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Practicing yoga offers participants many benefits

Friday, May 9, 2014
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Elle Valentine
Elle Valentine

When you are looking for relaxation and inner peace, a spa day is not the only cure. Relieving physical and emotional stress in your everyday life can be a struggle for some, but picking up a yoga mat and a towel may be the way to solve your problems.

Yoga is nothing but a moving meditation with many cures that follow. Several health benefits that come along with practicing yoga are as follows: lowered cholesterol, lowered blood pressure, lowered blood sugar, decreased risk of depression, arthritis and osteoporosis, increased activity of the lymphatic system, increased blood circulation, improved flexibility, strength, posture. Increasing your metabolism and your patience along the way, yoga does not only transform your body but it will transform you as a person.

Yoga rids the body of toxins, and as a yogi you will begin to get rid of the toxins in your everyday life. Calming the monkey mind in yoga class, and practicing tranquility will prepare you for the most stressful and difficult situations that life throws at you. Starting with warming the body from inside, yoga does nothing but benefit the body. Stretching, breathing, clearing your mind to focus, after just one class you can reap the benefits that yoga provides.

There is always a place to start, whether it is at home, or in a workshop, I encourage you to get out and try it. By yourself or with a friend, at yoga you will find yourself welcomed into the yogi family without judgment. You will not be able to feel the benefits for yourself until you try it.

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