One of my favorite things I got out of 2013 was my new-found love for yoga. I started going to free yoga classes at the gym on campus and now I wish I could go to yoga every morning. I never really understood the big deal about yoga until I started going and realized how much you actually work your body during a 50 minute yoga class. To a casual passerby, it looks like these yogis aren’t doing anything in terms of staying fit and losing weight, but they are! You just have to experience it to find out.

Take a look at some of the health benefits yoga provides (besides the obvious de-stresser). You may be surprised!

  • Improved posture, balance, strength and flexibility
  • Better blood circulation and lower heart rate
  • Improved breathing
  • Healthier joints and bones
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Easier relaxation and peace of mind
  • Cheers you up!

Yoga Journal is great website to use to start practicing yoga on your own or to learn more poses outside of class. You can build your own yoga sequences to follow in your routine and take a 21 day yoga challenge among many other things. Check it out and give yoga a try if you haven’t already. Namaste!


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