This post if for any parents out there. As the title suggests, we’ll be taking a look at yoga and everything that’s great about it. Daily yoga is something most parents can benefit from. It’ll improve your life, and can even make you better parents. So, without further ado, here are some insane benefits of yoga:
Helps Boost Your Energy Levels
I’ve spoken before about this feeling of lethargy and the things you can do to get over it. One of the main ways you can boost energy levels and feel more alert is through regular exercise. Yoga falls into this category, but it’s also perfect as you can do it anywhere. So, step outside and do a yoga flow in the fresh air. Making your body move and getting the blood pumping will help you feel less tired and lethargic. So, you have more energy to play with your kids all day during the summer holidays!
Proven To Help Overcome Addictions
If you’re addicted to something, then yoga is a very effective way of treating your problem. I know this sounds far fetched, but it’s genuinely true. If you contact Addiction Recovery Centre, you’ll see that one of their treatments involves yoga and meditation. It’s designed to help you get in the right mindset and bring more clarity to your thoughts. It works with less serious addictions as well – like being addicted to your smartphone! A bit of yoga coupled with meditation and deep breathing can help you avoid getting sucked in by things you may be addicted to. As a result, you can devote more time to having fun with your kids!
Reduces Aches And Pains
One of the main aims of yoga is to help you become more flexible and balanced. It really targets a few of the key problem areas in your body, like the spine, hips, shoulders, and neck. You can do yoga flows for specific areas of your body that feel tight and sore. In doing so, you loosen up the tight muscles, strengthen your weak ones, and get rid of any lingering aches & pains. As anyone with a child knows, you will have quite a sore body looking after them all day long. So, yoga helps you avoid this pain and feel a lot fresher.
Helps You Sleep Better
Ironically, yoga is good at both giving you energy and taking it away. It all depends on the type of yoga you do, and when you do it. Some yoga during the day/in the morning will give you the energy boost you need, while some lighter stuff at night helps you relax. As a consequence, you will sleep better whenever you do yoga before bed. This means you won’t wake up feeling drained, and can possibly get up earlier to help plan the day and get the breakfasts going!
The great thing about yoga is that you can do a ‘flow’ that only takes ten minutes, yet has profound benefits for your body and mind. If you’re looking for something that can improve your life, then give it a go!