Happy Friday, everyone! One of my new favorite exercises is Yoga! Even though I was at my fittest and healthiest last summer, I never was into Yoga. I was all about sweating hard- and feeling sore. Now I am realizing that I can still workout- even on my “rest” days.
I am definitely not into the meditating/spiritual side of Yoga. But the stretching/positions are awesome! Here are some reasons why I love yoga….
#1- Improves flexibility. This one makes since. It stretches your muscles and helps make you feel less stiff. Seriously- even if you’re not into hard-core working out, people who sit at a desk all day can benefit from the Yoga stretches.
#2- It helps build strength. Once you get into the more complicated moves (my favorite), you start building muscles, on top of stretching your muscles. Holding poses is also great for endurance!
#3- It’s calming. Exercising is rewarding- but yoga is calming. For me- it’s a time to just breath and relax. And it’s so fun!
#4- Better posture. Because you are stretching your body out and building strength in your core- you tend to have better posture. And for me- when I don’t feel stiff, I stand straighter!
And see- my cats even like to get in on the action!
So, are going to try Yoga now? If you already do Yoga, why did you get started?
*Linking up at Off The Hook at Little Monkey’s Crochet