Yoga, is it all it’s cracked up to be? It seems that a modern resurgence of popularity and interest in the art/science has given many of us pause for thought. Surely something so popular can’t be so good right? Our standard feelings of ‘too good to be true’ often kick in when we’re presented with some form of fitness supplement which can help revolutionize the way we look at our bodies, and how we assess the utility of them. The truth is, almost everything positive you hear about yoga is true, so long as you have the ability to embark on your journey correctly.
Yoga can be enjoyed by any person looking to feel more in tune or flexible in their body. From the biggest powerlifter, to the most swole bodybuilder, to the ultramarathon runner, everyone can make use of yoga, and often the best athletes in these sports do. Yoga can help you build muscles you didn’t know you had, and can help you come to a more intrinsic understanding of your body and how to use it.
The very many benefits of Yoga are numerous, but we have tried to bring you the ones most worth knowing:
It Can Be Done Anywhere
Once you have some practical skills in place, often by learning in a tutored session, you can practice the skills you’ve learned anywhere which supports you stretching out and elongating your body. All you really need is the right freeing clothing, and a stable surface you feel comfortable practicing on.
Not only this, but because yoga is so easy to begin, it can help you acclimate to a plethora of beautiful environments in search of the best place to do it. Before long you’ll be looking for the best landscape views to watch the sunrise and perform yoga, as well as doing yoga on SUP paddleboard on a calm body of water (our personal favorite.) Before long, you will feel free and adventurous in your environment, and it will all begin with a slow training in the art of loving your body.
It Has Transferable Skills
As people interested in the broader scope of fitness, you can be sure that Yoga can act as an excellent supplement to any fitness regime you have. Not only will it help you gain strength through what are isometric exercises, but stretching can help you gain a better neuromuscular control over the varying factors which keep your body stable and supple under a load, for example when weightlifting.
Not only this, but progression in the art of yoga can give you that feeling of accomplishment, which is important when having trouble breaking through a plateau in another sport or exercise discipline. Yoga can serve as the anchor for all of your other pursuits, and aid them in many ways. This is arguably one of the most important factors it can offer, but there’s more. Because yoga is a meditative practice, it also offers us the opportunity to become more reflective and present in our normal fitness regimes, something which can benefit us in pretty much anything we attempt to do in life, especially during our adventures in fitness.
So what are you waiting for? Find your best local yoga practitioner today, and experience the wealth of benefits being enjoyed globally.