Remember To Breathe
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.” – Albert Einstein Life can sneak up from behind us and often teach us that things can change in a blink of an eye. One of the many great things about yoga is that it can be with us all the time - it is not limited to a yoga mat. By learning how to cope with difficult poses on the yoga mat, we have the opportunity to carry that same knowledge off the mat.
When something is difficult or we have a few curve balls thrown at us, when we are being pushed to our limits, we tend to hold a breath or two. In a yoga class, we are always reminded to breathe. When there is tension, breathe...try easy instead of try hard.
There is no point in pushing harder. The magic happens when we understand this on our yoga mats and apply this in our daily lives, when to stop breathing and when to keep going.
Did you know that yoga affects the mind and body far beyond the obvious physical benefits?
Yoga reduces anxiety, prevents and decreases depression, benefits the nervous system, and affects mental alertness, as well as how you think, feel, and carry yourself. Did you know the psychological benefits of yoga increases the lymphatic flow which supports a healthy immune system? Yoga is more than just a physical practice, it is a way of life. Practicing yoga provides the benefits of happiness, health, focus, energy, and helps you to be the best you every day on and off the mat.