Today I did yoga again for the first time in months. I just felt in the right place to do it effectively.
I have my own yoga mat and so just did a youtube session (Yoga with Adrienne – she’s fabulous). My plan is to build up again at home and then get back into going to the local class, at the moment I don’t feel ready to do it in public. I have issues with how much weight I have put on so just feel safer doing it at home at the moment.
Anyway, it felt great and my mind and body always feel much better after it. I therefore am writing this as a reminder of the benefits and to remind myself that it does make me feel good!
There are many positives to yoga:
- I don’t need to buy any new equipment to do it
- I can do it without anyone seeing me
- It improves my strength
- Improves flexibility
- Eases my back pain
- Protects bones
- Gets my blood flowing
- Makes me feel energetic
- Good for stress
- Helps my concentration
- May help me lose weight
- Improves my balance and posture
- Release tension in my muscles
- Helps me sleep better
- Is a form of meditation for me
- Calms my anxiety
- Keeps my bipolar stable
- Is a form of self-care
So now I have no excuse to keep on doing it!