Stay Healthy – Do Yoga At Home
by Kim S. Santiago
“Yoga is not just repetition of few postures – it is more about the exploration and discovery of the subtle energies of life.”
– Amit Ray
Yoga has all kinds of health benefits. It’s good for your flexibility, your heart, your mind, and your soul. When you practice yoga, it can help heal all kinds of ailments, both physical and mental ones. People who have anxiety or depression often report that doing yoga and learning how to breathe correctly while in challenging poses has helped them out immensely.
One more secret benefit from doing yoga that many people don’t know about is how it can improve relationships.
Reiterated below are some of the major benefits you get from simply doing yoga.
One of the main benefits of yoga is it connects your mind and your body. Oftentimes we think of our bodies as just vessels without really understanding that our bodies are who we are. Yoga helps close that bridge and melds them into one.
In order to develop a good relationship with people, one needs to have a solid connection between their mind and body. When we only engage casually with other people, our relationships tend to be weak and shallow. Yoga helps us develop a more rounded and deeper connection with people and nature.
When you engage in yoga, it helps increase the empathy that you feel towards yourself and the world around you. You will learn to listen to your body, your mind, and engage with your thoughts and feelings in a more open and honest way. When you nurture that relationship with yourself, you will inevitably be able to nurture your relationship with others as well. Doing yoga with your partner means that both of you will be able to have a more open and honest relationship with your own selves and with one another.
Living life in the past is something that a lot of people unintentionally do. They hold on to past relationships, old grudges, and things that have long since passed yet still allow themselves to be affected by them.
When you practice yoga, it helps you live your life in the present instead of hanging on to the past. With yoga, you have to focus on your body, your breathing, and your balance. Using these methods can teach us to be present in the moment. When both partners engage in yoga together, they are both present in the moment and are able to connect with each other more fully.
Yoga is all about releasing tension and energy that has built up within our bodies. When we open ourselves and release that tension, our defenses are lowered which allows us to engage with the people around us in a healthier manner. We all know someone, (or perhaps it’s ourselves), who is always reserved when dealing with their partner for fear of getting hurt. That can cause a lot of tension in our relationship with them, and yoga can help ease that tension away.
Many people who have not tried yoga don’t know that yoga can teach us how to feel in new and different ways. Because there’s so much focus on opening and releasing when it comes to yoga, connecting with your emotions and opening your heart to love is one of the biggest benefits of doing yoga.
To sum it all up, yoga isn’t just a New Age gimmick. It is an exercise that has a lot of benefits in health and physical fitness. Not only that, many cultures use it to help with their mental and spiritual health. Doing yoga together is a great way to connect with one another. With that, we encourage everyone to join our 60-minute Yoga From Home session via zoom every Monday, 5:00 – 6:00 in the afternoon.