If you are a student, athlete or you have sedentary job yoga is perfect for you. Actually, I think yoga is good almost for everybody. But, I use notoriously known sentence: consult with your doctor before starting any fitness routine. Yoga is very complex exercise, you work on your balance, flexibility and strength. We can´t fotget the mental aspect of the yoga, because yoga can significantly decrease your stress level (what is especially helpful day before exam).
You can start doing yoga without previous exercise experiences, but it is better to start under a supervision of the instructor in the yoga class. Later, you can continue practice yoga at home with help of some Yoga DVD or Yoga-app. When, I study all day long, sitting in front of the books my back will start hurt and my muscles get very stiff. In order, to prevent these problems, I like to take few pauses between a studying and when I have time do some yoga poses. Only 30 min. a day can have a tremedous impact on your well-being.
Personally, I love yoga app: Daily Yoga, because they offer more than 50 sessions and various programs for different focus (slim down, get stronger, focus on body parts, health sessions…). It cost about 4 $ a month. No, this is not a sponsored article, just my personal experience. I love, that I don´t have to go to studio, but I can practice at home and it is student-friendly price. So, let´s see the benefits of the yoga:
- Improves a flexibility
- Builds muscle strength
- Perfects your posture
- Betters your bone health
- Increase your blood flow
- Boost your immunity
- Regulates your adrenal glands
- Helps you to focus! (yes, all student see you on yoga class tomorrow)
- Lowers blood sugar
- Helps with weight loss
- De-stress you
- and more
All you need is good yoga mat, and as a beginner you may need also yoga blocks and/or yoga belt to support you in some poses.
Yoga is perfect complement to your usual workout or as a compensation to sedentary lifestyle. You can choose from different types of yoga which vary on the intensity and the difficulty. You can begin with yoga in any age and fitness level. One of the most important things in the yoga is do it for yourself. Don´t compete with your friend who makes more dangerously looking pose, practice in your own tempo and you will see results inside out.