AD - This post is sponsored by Bidvine but all thoughts and opinions are my own
Ever since I was diagnosed with anxiety, I’ve been super interested in yoga. I was made aware that it can help with your mental health and I was keen to try anything that might have an impact. Luckily for me, yoga did have an impact and I still practice it today, regardless of my mental state. I would recommend yoga to anyone and there are so many different types which benefit so many different elements of health and well-being. I wanted to talk about my experience with yoga and the benefits I’ve found its made to my life.
I’ve been practicing Yoga for a number of years now and the most beautiful thing about it is that it’s an experience. There’s no end goal. No competition. The very act of Yoga and everything you discover about yourself through practice is an experience and if you’re into your personal growth, then I’d highly recommend rolling out the Yoga mat.
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I have a few additional blog posts where I share some tips for those who want to get into Yoga but in this post, I want to focus mostly on my experience with Yoga and the amazing benefits I’ve gained from it. Which will hopefully encourage you to roll out the mat and have your own experience too!
My experience with Yoga:
It’s taught me how to breathe properly: Breathing is important… Obviously. But it’s amazing how often we actually don’t breathe properly which can have a negative impact on us. Yoga has taught me to breathe deeper, slower and in a more correct rhythm.
It got me into exercise again: I was put off exercise completely when I got anxiety, unfortunately. I was terrified of getting hot and sweaty and passing out. You name it, I was scared of it happening! But yoga eased me back into light exercise which I am so grateful for.
It made me more aware of my body: It made me realise what areas I needed to work on it terms of flexibilty and which areas of my body are tighter and painful in certain positions. It helps you tune in to you. And its an incredible feeling when you do so.
It helps me tune out: When I say tune out, I mean tune out of the outside world and tune in to me and the present moment. There’s nothing like blocking out everything else in your life and just focusing on your breathing, your positions and how your body is feeling.
Its made me more grateful: This is a funny one and I don’t know how it’s done so, but yoga has made me more grateful for health for my own body and for having the ability to move it freely each day. It’s made me more in tune with the earth and everything in it.
There are so many different ways to practice yoga. Through books, podcasts, YouTube videos or DVD’s. And so many different types of yoga to practice. Everyone is different when it comes to yoga. Everyone needs different things from it and needs to focus on different parts of their body and mind to get the most out of it.
One of the best ways to do that, is by going to a class or a yoga lesson with a qualified, professional teacher who understand your needs and can extract the most from your lesson to benefit you. It can be daunting finding qualified yoga teachers which will fit in with your personal needs but Bidvine is a great way to do just that!
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