So you’ve heard that practicing yoga is good for you, you’ve heard there are benefits of doing yoga, but maybe you’re not quite sure what the benefits of yoga reallyyyy are.
The practice of yoga has been around for thousands of years. But, the modern practice of yoga is more focused on the asanas (or yoga poses) and sequencing rather than the following the entire eight limbs of yoga.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing, but sometimes all the other benefits get lost on us when we only practice the sequencing of yoga poses.
Meditation and breath work are two other limbs of yoga and are extremely beneficial as well. But, in regards to yoga poses and yoga sequences, there are many benefits you can experience.
When Can You Feel The Benefits?
Yoga isn’t some magic pill that you take and all of a sudden your worries disappear. It’s a softer medicine that you take to keep yourself well so you don’t get sick, feel stiff, get sluggish or whatever.
Just like it’s not a fast medicine, you can’t expect to do one session of yoga and all your worries are gone. It takes a daily or weekly practice of yoga to start to feel the benefits.
Does that mean you should just say, “Meh, I’m not going to do it then…”?
No. I would definitely say to give yoga a chance. Add it to your daily or weekly routine and you’ll start to notice the shift over time. I would say give it two or three months and re-evaluate how you feel about everything.
9 BENEFITS OF YOGA AND WHY YOU SHOULD PRACTICE
So, does that mean you need to practice for an hour every day? Nope!
You can practice for 10 minutes a day and still experience the benefits of yoga. Most of my daily practices are anywhere from 10-20 minutes in the morning.
That’s it. Really.
It doesn’t take loads of time to experience any of these benefits.
Would it be good to do more? Sure. But, that doesn’t mean you have to practice for longer times.
I don’t have a lot of time in the morning, and I’m not the type of person that’s going to get up two hours before I need to have my kids ready for school.
5 am comes entirely too early, and I don’t feel like getting up that early. So, I wake up at 6 am to get my 20 minutes in before I have to walk the dog, make lunches and wake everyone up.
It’s my peace and quiet for the day.