Written by: B4orce Ambassador, Mark Berger
Yoga brings us lean muscle by using our body weight, which helps builds core, balance, and unilateral durability. It also increases blood flow to help the muscles grow.
Yoga keeps you focused and improves your memory. It gives you that boost of extra energy you need to tackle everything life throws at you with a little more clarity.
When you learn to breathe and meditate, it allows you to stay calm in stressful situations. There are also poses, and breathing techniques that you can practice that will slow your heart rate or give you relief in places where you tend to hold stress.
Yoga helps you bring energy to your partner, adding more intimate and euphoric feelings to the experience. It also increases your sexual stamina as you improve your body awareness.
Yoga helps improve flexibility, blood flow and gives you more proprioception (a sixth sense) throughout your body. The stretching and strengthening of almost all joints, tendons, and muscles helps your body both before and after physical activity, providing healing qualities for any of life’s activities, even sitting at a desk all day.
Yoga helps boost your immune, circulatory, digestive, excretory, respiratory, skeletal, nervous, and endocrine systems. It also helps reduce tension, anxiety, and stress, which can help you sleep better.
Yoga brings us a moral compass on how to treat the environment, each other, and most importantly ourselves. The word yoga means to bring into union. Yoga brings us a deeper connection to the universe, other living beings, a Divine Energy, and our true Self.
Yoga is the best compliment to anything you do in life. As long as you can move, breathe, or think, you can do yoga. Not flexible? Stretch more. Anxious? Learn to breathe. Suffering from injuries? Move with intention. Out of shape? Go at your own pace.
When you go to your first yoga class, remember that it is not a competition like other forms of movement. It is a time to make space for yourself. When you start to see some improvement, know that it’s time to get back to your mat and keep putting it into practice. Stick with it; eventually, yoga will become a way of life.