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10 Reasons to Start Your Day with Yoga

June 23, 2009

1.  Get bendy  
We all know yoga gets you more flexible, but did you know that a study was conducted in which participants (of various levels) saw a 35% increase in their flexibility?  And guess what?  It was after just 8 weeks of yoga.  So why should you start your day with yoga?  Because the greatest improvements were in the shoulder and trunk… 

2.  Turn that frown upside down
We all know and love that post-yoga bliss feeling.  Now Yoga is being recognized and promoted as a part of a well rounded approach to help relieve symptoms of depression.  You could be that person smiling in the subway on the way to work…

3.  Cheerios are gross!  Lower your blood pressure
Because “emotional factors” do aggravate blood pressure, Yoga can be a great way to reduce stress and learn to stay cool under pressure.  Imagine being super zen at that meeting scheduled tomorrow…

4.  Carpal tunnel syndrome
Too much time at the computer?  Get this:  people who do Yoga twice per week for at least 8 weeks report less pain than those who wear a splint…

5.  Get Stronger
“In one of the most persuasive yoga studies, men and women 18-27 years of age who participated in two yoga sessions per week for eight weeks increased the strength in their arms from 19% to 31%, and by 28% in their legs.”  

6.  Increase your sense of well-being
More melatonin = more feelings of oneness.  Always a good thing.  Feeling grounded and lovely on your way to work…

7.  Lose weight
Yoga is all about awareness, mindfulness, etc., all stuff that happens to spread to other areas of one’s life… 

8.  Everybody poops
And so should you.  Yoga is a great way to naturally regulate your digestive system–definitely making your day more comfortable! 

9.  All the cool kids are doing it
If celebrities are doing it, clearly you should too. 

10.  Be immune
Boost your immunity to illness and stay sneeze-free while your coworkers suffer.  Less sick days for being sick leads to more sick days for that beach vacation!


Um, yeah.  So you should really start your day with yoga!  
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. songbird81 permalink*
    June 24, 2009 2:24 am

    Great info!! Thanks:)

  2. June 24, 2009 7:08 pm

    I couldn’t agree more!!!!

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