Now no matter what gender you are, trying yoga for the first time could be intimidating, especially when you’ve gone to a class with your super flexible, foldable girlfriend/friend. Many poses would seem difficult to anyone who hasn’t had a consistent yoga routine or someone who spends majority of time at the gym and little time really stretching the muscles out. Yoga helps to improve performance in your regular fitness activity therefore leading to less injuries.
Benefits of Yoga
NOTE: You DO NOT have to be flexible to practice yoga. With time comes flexibility and regardless of this, yoga gifts you with so much more than flexibility. You DO NOT have to know all the Sanskrit or English names of yoga poses before class. The instructor is there to guide you through your practice and all you reallt need to do is to show up. Yoga is NOT only for women. Everyone benefits from yoga. Yoga does not discriminate and the muscles in your body will thank you for honoring them. Yoga will bring you balance and you’ll learn things about yourself you may not have realized before or you had and just neglected how powerful/useful it is to you. The basic poses in yoga provide the foundation, flexibility and strength not only for the advanced poses but for a better lifestyle.
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