Yoga has been practiced around for centuries, and as we stay home, the benefits of this relaxing practice can genuinely lift your spirits. The word “yoga” means “to unite” and refers to the liberation of the body, mind, and spirit coming together through meditation, breathing, and physical movements.
There are many benefits to practicing yoga. YouTube has a variety of videos that can be played from the comfort of your home to follow along and reap these positive feelings. My favorite is Yoga with Adrienne on YouTube; she has many videos to choose from and leads a lovely flow.
Practicing yoga can improve both your physical and mental health as well as calming the nervous system. Through the stretches, your body can release the tension built in the muscles. Yoga also helps increase circulation, enhance digestion, and helps eliminate toxins in your body.
Overall, yoga helps relieve the everyday stress that we all have, and especially during these times of uncertainty, you may find that practicing the meditative form of yoga will help reduce your stress levels. Yoga can be easily adapted to different skill levels and emphasizes the quality of movement rather than quantity. Now is the perfect time to start your journey to self-fulfillment with yoga!