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Could Yoga Be for You?

December 20th, 2011 Healthy Living

If you have a friend who does yoga, you've probably had the benefits explained to you at least a few times. Believe it or not, what you've heard is true! Regular practice of yoga can have a number of positive benefits to your overall well-being - chronic aches may subside, and you could enjoy heightened levels of energy. Make no mistake - proper yoga practice is rigorous exercise, but there are many forms that won't leave you a sweaty mess when you're done.

If you're interested in discovering what yoga might be able to do for you, head to a local studio and see if they have any introductory specials for first-time students. Many places do, and you can enjoy a few classes at a fairly low price. They may even rent out a mat to you for just a few dollars.

Try to approach yoga with an open mind. It may seem a little strange to place so much emphasis on your breathing, and your first "ohm" could be a bit awkward, but if you work through your initial misgivings and really throw yourself into practice, the benefits may become clear even after your first class. You'll feel lightened and ready to face the world.

With regular practice, you may recover flexibility that you forgot about. Many studios incorporate a heavy spiritual element into their yoga, which can be good for a person's worldview. However, if this isn't to your liking, you should have no problem finding one that focuses primarily on the physical aspects.