It is fair to say that the majority of people first take to the yoga mat in order to enhance their physical fitness and to enjoy some relief from stress. As time goes on, it is normal that the primary reason that a person continues to do yoga may change, and that they will experience a multitude of unexpected benefits!
Sometimes we all need to take some time to ourselves to rest, relax and recharge – and this is exactly what I was in need of recently after a seriously busy six months!
It is a simple fact that some people find mornings to be more difficult than others. It is often much more tempting to snooze the alarm clock than it is to jump out of bed ready to launch into your morning!
Managing your very own yoga business, or in fact any other kind of small business, can be as exhausting as it is personally fulfilling. When you hold the responsibility of your business success primarily on your own shoulders, then this can be a lot of pressure and a lot of work!
Making meditation a regular feature in your life is a fantastic way to increase your awareness of your own thoughts, as well as to find balance and enhance feelings of peace and well-being. In addition to this, it is also known that meditation can be an amazing tool for improving your quality of sleep!
Yoga Nidra is certainly not a new concept, and has been practised alongside yoga itself since the birth of this ancient practice. Although it has been around for just as long, Yoga Nidra is a component of yoga that is currently experiencing a surge in popularity. Given the countless benefits to the body, mind and soul that Yoga Nidra provides, this can only be a good thing!
For many people, the physical aspect of yoga is what first draws them to the mat. They are looking for an alternative way to get fit, and understand that the benefits of yoga will help them to build upon their existing strength and flexibility.
Once a person has taken the first step and taken to the mat for a lesson, then they will likely very quickly understand the mental health benefits in addition to the physical challenge.
As a wife, mother of four, and someone who works full time, I can totally understand the feeling of not having enough hours in the day! We are all leading super busy lives, and with so much to do, it can often feel impossible to find the time that we need to focus on ourselves. However, I'm here to tell you that making time for yoga can go a long way to helping you strike a balance and combat the stress that goes hand in hand with modern day living.
If you came crashing into 2018 already working towards your goals and instigating big positive changes then you may find now that your energy and enthusiasm is lacking a little! The same might also be true of your energy levels at the moment if you had a slow start to the year, and have found it difficult to get motivated.
Practicing yoga in the evening is a fantastic way to reset your stress levels and invite some peace and relaxation into your mind. Any of us may have a bad day for any number of reasons and it is important…