Over the past year or so, I’d say Yoga has become my favourite of all physical activities. No, this isn’t because ‘you don’t really do anything’ or that I’m ‘really flexible’ – common misconceptions of the practise. My reasons are tenfold and rooted in the true purpose of Yoga as a spiritual/meditative activity which provides a rather pleasant ripple effect throughout other facets of my lifestyle. Thus proving, so far, to be the most beneficial cog in my mission of achieving overall ‘well-being’.
Now I am no saint. Nor do I profess to be an expert in Yoga or anywhere near what one might call a Yogi. In fact, I haven’t been to one Yoga class this year – mainly down to my downright stubbornness to refuse to spend the month of January on a ‘health kick’ mainly consisting of depravation. This is my own stigma about such healthy regimes and I need to kick it because, although watching movies and eating chocolate throughout a drizzle filled January is comforting, its overall health benefits are not really comparable to physical activity.
So, as the beginning of a new month, I hereby swear to book some Yoga classes and engage in a healthier approach to London drizzle than that of the ‘comforting’ kind. As part of my mission this February I decided to look at some of the benefits, other than those of the ‘deep and meaningful variety’, that are relatable to our ever progressive beauty regime and here I share my findings with you.
- Yoga improves blood circulation and helps to remove toxins from the body – aiding cell regeneration.
- Removal of toxins helps the body to absorb essential nutrients from foods that assist in healthy skin.
- Yoga improves posture – helping you to carry yourself at your very best.
- Yoga helps reduce stress which effects the body at a cellular level and causes premature aging.
- Yoga stimulates all of the internal organs including the endocrine system ensuring that hormone levels are at their optimum, meaning imbalances that can form things like pimples on the skin are kept under better control.
There are obviously many, many other benefits than this to this wonderful practise, but some food for thought at least.