Don’t Ignore These Signs
You’ve read all about yoga and its benefits. You know how much it can improve your health and your life. You understand that you should be starting tomorrow, but something keeps you from ever getting the ball rolling and taking that first step. If you are on the fence about yoga, then this may help give you that extra shove you need.
The following article reveals 6 warning signs that you need to start doing yoga as soon as possible! If you are doing any of these signs, then it would be best to go out, get a yoga mat, and start practicing right away.
See the signs below and be sure to pass this along to those that are skeptical of yoga and are exhibiting these warning signs.
By Alexa Erickson
1. You’re restless
You’re extremely exhausted, but somehow you can’t sit still. You find yourself wired up with anxiety and unable to relax. Time feels like it’s slipping through your fingers, when all you really need is some form of a chill pill. Yoga incorporates relaxation techniques to help you become aware of your stresses and let them go, becoming more in tune with the present moment.
2. You can’t sleep
Your mind is racing with uncontrollable thoughts. You either can’t fall asleep or stay asleep, and this causes you to feel fatigued day in and day out. Your brain needs a release, and yoga incorporates meditation to release that which does not serve you, including racing thoughts that hinder your rest and relaxation.
3. You have poor posture
Many of us have office jobs that require hours and hours of sitting hunched over a computer screen. You might find yourself complaining of a sore neck and back since you can’t keep your spine in proper alignment. Yoga cultivates strength and flexibility, which in turn make way for proper alignment. Yoga also helps with body awareness, so you’ll be able to recognize when your hunchback is kicking in, and your newfound strength + body awareness will enable you to correct it.
4. You’re experiencing irregular breathing
You may find yourself not breathing for moments at a time, or breathing very shallow. Yoga helps you to focus on your breath, paying close attention to deep inhales and exhales. The lungs are like balloons, so the more you incorporate deep breathing, the more they’ll be able to expand to hold more air. More lung capacity equates to deeper breaths, which yields a calmer mind.
5. You shy away from social situations
It can seem like a big feat to feel comfortable in your own skin, what with today’s society constantly creating images of ‘perfection.’ But yoga is all about dropping your ego and becoming comfortable with who you are from the inside out. And when you loosen up, from mind to muscles, your resulting confidence will make you feel more comfortable interacting in a group setting, and you’ll be better able to relax in these situations (including going to a yoga class!).
6. You’re choosing unhealthy coping mechanisms
When the going gets rough, you turn to food and booze to mask your imbalances. Perhaps you drown your sorrows by binge eating unhealthy food, or you forget your stresses with a few too many drinks at happy hour. In times like these, ask how yourself how (or if) these habits are helping your body in the long run. Yoga is a practice that sees health and happiness as a lifelong journey – and what journey could be more important than that?!
See the full article from YogiApproved here.
To Your Health And Wellness!