Yoga is a powerful practice with its benefits extending further than what happens on your mat or meditation cushion. Yoga introduces you to things that were previously unknown to you and opens your eyes to so much more that were right in front of you but never noticed.
You may be rolling your eyes right about now, but I implore you to read on and discover how yoga can change you in ways that you didn’t even think was possible.
It Will Introduce You To Your Practice
Your practice is a sacred space with no judgments. It is the one place and time that you are truly allowed to be yourself in every way, shape and form. You can cry, sing, or laugh if you feel like it. You can wrap yourself into a ball and listen to the sound of your breath, or you can sweat and sweat to release stress and tension.
Your practice is a sacred space, and once you learn this simple fact, you will fall in love with it. As a lifelong, continuous practice, the very practice of yoga may quickly become one of the major loves in your life from now until forever.
It Will Teach You Intention
Intention is powerful. What you send out tends to return back to you. Whether you refer to this as the laws of karma, the rules of physics, or simple cause and effect, it is undeniable that intention holds strong value.
Yoga teaches you to place emphasis and focus on intention. Yoga invites you to set intentions for both your practice and for your life and to work toward bringing these intentions to life. This influential energy is meaningful and, with time, will become very meaningful to you.
It Will Alter Your Connection To Your Breath
Yoga is all about life force energy. Breath is the ultimate prana. It is quite literally what keeps us alive. It is also the only autonomous function of the body that we also have the power to consciously control, and that is an incredible power.
Yoga will teach you to fall in love with your breath as you focus your attention and energy on this vital force of the body. Learning to control your breath can drastically affect your mood, energy and life. Fall in love with your breath and watch your world transform.
It Can Introduce You To Someone Like-Minded At A Yoga Event
In the gym, at a studio, at a yoga festival, workshop, conference or a meditation center, yoga opens the door to so many gatherings of like-minded people. Maybe you’ll meet your soul sister/brother or perhaps even a potential love interest as the two of you sweat, laugh, cry and play side-by-side on your mats or meditation cushions.
Whatever the event or location, yoga joins us together as conscious movers, mindful meditators, and believers of something special and powerful. Joining and sharing in that energy is a love in and of itself and the people that you may meet at these gatherings can be truly special and unique characters.