Have you ever watched an advanced practitioner? Their control throughout each pose, arm balance, inversion, flexibility and connection to the breath. It’s not easy. I’ve never taken a class where i’ve NOT had to take child’s pose. Yoga is a new form for everyone to discover what their body can do. As well as push the limits.
Here are 3 Reasons why I believe yoga IS the Perfect Workout.
1. Yoga is efficient, effective, and powerful.
No need to lift weights or buy equipment. You have your own body weight! Taking a power class allows you to strengthen your muscles, build core strength, hold arm balances and many more. Yoga can also count as cardio. Try some sun salutations, vinyasa’s, picking up the pace and allowing the breath to flow with each movement and sequence. I guarantee you will burn more calories than you thought you would.
2. Yoga will help you lose weight, get in shape, and avoid injury.
Practicing yoga changes your mind, it changes the way you see things and puts them in a different light. Yoga allows you to appreciate your body and love yourself all while giving you the best fuel possible. Practicing Yoga helps you find more awareness throughout the mind and body. Paying attention to any areas that may feel tight and checking in with how the body feels. Yoga puts you in a place where the body feels really good, and once you leave your mat you feel healthy and strong – a better you!
3. Yoga brings Variety, Happiness and Play to your Workout!
The coolest thing about yoga is that you can do it anywhere, and it can be different every single day. Feel you need to fire it up? Throw in some arm balances and inversions into your practice. Some Extra Chaturangas. Need to find balance? Throw in some poses balancing on 1 foot. Need the cardio? Sun salutations – keep the body moving.
I am so happy that i found yoga and feel very grateful that i am able to share it with everyone and have the ability to teach and inspire! If you join me at one of my classes i promise you will leave with a pool of sweat. Feeling strong, happy and most importantly feeling really good.
I’m not saying quit everything else you do, but do know that Yoga can make you strong. As long as you dedicate yourself to practicing daily – i guarantee you will see a major improvement not only in your body, but in your mind.