Research has found that yoga is a method of exercise that comes with several benefits. This popular practice has been on the rise for years now and has been shown to help the body both mentally and physically. If you’re interested in learning more about yoga, here are a few reasons why you should consider getting into it this year: 

Improves Flexibility 

Studies suggest that yoga may help promote flexibility in the body. By consistently practicing stretches, the body’s range of motion begins to increase; this helps improve flexibility, which may help decrease inflammation and discomfort in the body. Furthermore, when a stretch is practiced repeatedly, this allows the body to go deeper into the stance, which also helps tone the muscle and burn more calories. When a person becomes more flexible, this helps reduce the chance of injury and circulation in the body. 

Furthermore, flexibility may help contribute to weight loss; It helps improve exercise performances, and may also improve a person’s posture. Altogether, it can help improve muscle repair by decreasing levels of soreness in the body, after high-intensity workout sessions. 

Perfect Way to Meditate 

Meditation is the perfect way to help ease the body and mind after a long stressful day. The breathing techniques done in yoga is a great way to practice mindful meditation. To get the most out of your meditation, it’s important to create a distraction-free environment. In this case, this can be in the comfort of your own home or backyard. 

Begin to perform different yoga stances and remember to inhale as you stretch and exhale when you release. After completing your yoga stances, take about 5 minutes to just focus on deep breathing. During this time, it’s important to go through your thoughts to help clear your head. Dismiss unimportant thoughts from your mind, and begin to focus on the life situations that are the most important to you. While you go through these thoughts, continue doing the deep breathing techniques to help clear your head, and relax the mind. 

Helps Promote Relaxation 

Recent studies have shown that yoga can help reduce levels of tension in the body. When a person is stressed, it’s easy for their muscles to become tight and tensed, which leads to discomfort. Practicing yoga helps lower levels of inflammation in the body, which ultimately helps ease the muscles and promote relaxation. When the body is relaxed, this can help promote sleep after a hectic day. 

Our preferred Blooming Botanicals pairing for a yoga practice is our Lavender Tincture. The natural components in lavender that aid in relaxation allow the practice to flow with ease and tranquility. 

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