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Yoga – Here’s Why You Want to Hit the Mat

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Did you know that over 200 million people worldwide wake up every day and hit the mat?With so many joining in on the same activity, it makes you wonder what all the fuss is about? In today’s post, we discuss the amazing benefits of yoga and why you should be hitting the mat as often as possible.

Why To Practice

If you ask anyone why they practice yoga, answers will surely differ. For some, yoga strengthens their body and mind. For others, it’s an outlet to help bring a sense of call into their lives. It’s a way to unite the mental and physical, to reduce stress, to ease anxiety, to increase flexibility and create a closer relationship with your body.

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Yoga can be practiced at any age and any level. If you fear that you can’t move the way you once did, fear not. It’s amazing how you can train your body to move the way you want…

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Yoga while Hiking….love this!

When people think of yoga, they generally think of a form of exercise. Yoga is way more than that! Yoga is really about the way you live your life, it is in our everyday experiences and interactions. Yes, within yoga there are exercises, or postures you can do to build strength and stamina, amongst other […]

via 5 Ways to Practice Yoga WHILE Hiking -Without Doing Any “Yoga” — Minnesota Yogini

MORNING YOGA…STARTING YOUR DAY OFF RIGHT!

It sure is a lot harder getting out of bed on these dark, cold winter mornings!  Which is exactly why creating a healthy morning ritual is so important!  Don’t get me wrong…..there are mornings, especially during my week day, that I am dragging myself out from the warmth and comfort of my duvet!

But once my feet hit the floor, I know I’ll be on my way to a better day!  Taking an extra hour for me, while the house is still quiet really does feel rejuvenating!

Early mornings are when I prefer to focus on my personal Yoga practice. I love practicing Yoga before I start my work day! Stretching out my back, legs, arms, and, loosening up my hips, helps start my day off refreshed and energized!  Focusing on releasing stress and controlling my breathing prepares me to take on the days challenges!

If you are able to find a morning Yoga class that fits your schedule you will not be disappointed! If you are new to Yoga and prefer to practice at home, but don’t know where to start, take a look on-line. There are many amazing, gentle Yoga videos to follow along to.

So roll out your mat, dim the lights, add a relaxing playlist, and start your day off right!