9.06.2010

national yoga month


Saturday I reacquainted myself  with yoga.  I went on a hiatus from the gym this summer.  My arms and shoulders took a beating and are extremely sore.  It was nice to practice again. It's amazing how quickly my body tenses up and how little flexibility I had was frustrating however, it was great to feel connected with my body and have my mind clear and calm once again.

September is National Yoga Month! National Yoga Month has been created to educate people about the benefits of yoga. And how cool is this, studios all over the country are participating in a free week of yoga for new students! Head over to www.yogamonth.org, to find out which studios in your area are participating and and print off a free yoga week pass!

The website also includes information about the benefits of yoga. Some of the ones they list are:
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Decreased Stress
  • Greater flexibility
  • Enhanced brain function
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Better skeletal alignment
  • Strengthened bones/joints
  • Improved respiration
  • Weight Loss
  • Enhanced circulation
  • Easier transition through menopause
  • Deeper peace of mind
Big thanks to Eliza who announced National Yoga Month on her blog Art Asana.  Take a look-see at her blog if you are at all interested in yoga and/or art.  I really enjoy reading it.

3 comments:

Kelly said...

Thanks for posting the information on yoga. I knew that it could release stress, but I didn't realize the other health benefits. I went to my first restorative yoga class last Thursday and am hoping to practice the moves at home. I am trying to relax my sore muscles from running.

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

that's awesome Kelly. I love Yoga. It has been a blessing in my life. For me the benefits that I have benefited from are Strengthened bones/joints, Weight Loss, Enhanced circulation and Deeper peace of mind. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

henniemavis said...

Yoga IS awesome. Nothing feels as good as stretching, I find... when I can regiment myself to do it regularly. Aahhhhh!