15 Ways Yoga can improve your health
- Improves your flexibility.
- Builds muscle strength.
- Perfects your posture.
- Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown.
- Protects your spine.
- Betters your bone health.
- Increases your blood flow.
- Drains your lymphs and boosts immunity.
- Improves your balance.
- Calms your mind.
- Boosts your immune system.
- Helps you sleep longer.
- Increases your self esteem.
- Makes you happier.
- Helps you focus.
It is common knowledge that most people attend yoga classes to help improve their flexibility, stress relief, health, and physical fitness. Often people will have a change of heart about why they do yoga, most often changing to spirituality or self-actualization, and a sense of fulfilling their potential. Yoga offers self-reflection, the practice of kindness and self-compassion, and continued growth and self-awareness.
Yet the health benefits of yoga are very real. Yoga can increase your flexibility, improve your balance, and decrease your cholesterol. Yoga is proven to reduce depression and anxiety, even physicians and scientists are surprised to find out that yoga changes the brain.
We asked Reviva Retreats yoga instructor and enthusiast Becky Hampson about her thoughts on Yoga:
‘Yoga is a field of love and opportunity, like you watch grass grow you can watch your body, mind and soul grow. A flowers petals open as does your health and well being when you practice yoga.
Yoga is your tool box, a supply of life's tools to help you look and feel at your best.
A busy hectic life style can make our mind busy, leading us to make the wrong decisions in life. Yoga is here to help calm and remove mind chatter, to clear the head for positivity and the correct path.
Yoga helps with flexibility from inside out; it's not about touching our head to our toe it's about the magical journey on the way there.’ Becky Hampson, Reviva Retreats
Becky currently runs family retreats in Spain which include water aerobics, acro , silks and yoga. She also runs an adult retreat with yoga, silks, reiki healing and much more. Both packages include an option to swim with sea lions. http://revivaretreats.com
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Why not accessorise your outfit with Wink’s Stirrup Leg Warmers, Sparkly Leg Warmers and Striped Leg Warmers to keep you warm during your warm up and protect your legs during floor work. Wink’s Arm Garters and Leg Garters also make a fashionable addition to any outfit!