Why Yoga?

A couple of days ago my roommates and I thought it would be fun to recreationally participate in a yoga session via a Youtube tutorial. My one roommate informed me she has been practicing yoga almost daily as of late and that she had thoroughly been enjoying it, so I agreed to join her for a 30-minute session. Despite a rocky start, due to the fact we could not stop laughing and being rather immature about it, I found myself quite involved with the movements after a few minutes and felt quite exerted from the core strength involved.

In addition to being a great workout, I further found the yoga routine to be quite calming. I personally deal with anxiety on a daily basis, and despite the fact that I take medication to help me to cope with my anxiety, it does not always work to the extent I wish it did. After engaging in a brief yoga routine, I strongly believe that pursuing this practice every day would be an effective means to enhance mental health and encourage relaxation.

Yoga is also a great practice for the body. It increases the range of motion and flexibility, exercises a variety of different muscle groups, and increases core strength. I would argue that some individuals may perceive yoga to be a minimal workout, however, if you designate the right routine, it can be a killer workout.

There are numerous yoga channels via Youtube that can be followed, both for beginners and those who are more advanced. If you have any inclining to experiment with yoga, I strongly recommend giving it a chance. It is something I think I would like to become more involved with (perhaps after my leg is out of a cast), and I think it could strongly benefit many people.


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