The Yoga and Flexibility Myth.

Yoga Isn’t Just About Being Flexible.

In honor of National Yoga Month, it’s important to remember the value of the physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines that yoga offers. It’s about more than just being able to touch your toes. Yoga is about breathing out all your bad vibrations and taking in a new relaxed body through motion, rhythm, and meditation. While flexibility does come into account, even the most static of people can enjoy the benefits of yoga.

One of these benefits is increased strength and balance. Yoga can help tone your body and build muscle in places you didn’t even know existed. It can also help tighten your core, which leads to a better posture and more stable balance. Remember, don’t force yourself into positions you can’t get out of. Perform the motions as best you can and work with the body you have.

Peace of mind and awareness are two other aspects yoga works to promote by sending your body into a deep relaxation. Steady, deep breaths keep your blood flowing throughout your body, increasing circulation and stimulating bodily functions as a whole. This is where breathing out bad vibrations and breathing in a new state of being comes into play. Yoga has so much to offer even the most inflexible of people, and what better time to start than National Yoga Month?

 

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