Written by Nancy Weshkoff
The new year has arrived, and with it comes the hope of reaching new goals and new dreams. If you asked anyone if they would like 2013 to be a better year than in the past, I’m sure the answer would be “yes”. From a health and general “feel better about yourself” perspective, yoga can help you accomplish this and much more.
Here are just a few of the ways in which you can feel better through a regular yoga practice:
– You will have better flexibility: Many of us spend long hours sitting in chairs at an office or driving a car. Our muscles become tight and inflexible. When you practice asana poses in a yoga class, your muscles receive a good stretch. In the cold winter months, our hamstring muscles become tight and stretching this important muscle group can relieve stiffness in your legs. Back pain can also be caused by tight hamstring muscles.
– Your balance improves: At Moonflower Yoga, we always practice balance postures as part of our class. As we age, our ability to balance properly tends to deteriorate. If you practice balance postures, you develop better balance. This helps reduce the risk of falls which can cause serious problems.
– Deeper breaths = healthier you: When you take deep, relaxing breaths, your blood pressure and stress levels drop. Yoga practice also brings more oxygen to your organs and tissues helping them to function better.
This is only an example of the many ways in which yoga helps you feel better. If you are in the area of Bellmore, in Long Island, New York’s Nassau County, come try a yoga class at Moonflower Yoga with one of our great yoga teachers who can get you on the right path to a better you in 2013.
Here is to new beginnings…..