If your new years resolution was to have a healthy start, you may want to explore the Indian art of Yoga. These exercises are designed to bring together the mind, body and soul by using body movement and meditation. It is based on the yogic strategy that the mind and body are in fact “One”. Some believe that if you perform yoga correctly, it can help bring the body to reach a place of harmony and heal itself.
Research shows that yoga helps to maintain or control anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and stress. Here are some of the additional health benefits of Yoga:
• Improves concentration and creativity
• Improves blood circulation
• Boosts self-esteem
• Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
• Reduces stress and tension
Many gyms and fitness centers offer Yoga, and you can get started by using simple online tutorials or books from your local bookstore! Wouldn’t that be a great start to a new year? Just think of this as a positive beginning to the new and improved YOU.