Yoga for Mental Health
I have recently picked up a new hobby: yoga! I have done yoga on and off for years now but, I finally decided to make it a consistent workout in my routine.
Yoga has helped me in so many different ways, both mentally and physically. Physically it helps me strengthen and stretch while challenging my balance and coordination. Even though I knew yoga was a good workout, I didn’t realize what it would do for me mentally. Taking even 30 minutes to do a yoga session helps me focus on myself for that time. I am able to work on my breathing and be “in the moment.”
Yoga helps me be mindful and really forces me to concentrate on how my mind and body work together. Usually at the end of the session, there is a couple minutes of silent meditation where I gather my thoughts and just focus on letting out my stress, worries and anything else that is weighing on me.
If you are interested in trying some yoga sessions, I recommend the Peloton app or even some videos on YouTube!
Have you ever tried yoga? Did you like it? Have you ever been intimidated, or unsure how to start if it’s something that you want to include in your wellness routine? Are there other activities that you’ve tried, or enjoyed, that allow you to focus on yourself?