While when you practice some styles of yoga you may reap immense physical benefits, many forms of exercise would achieve similar results. However, yoga is different. Yoga offers more.
Even if you never learn to love yoga, yoga will love you, and I think you will see the benefits and the point!
As I have said, this time is a gift. I just would love it if everyone gave themselves the gift of good health, and if that meant developing a new positive habit, I say there is no time like the present.
Yoga saved me when I was in a very dark place; yoga sustained me when I was unemployed and it became half of my income; and yoga continues to challenge me and to bring me happiness. I hope to continue on this journey until my body absolutely cannot anymore.
Life is about enjoying it, health is about choices. I believe we can find that balance where we can both enjoy our daily life and live a life free from disease and pain by choosing moderation. I don't plan on living a life of sacrifice; I'm not a monk, but I do plan on living a long life that doesn't leave me suffering from something I could have prevented by making a small sacrifice when I was younger. A fast is a good reminder of just how great we can feel!
I do so many things to keep myself young and healthy, and I write about them and recommend others to follow some of my advice to stay healthy. But then, the cynical part of me, says, "What's the point?"
Increase your flexibility, strength, focus and happiness with these three fusion yoga and Pilates practices. Monica Brinn is a 500-hour certified Yoga instructor, has over 350 teaching hours, has been practicing yoga for five years and Pilates for over 10 years.
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