Are you working hard toward your goals, yet finding yourself stressed out with tight muscles, body aches, and having issues getting a good night’s rest? Those, and several other reasons are signs that you might benefit from taking a yoga class. Yoga is a great way to work on your flexibility and posture. It has breathing benefits and is good for your heart. On top of all of that, it helps you keep your stress level under control. Here are 10 signs that you should sign up for a yoga class to reap the calming benefits.
1. Stiff, tight muscles
Yoga poses stretch your muscles and help you move better, which eases tense muscles and soreness.
2. Irregular breathing
Yoga helps you pay attention to your breath, which can help you relax.
3. Poor posture
The stronger and more flexible you are, the better your posture will be. Yoga helps with body awareness, so you’ll likely notice when you are slouching and need to adjust your posture.
4. High blood pressure
Yoga has been known to lower blood pressure and slow the heart rate, which can benefit those suffering with high blood pressure or heart disease.
Yoga helps you relax making it easier to shut your mind off at bedtime. Even if you aren’t having a hard time sleeping, yoga may still help you doze more deeply.
6. Body aches
Yoga poses improve posture and strengthen muscles, which helps keep aches at bay.
7. High stress levels
Practicing yoga regularly can make you calmer overall due to the various relaxation techniques used. In addition to training your body, yoga trains your mind to react evenly to what life throws at you, lessening your stress load.
8. Lack of flexibility
Many yoga poses include spinal twists to loosen the joints in your spine. This can help improve everything from your tennis game to good digestion.
9. Muscles aren’t what you want them to be
Yoga uses the weight of your own body to build mass and strength. Using your own body weight results in well worked muscle groups that get stronger with each yoga class.
10. Experiencing workout injuries
Well-stretched muscles will heal and recover more quickly after a work out or being strained. Yoga improves your flexibility to help with recovery time.
Check out Elite’s website for our full yoga class schedule (included with every membership). Namaste.