, which will make you want to return again and again.
2. Yoga keeps you balanced
If, like many of us, you rush through much of your life, a yoga class will help you step back and find contentment. Even in an physically challenging practice, concentrating on maintaining calm, even breathing will help you cultivate a sense of ease. The good thing is when your breath is in that [even] state, you’re less likely to hurt yourself
3. Yoga helps you focus
In our age of information overload. Yoga offers the opportunity to cultivate focus-which will have positive effects in your daily life outside the studio, too. What yoga helps you do is to let go of all your distractions and find a nice clear state of mind. For instance, in balancing poses, you need to be in the moment or you’ll fall over.
4. Yoga is good for your body
Yoga has multiple physical benefits. For one thing, you’re creating alignment in your joints, which helps them work better and last longer. A well-designed practice will also balance out the physical challenges of your daily life, whether you’re sitting at a desk all day or working an eight-hour shift on your feet. And don’t think it’s just about stretching-yoga strengthens your body as well.
5. Yoga counteracts stress
We all know stress is bad for us-and hard to alleviate. Yoga can help. Just by the way you move and breathe, something shifts, and you actually move from a place of stress to a place of contentment. When you can eliminate all traces of stress in the body, then suddenly you open up to how good life really is.