I absolutely love yoga!
So... I shall talk about it's fantastical benefits in this post!
Because now that it's summertime and it's all warm and stuff, we can be zen without the distractions of school, work (unfortunately, some of still need to work), and the coldness of non-summer months. Summertime is the perfect time for a little you time. And you know that's what we all need.
As you may know, yoga has been "all the rage" for the modern world. Mostly because of celebrities flaunting it's amazing bikini body results, but also for it's overall results. Not just the physical side, but the inner stuff, the deep stuff that people look to yoga for.
Zen is more than sitting cross-legged in a candle filled room with your eyes closed going "uh-ummmmmm" for three hours. Zen is feeling balance with yourself, like yin-yang.
Think Buddha. He teaches that you should have a balance of peace within your body, mind, and soul. Yoga is proven to put you in natural balance with yourself and increase your senses. It like awakens your mind and helps you be in touch with yourself and reality.
(you still with me? I know this may be kinda weird to some people...)
Stop before you rip your hair out!
Yoga is naturally a stress reliever naturally. With the deep breathing patterns and slow fluid motions, it relaxes your body and your mind. After a long, stressful day at work, some PM yoga is an amazing relief for your tenseness and rage. Ha, and if you do AM yoga in the morning, studies show that you may keep your temper and handle things better, with less stress, skipping the after-work-rage all together.
And if you have anxiety or anger issues, your doctor or anger management specialist may have already told you to start doing yoga. Obviously that means something... just saying.
Skip the Rehab
A lot of the times, yoga is prescribed to patients of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and other mental illnesses. It relaxes you and puts you in balance with yourself. Therefore, you feel better about yourself and the life your are living.
Hai, you're looking smexy
Yes, now for the physical part of yoga, that I knew your were dying to here. It does improve almost every aspect of your body except maybe your face--wait no, it helps your face be less tense. So, scratch that-- yoga helps every aspect of your body.
Yoga tones and lengthens muscles, burning fat. Which replaces bulky muscle and fat with lean muscle mass. With all the stretching, fat cells are stretched, reducing cellulite (no creams work, okay, so try yoga). It improves legs, arms, and abs, without machines or weights-- amazing! Also, if you do a little bit of yoga after a work out it reduces muscle strain and bulk.
It also helps with posture so you don't have a sway-back, or some other freaky back shape. It straightens your back and helps you carry yourself. It also reduces back pain.
If you do a more challenging or active type of yoga such as: bikram, ashtanga, or power yoga then you will raise your metabolism, burn more calories and lose weight. If your maintain a regular practice then you will reduce chance of weight fluctuations.
Um, now for the awkward part... Yoga also helps with your sexy time. I really don't know how, but it does. It has to do with muscle condition and flexibility or something, but doctors and sexy time specialists say it and I believe them...