Scientists estimate that an average person has 50,000 thoughts each day. Most of these thoughts serve only to avoid the opportunity of living and appreciating the present moment.
The root of yoga is to still the mind without distraction and be in the present moment.
Yoga can make life extraordinary by opening up creative channels by removing dark and cloudy layers of perception and negative thought processes.
As long as one can breath, one can practice yoga.
Yoga is great for people who engage in sports, (such as tennis, golf, hockey etc.) as it aligns, corrects and tones the body. This can improve your game.
The practice cultivates body awareness in many ways. It helps to rebalance the left and right side of the body. This is important because most people don't have equal strength on both sides. One arm might be stronger than the other, and if you only use that arm more often, then you're neglecting the other side.
Balance is key to ultimate health.
Yoga improves movement capabilities, and conserves energy by engaging the correct muscles, and relaxing those that aren't necessary for a movement.
Yoga also develops self confidence and self empowerment which is great for speakers and performers. The practice develops controlled use of breathing and heightened focus and concentration.
The essence of yoga is the liberation of the mind.
Benefits can be seen physically, mentally and spiritually.
Benefits of Yoga
- Increases blood circulation throughout the body, which improves respiration, increases our energy levels and stamina.
- Realigns the body, strengthens our bones, joints and tones our muscles.
- Massages our internal organs, thus improving their function for optimal health.
- Detoxifies the body, purifying our internal organs.
- Builds self esteem, self awareness and self acceptance.
- Brings focus and clarity to our mind, improving our decision making skills.
- Calms the mind, bringing us to peace and relaxation.
- Soothes our emotions, removing stress, anxiety and depression.