With the Spring Has Sprung Yoga Challenge wrapping up, we thought we would share our thoughts on how yoga transforms your body. Whether you have participated in the challenge all month or are just jumping in to beginner yoga, you can reap the benefits of a regular yoga routine. The physical health benefits of yoga rival those of other forms of exercise. The best part is that you can jump into the fitness trend with just a yoga mat and a few instructions. The Huffington Post wrote an article a few years ago on the benefits of yoga both after class and after years of the practice. Some of their findings can be found in the infographic below.
“Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle found an association between a regular yoga practice and decreased weight — or at least a maintained weight — among more than 15,000 healthy, middle-aged adults.”
Choose the type of yoga based on your long term goals. Even the gentlest forms of yoga can aid with flexibility and balance (Hatha, Integral, and Iyengar yoga). But there are types that will build muscle strength, endurance, and give a great cardio workout (Power, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram, and Hot yoga). Whatever your long term fitness goals, let yoga be a part of your plan. Order your own custom yoga mat from Yogamatic to get started on your path to a healthier body. See for yourself just how yoga transforms your body!Share this post: