Improve Mobility with Yoga for Balance
Creating Balance, Core Strength and Mobility with Yoga
Yoga is for any age and any ability as the poses lend themselves to be adapted easily with yoga blocks, rolls, mats and things you can use at home.
While we think of physical balance, mental quiet and balance is part of the practice. When you control the mind you are able to more easily balance your body. As you learn balance you naturally build core strength and joint flexibility.
Calm Your Mind and the Body Will Follow
Yoga aims to unify the mind and body. In order for the balance the mind needs to quiet down. If the mind is distracted it is difficult to focus on your yoga poses.
Before your yoga at home or in a group. Take a few minutes to breathe deeply, and know you are taking the next 30 minutes to an hour to benefit your health.
All too often we do something for ourselves feeling guilty that we should be busy doing something for someone else, But it’s time to learn that in order for us to be able to help anyone we must care for our health first.
Yoga Helps Promote Joint Health and Prevents Mobility Issues as We Age
Many of us have jobs that involve sitting long hours at computers, we have drive-throughs to save time and we just aren’t active as we may like to be.
If the gym is out of the question, yoga is the perfect all in one work out. It gives the much needed mental rest, as well as yoga poses that promote joint flexibility, lean muscle, core balance for mobility, now and for the future.
If you are a beginner, know if you attend classes you are in good hands, this is not a competition, yoga is for you. You can also do yoga from home, if you have family or a busy schedule you can easily follow the classes at your own pace.
I love to go to a yoga class and enjoy the energy from the group. And other times I do early morning yoga as part of my morning routine. Whichever you choose will benefit both your physical and mental health.