5 Reasons You Should Be Doing Yoga

When someone says “yoga”, more often than not, most people imagine women in spandex, sitting on a mat, meditating, contorting their body and mastering difficult poses that require flexibility and this makes the practice seem generally unapproachable.

Anyone who has tried it will tell you of its powerful benefits and that yoga is a lot more than that and the practice accommodates everyone at all levels of experience and flexibility.

As you start the year and plan your fitness goals, join the Capital Lifestyle team at Africa Yoga Project every Saturday at 10 AM – 12 PM for some exhilarating 2 hour yoga session and here are five reasons why.

1. It’s a full body workout

Yoga will take you through heart-pumping cardio, engage your muscles from your core to your legs and relax your mind.

2. It’s a stress reliever

Incorporating meditation to your practice will help you learn to be mindful and aware of  the present moment and relieve your stress.

3. Flexibility and balance

Yoga is probably the best way to increase your flexibility and loosen up your muscles. If you are a beginner, do not fret work consistently on your practice and you will get there.

4.Strength Training

Yoga will works your muscles from your core to your root and help you develop strength  so every time you want to switch things up from lifting weights, go for yoga.

5.Yoga will help you ease pain

Yoga will help you relieve back pain, neck pain and with the help of your instructor, you can find the right poses that will help ease your pain.

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