Warning: Yoga has been known to cause health and happiness
Uh-oh! Better steer clear!
Just kidding. There’s a reason millions of people around the world practice yoga daily. Yoga helps people feel fantastic. Yoga is simple, but in a way that can continue to be built upon so it always encourages growth. It is at once a physical and a spiritual journey. Yoga connects you to yourself. It provides calm and focus in a chaotic world. It tones your muscles. It makes you stand taller and with more confidence.
Now find your breathing and strike a pose.
A note on breathing: Start with your hands to your chest in prayer position (this symbolizes the act of finding harmony between your body and mind, as well as acknowledging gratitude for your inner energy or life force, thought of as originating from your chest). Close your eyes and breathe through your nose, focusing on the rhythm of your breath until it feels certain and natural.
Try 5-10 breaths in each of these poses every day to get comfortable and build your strength!Image: Chatelaine