You practice yoga daily, but as with any physical activity, you wonder how to avoid yoga injuries. You already know yoga is one of the fastest growing fitness routines throughout the U.S., and its benefits include reduced anxiety, stress, and muscle tension, as well as improved flexibility, strength and confidence. You also know research has proved the positive benefits yoga has on involuntary body cycles including an improvement in heart rate, respiration and metabolism, and has been seen to help reduce pain. Your practice is filled with possibilities for a growth in inner peace and better health, but it is important to recognize the proper techniques involved in order avoid yoga injuries.
Do you ever feel like you woke up on the wrong side of the bed and are instantly in a bad mood? Yeah, us too! Instead of hitting the snooze button one more time, try these 5 simple yoga poses that will put you in a good mood every morning! We wholeheartedly believe that our practice elevates our mood, as well as keeps us anxiety-free. There are even scientific studies that support the idea that there are genes linked to stress that can actually be turned on and off through yoga. So, why wouldn’t you want to try these moves?
We understand that being an athlete can cause damage and put severe strain on the body, which is why we’ve compiled great yoga poses for our athletes. Many athletes feel they don’t have the patience or the time to add yoga to their already rigorous training schedule. However, we believe they will find that adding yoga to their routine will not only protect their body and prevent injuries, but they will also perform better. It’s why so many professional sports teams are now adding yoga into their weekly mix of workouts. With yoga, athletes can recover faster after workouts, strengthen weakened areas that may have affect their performance, and develop their concentration.
Take a moment to think about everything you’ve done in the last 24 hours. Just a little longer. Ok, did you break out a sweat just thinking about all the things you’ve done, or still have to do? We did too. How do you manage your stress? Do you just keep on going, hoping it’ll go away?
So you can’t touch your toes. Join the club! Even if you don’t count flexibility as one of your strengths, that doesn’t mean yoga isn’t right for you, although it persists as one of the most common excuses for not giving it a try. The best responses we’ve heard to this is excuse sound something like, “that’s like saying that you can’t go grocery shopping because you don’t have anything in your cupboards.” Or, “your teeth are too dirty to brush.” Flexibility is a product of yoga, not a prerequisite.
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