You’ve got notifications popping up on your phone. Your workload is piling up. The world news is gloomy. You haven’t even thought about what to cook for dinner and the fridge is empty. These days, you don’t need to look far. Stress and anxiety are everywhere.
Many students come to a yoga class for a stretch but they end up leaving with a whole lot more. So what about the benefits that go beyond your mat?
Yoga Journal cites 38 ways your practice can improve your life: From preventing cartilage and joint breakdown to drainage of lymphatic system, helping you sleep deeper, improving your bone health, improving your blood flow, improving lung function, preventing IBS, boosting immunity, dropping blood pressure, regulating adrenal glands, makes you happy, releasing tension in your limbs, increasing self-esteem, easing your pain, maintaining your nervous system, lowering blood sugar, helping you focus, building your relationships, and building awareness and transformation. I could go on… Powerful hey? The beauty is, anyone can practise yoga.
PS Yoga spaces in Houlton and Clifton-upon-Dunsmore near Rugby may open up from 22 April. As well as running weekly yoga classes, I also run monthly Saturday sessions in Houlton. Just join my waiting list and you’ll be one of the first to hear about yoga class availability.