Reasons Why You Should Be Doing Yoga - Day 1

I've been practicing yoga for a while now and I'm at the point in my journey that I want to share with you reasons why I do yoga and why you should give it a go! Stick with me over the next few days while I make shapes and explain my passions for the practice and help persuade you that yoga is for anyone. Yes I do crazy poses but I have to emphasise it's not about the pose. All questions are welcomed. All I want to do is inspire and help promote a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Day/Reason 1

Today I want to focus on the physical benefits of this form of exercise. Below are a list of what I've found changes when you begin to practice yoga.

Improves flexibility
 Increased muscle and core strength
 Increased energy levels
- Maintains a balanced metabolism
- Protects from injury and can prevent pain

How It Has Helped Me

The practice of yoga has helped me greatly. You may have seen the BBC interview I did not too long ago, if you have then you’ll understand that a couple of years ago my body was weak and poorly treated. Here’s a link to the video.
My first yoga class, I was weak, I couldn’t hold the poses, I couldn’t concentrate and I couldn’t reach my toes BUT there was a part of me that found a little bit of peace in that hour and that was enough for me to want to go again the next week. I started going regularly and building up my practice. I became stronger, more flexible and felt more energetic than I had in a long time.

I want to know over the next few days if you have any questions/comments. Please send them my way and I'll be answering them all at the end of this series of posts. Remember, no question is too daft. I want to know what you think and what's stopping you.

Lucy Steel

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