Yoga is a system of breathing, stretching exercises, and meditation that helps the individual join with the Universal Self. A Yoga workout is widely accepted as a relaxing and healthy practice. Studies have shown that it lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and will help to suppress other body functions so that you can achieve a state total relaxation.
What are you waiting for to start a yoga workout in your home?
1. Yoga means to yoke or unite.
It is said that yoga helps to strengthen and cleanse the body while allowing the mind to focus on connecting with the Universal Self. It is not a creed and does not oppose any world religion.
2. Yoga is healthy!
Improves posture, increases flexibility, builds muscle strength, boosts metabolism, helps in lowering blood sugar, increases blood flow, have a beneficial effect on the immune system, increases self-esteem, improves lung function, helps you sleep better and much more!
Your Yoga Workout Plan
The next step is to establish a plan. First check the online classes I offer in the online studio HERE. Pick one according to your needs.
If you are just beginning to explore yoga, it is important that you enter the practice gently. Your body needs time to ease into the changes you are introducing to it. At the same time, your body needs to experience yoga on a regular basis, so you can begin to discover its benefits in your body, your mind, and your spirit.
A gentle introduction to yoga would be to give yourself five minutes a day to enter into one or two of the poses. Yes, five minutes is all you need at first. Tack it onto one of your existing routines. For example, if you have a set routine you follow for the start of your day, five minutes of yoga added on can help you clear your mind and rev up your body, preparing for action. On the other hand, if you have a series of activities you normally follow before you go to bed (and if you do not, I highly recommend you start), five minutes of yoga can help you relax and can prepare your mind and body for a good night’s rest.
If you need ideas besides the online classes, you can order the book 501 Yoga Exercises HERE
Start with one or two poses that work for you. After a couple weeks, try out another pose or two. As you begin to notice the benefits in the form of greater alertness and flexibility, etc., feel free to expand your yoga time to 10 minutes a day or longer.
Once you reach the point that you are expanding your yoga practice to 20 or 30 minutes at a time, you should consider giving yoga workout a timeslot of its own. Sure, you can keep yoga for the start or end of your day, but if you find it is cramping your mornings or evenings, feel free to experiment with other times of day. I suggest you continue using one or two yoga positions to help you wake up and to prepare you for sleep; at the same time, give yourself at least three set blocks of time a week to devote to more extended yoga workout practice.