With September being National Yoga Month, it seemed fitting to talk about the importance of slowing things down and giving yourself time to breathe.
Fitness enthusiasts typically focus on getting stronger or bigger or faster and sacrifice that all-important stretch and flex time that assists the body in repairing itself. Yoga is more than a stretching routine though; the mind benefits you’ll feel from the deep breathing and balancing poses lead to a more fulfilled, less stress-filled life.
So next time you’re pushing to break your personal pull-ups record, think about what you’re doing to stretch and relax those muscles. And when you do, you will find your workouts improve tenfold and your stress levels decrease considerably.
Do you give yourself time for mindfulness, meditation, and moving to the rhythm of the universe?