If you are constantly under a lot of stress and you are looking for a change of lifestyle yoga might just be what you were looking for. Practicing yoga is a perfect way to rest your mind and stay in shape. And is there a better place to practice it than outside on the fresh air and under the sun? Here are a couple of ways this can improve your life.
This is one of the most obvious benefits of yoga. When you start practicing yoga you probably will not be able to do a backbend or touch your toes but if you stick with it you will feel how your body is loosening up. Quite soon, you will be able to get into some seemingly impossible poses. It is also a no coincidence that you will notice how all the aches and pains are starting to disappear.
Even though it may look as if yoga drains more energy than it creates, this is not the case. Yoga may seem like a challenge and at first it will exert a lot of effort to get in some of the most basic poses. But as you keep practicing, getting into any of those poses become easier until you eventually start feeling more exhilarated and refreshed than you were before you started. All the energy you get from yoga, you can later use to face the next daily task.
There is no need to go to the gym when you are practicing yoga. Yoga also helps you build stronger muscles without any expense of flexibility. Once you start practicing you will perfectly balance strength and flexibility. Strong muscles do much more than just look good. They will also protect you from some conditions such as arthritis and back pain. Strengthening the back is also a great way to fight potential kidney troubles. Practicing yoga under the sun will also give you a nice tan which will perfectly fit your muscles.
Some of the yoga poses are called “heart openers”. They help you open up and allow love to flow freely. This way, yoga helps you love more and understand other people. You will be more ready to open up to people and enjoy some new things in your life. You will be more open for new experiences and new hobbies. You might decide to change your life goals and lifestyle completely. If you manage to make such improvements in your life you may want to get a yoga certification and pass your knowledge to the others.
When you start practicing yoga you will be releasing all of that pent up energy that can cause you some trouble falling asleep. Besides this, yoga relaxes your nervous system, resulting in you sleeping soundly with absolutely no tossing and turning. No matter at which point in the day you practice yoga, there will be less racing thoughts and you will sleep better. There are even some poses like uttanasana, balasana or savasana which are specifically geared to help you sleep better.
Make sure you find a perfect spot in your backyard or a park, where you can practice yoga freely and make a routine out of it. Sun is the source of energy and if you tune with its cycles, well-being, energy and vitality are all yours.