A lot of people know how great yoga is. It offers a handful of benefits to the body, mind, and spirit. It can change lives and improve the way people think about themselves. And if you’re still not giving it a try, it’s probably the right time to reconsider it.
Becoming more independent
No matter what type of yoga you get yourself into or what type of class you enroll yourself in, there will always be other yogis who’ll welcome you for who you are. This type of acceptance can be enough to encourage you to drop your fears.
And as you are able to let go of those fears, you’ll develop strength, independence, and self-confidence. You’ll no longer doubt yourself, try hard to look for other people’s validation of your actions or be afraid of being and feeling alone.
Cultivating an attitude of gratitude
With yoga, you’ll learn how to appreciate who you are and the life you’re living. You’ll stop wanting more and that’s where magical things can start happening in your life.
Well, the moment you stop asking and looking for more is the time your gratitude will take over your life. And with that, everything in your life will get better and easier. You’ll find yourself attracting more positive things.
What people say won’t matter anymore
Sadly, people are trained from a young age to talk about others. And with that, people become so used to listening to what others say about them. This can be limiting in that you’ll find it hard to express yourself and become the person you really want to be.
Yoga, with constant practice, can help you be in tune with yourself. It can encourage you to pay more attention to what’s in your head instead of what you’re hearing around you. You’ll learn to distance yourself from specific people as well as the negativity they try to force into your life.
A Shift in Perspective
With yoga, you’ll develop this sense of gratitude through practice. You’ll learn how to surrender to life’s natural flow and accept everything that’s happening to you. You’ll learn how to focus on your breath so you can stay calm, relaxed, and at peace.
Those things are really critical, particularly with how stressful and toxic every day can be. With so many tasks to do at work, chores to finish at home, and an arguing partner who can easily get to your nerves, cultivating a more positive attitude can help you.
And you know what else?
Yoga can teach you all about gratitude. It’ll give you a clearer sense of appreciation for what you have and don’t have. And when you have so much appreciation for everything that’s happening to you, you’ll feel a lot more awesome.
Yoga isn’t just about losing weight, becoming more flexible or relieving pain. Its benefits can also change the way you see, experience, and live your life.Of course, for all of those changes to happen, you need to be fully committed and dedicated to making them come true. That means constant practice and being patient about the results.
Although beneficial for you, yoga doesn’t work like magic and it can’t deliver results overnight. It can take days, weeks or even months before you can see changes in your life. The results, however, are guaranteed to be worth all the hard work.
Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, CureJoy, FunTimesGuide, OMtimes and others. She’s also the founder and owner of SiddhiYoga.com, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali)
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