This week we are celebrating International Day of Yoga. There is no better week to roll out the yoga mat and give some poses a go. Yoga originated in India and its practice has physical, mental, and spiritual benefits.
Yoga is of great significance to many people and its benefits include:
- Improved strength, balance, and flexibility
- Improved heart health by alleviating stress
- Can also improve your sleep
Yoga is a great form of gentle exercise that can be done at any level.
There are many yoga studios which offer a great introduction to yoga. However, yoga is also something that can be practiced in the comfort of your own home.
Yoga is a holistic form of exercise, with several components, including asana, pranayama, meditation, and deep relaxation techniques.
Poses we recommend to get you started are:
- Child’s Pose (Balasana)
- Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanansana)
- Mountain Pose (Tadasana)