Many of you might feel stressed out after a full day of work, performing daily chores and looking after other things in your life. Feeling stressed out can make you grouchy and can alter your mood which is not going to help you achieve your fitness goals. Did you know that when you are stressed out and not in the right frame of mind you are less likely to lose weight or gain muscle? This is because your hormones within your body are all over the place and you aren't functioning properly. In order to stay stress free, why not try some basic yoga moves which you can perform in your home that will leave you feeling more alive and less stressed than before...
Yoga is a spiritual practice which can also include mental and physical aspects to each move that you perform. It is there to help you relax and channel your mood so that whatever stresses you are dealing with at that specific time, they are no longer an issue for you. Yoga focuses a lot on breathing techniques and you will start by breathing in through your nose and our through your mouth, this again helps channel your frustrations and will help relax you.
Who Can Do Yoga
Yoga is for everyone and can really help those that not only need to de stress but also increase flexibility. These types of sessions will work you both mentally and physically but also spiritually and when it works you in this way it can develop inner strength that you didn't know you had. Posture will improve as you begin to learn that the body is more powerful and more responsive when correct posture is applied.
If you suffer with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, lower back problems and depression/stress/anxiety problems then yoga is certainly going to help you! Regular yoga should be performed a few times a week for your body to notice a difference in these areas.
Alternatively you can choose to take up a beginner yoga class which is going to perform similar moves and more. These classes usually range from 45 minutes to 1 hour and will really help you relax and de stress yourself from a busy day. Why not try out a yoga class today and reap the benefits from participating in one :)