Be Happy, Feel Beautiful
Do you want to get stronger and leaner? How about improving your flexibility and establishing better posture? Would you like to alleviate your stress, improve your concentration and be in an overall better mood? If you answered yes to these questions then the practice of yoga should be right up your alley!
Yoga has incredible health benefits. Along with the physical benefits, it is also a fabulous way to improve your overall mental state. If you are like most college students, staying sane and calm are definitely two priorities!
The list of the physical benefits is incredibly long, but here are just a few examples of what yoga can do for you when added to your workout routines:
Clearly, yoga has a multitude of benefits on the physical side. It provides benefits for your mental health as well. A stable mentality and positive outlook on yourself and the world around you is essential to your overall happiness.
Most people view yoga as a great way to work out and burn calories. However, along with the calorie burn it also focuses on meditation. Breathing exercises are used to center and focus your mind and your awareness. According to webmd.com, “Nearly every yoga student will tell you they feel happier and more content after class.” Why wouldn’t you want to give yoga try?
The mediation aspect of yoga is what helps with the mental state of the people who practice it. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran yogi, all levels learn how to quiet the mind, focus on the present moment and becoming more aware of themselves. This harmonizes your mind with your body, which is something many people never take the time to do. Keeping your mind and body in a peaceful state leads to less stress and therefore a happier you!
College students juggle insanely busy schedule. The schedules include homework, social lives, meetings, class, friends, working out and everything else that happens in between. A hectic lifestyle leads to mental burnout, physical illness and overall unhappiness. If this sounds like you, yoga could be the perfect solution.
Get started by signing up for a yoga class at your local gym. It helps to take a class at a yoga studio because the instructor will help you learn the correct poses for meditation. Most gyms offer a free trial class to get a feel for the studio atmosphere.
Yoga is still an option if you don’t have access to a studio. Check out your local library or amazon.com for yoga DVDs. These are savvy options when you don’t have the studio outlet, the money, or the time to get a membership.
Another great option, if you have it, is to use your TV’s “on demand” feature. People with FIOS or DirectTV can use this at any time of the day and the fitness routines change monthly.
Give yoga a shot and see for yourself how it can change your mind and body.