It seems that people either really love yoga or think its ridiculous, but today I’d like to give a few thoughts you may have never considered regarding the subject. They are in the form of the top three reasons why I will do yoga until I’m old and senile (and beyond).
What are those reasons? 1. Yoga is invigorating. 2. Yoga is a lifestyle. 3. Yoga can be spiritually uplifting (or not).
Although the movements are not rapid and do not appear to be high in intensity, yoga is a great form of exercise that builds lean muscle (as well as flexibility) in every muscle group. And the end of a tough practice usually includes restorative stretching and resting flat on one's back, taking a few minutes to simply relax.
3. Yoga can be spiritually uplifting (or not). I realize that yoga is often associated with eastern religion and things, which is a part of some yogis’ lifestyles that I do not share. Meditation and yoga go together most of the time, which is something that I have found beneficial; however, instead of practicing eastern style mediation, I meditate on Jesus and on his words.
So there you have it. Maybe you’re still not into it, or maybe you’ve loved yoga for years…Everyone is different, but I hope this post has helped you see why yoga can be beneficial.
Want to try it out? Here are some of my favorite yoga vids that could be a good place to start:
Yoga with Adriene: Strengthen and Lengthen
Mark Gonzales Power Yoga: Onse1f