I often say – if you need to talk to me about something, talk to me after I do some yoga, not before. Yoga simply turns me into a better person. And what happens if I don’t do yoga for a couple of days? Well, everyone notices the difference, let’s leave it at that.
Yoga is good for your overall health
I used to have major back problems, before I started doing yoga. Sometimes after a long day at the office, sitting in front of the computer for a while, my lower back would just start killing me at the end of the day. I was introduced to the world of yoga via Bikram Yoga, so after I went to a few classes, my back pain slowly disappeared. Now, this is in no way a medical advice here, but from my own experience, it did it for me. Just as they say it –
you are as young as your spine is flexible.
Yoga calms your mind
Patience is not one of my (natural) virtues, and yoga is an excellent (non-invasive) tool, to get your “head-hotness” level down, especially if you have a meeting-heavyv day ahead, or if you are a parent – you’ll need a whole lot of patience to be able to think clearly and be a good leader / communicator in your career and in life.
Yoga delivers an increased level of happiness
Yoga makes me happy. It’s true. I love watching people who walk out of a yoga studio, and compare them to people who walk out of a court (I live near a law court). I guess to get an accurate result, I would need to do an A-B, and I would need to watch a lawyer walking out of a yoga studio, but so far, I cannot remember seeing a truly sad (pre-occupied-unconsious) person in a yoga studio. And I say “unconscious” because this is exactly what adds a bit more happiness to a yogi’s life – presence, awareness. When we are more present, more aware of every moment in our day; instead of going on an autopilot, we are more satisfied with what we already have, instead of constantly looking for “what’s coming in the future.”
The benefits of yoga are, truly, endless. But the main one for me is, once you know how GOOD it feels in your body, you won’t be able to imagine your life without yoga. What about you? Do you find yoga relaxing, energizing, or calming? How does it help you live a happier life? Share in the comments below. As for me, yes I can totally say it; I am addicted to yoga, and I love it.