I have taken Yoga classes on and off for many years. I enjoy the exercises, the stretches, and the various, challenging poses, but my main problem is that I forget to breathe, which can be detrimental in a Yoga class. Also, I figure if I'm not lifting weights or working the Eliptical, then I must not be working my heart. I'm wrong.
Those who practice Yoga are healthier, happier, and straighter. Yes, their posture is wonderful. And, a straight back actually helps one's head, knees, and a multitude of body parts. These very intelligent people learn the essence of proper posture, proper breathing, and proper attitude.
I am a firm believer in living right, eating right, and exercising. It seems Yoga offers all three. As with any sport (is it a sport?), one needs determination and tenacity. After having read several papers on Yoga, I've decided that giving up on Yoga is like giving up on an opportunity to be healthy.
I looked up several sites and found one to be quite beneficial. The Yoga Journal at http://www.yogajournal.com/health/1634provides many reasons why Yoga is so very good for physical and mental well being. It’s convinced me that I should give Yoga another chance.
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