Reasons Why You Should Get Into Yoga

Photo: Amanda MillsYoga seems to be the classic fad exercise regime, everyone is doing it. But there are a whole host of reasons why Yoga is not only amazing for your physical health, but also your mental well-being.

1. Relaxation.

Not only does regular exercise help you to relax and focus, but in Yoga it is deeply ingrained within the technique. Controlled breathing and mindful meditation are a central aspect of Yoga, and it seriously helps calm and clear a busy mind.

2. Flexibility.

You may already know a few yoga stretches – downward dog, warrior, child’s pose – sound familiar? These are just a few poses that you will do in an average Yoga class, and all of these stretches done regularly will increase your flexibility and strength of your muscles.

3. Strength.

There are many misconceptions that Yoga is for the older generation, but the truth is that Yoga is an intense workout perfect for any age. It may be slow moving, but your core, legs and arms will love you for it as your strength and durability will improve over time.