“Have only love in your heart for others. The more you see the good in them, the more you will establish good in yourself…” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
Of course the benefit of doing both Yoga is that they are super focused on your core strength and stability (Mula Bandha is very important). And from all the Chaturangas (in the Ashtanga Primary Series there are over 60!) and Downward Dogs to Bakasana, I leave the classes sweaty and feel that I really worked out also physically. Not only does it help me feel stronger, it also really helps with things like back aches, tense shoulders, posture and relieving the general stress my body holds.
Which leads me to my second point, you wouldn’t believe the positive impact my introduction of Yoga in my daily life on my mental health as much as my physical health. The practice is both relaxing for my mind and my body, I love the process of each practice, it’s like discovering every time something new about yourself. And the Shavasana at the end is bliss. It’s a cure for any stress and with a de-stressed mind and body it’s the best way to start your day!
“For me, yoga is not just a workout – it’s about working on yourself.” ~ Mary Glover
HOLISTIC WELL BEING
I just feel more alive and more connected with the earth. And generally simply more centered and grounded in my everyday life. I started also to read a lot more about mindfulness, philosophy and spirituality. And I am so grateful the advice and the new aspects on life I’ve discovered true inspiring authors. Learning how to feel ok, whatever arises and not always getting trapped in the chatting of my mind.
… All in all, I couldn’t be happier to live a Yogi life the best I can. Joining a Yoga class in the beginning and the sticking to a regular practice was the the best decision of my life!
What do you think about Yoga? Do you practice it too? What benefits do you feel?
”The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.” ~ Yoga Sutras