"THREE" PHYSICAL Qualities that Yoga and Meditation can contribute to:

"Why We Love Yoga"

"THREE" PHYSICAL Qualities that Yoga and Meditation can contribute to:

#1: Digestion/Metabolism

Inversions and twists can be life changing when it comes to digestion and metabolism. By strengthening our abdominal muscles, we also strengthen our organs, which are the centre of digestion. Vinyasa flow helps with circulation to really get our blood flowing in all the right places.

#2: Posture

An emphasis on formation is critical for a safe practice. If we pay attention to alignment, we can improve the way we stand and sit. For example, the simplicity of a Mountain Pose (Tadasana), is much more complex than one may think. Lengthening the spine, keeping shoulders back, and other adjustments can be hard work. But with consistent practice we can open up the parts of our bodies we tend to neglect—such as out chest and shoulders—and ultimately create better posture.

#3: Energy

The combination of all the benefits of yoga—physical and mental—can provide us with great energy. Cultivating the best version of oneself through a yoga and meditation practice can boost motivation. Moving and stretching in yoga, especially during forward folds and inversions, helps blood circulation. The combo makes us feel good all around!

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