Thursday, March 28

Flexible + Reasons to do Yoga

Yesterday I got a group text from my yoga teacher out of the blue about how yoga was canceled for the next day, and I kinda had a bit of a reality check, and realized that its been almost three months since I've done a lick of yoga! I'm really a fan, and have been ever since I can remember going to classes with my mother at 5 in the morning when I was 11, so realizing that not only made me feel badly and guilty, but I thought 'what other things are getting left behind that I love because of how busy I've been lately', and also 'no wonder i've been so stinkin achy and sore lately!' 
I've always thought and believed that there were and are so many many amazing benefits from yoga, and that it is (or can be)for everyone. I've always felt that Yoga made my body flexible and limber, which in turn made my joints and muscles not take so much strain, which made me feel better all the time, which made my days go better, which made me not so irritable all the time, and in general has always always made me feel better and happier about myself and the world around me. I remembered all these things at once and knew that I needed to get my butt i gear and start going to my classes again. I decided to write a list of known benefits of Yoga, and to also get on pinterest for a few minutes and look for some inspirational images for yoga, and now I'm gonna share with you:
Reasons to do Yoga:
- Helps boost and strengthen your immune system
- Increases concentration
- Gives you more energy
- Improves your posture
- Improves your balance
- Improves your flexibility
- Improves your ability to handle stress
- Helps you sleep better
- Increases your physical stamina
- Movitvates circulation 
- Boosts your self esteem
- Improves overall workout performance
- Helps to shred excess fat cells
- Improves overall quality of life
I can't wait to get back into a routine, for everything these days. I feel so detached and disconnected from the most loved and important things in my life and I don't know even what's replacing them, because there is no shortage of work around here! Hopefully making little (big) decisions like this one at a time will help me align myself better with my priopities and get my head back on straight. I can't wait to start feeling my life balance better as my body learns the same, I can't wait to push my body to its limits while keeping my mind as calm as can be, and I can't wait for those five minutes at the end where all is quiet and your whole being can just pause. Best five minutes ever.
So, Have you ever done Yoga? Do you love yoga? Hate it? Wanna try it? Thoughts? Let me hear them!
Thanks for visiting,
xo, Emily


  1. Savasana is my favorite yoga pose as well - love, LOVE yoga! I'm a blog ambassador for MyYogaOnline. <3

  2. love love love yoga. i actually have a blog post coming sunday with a great 10-minute at home yoga workout. it's amazing!

  3. Love it. Love it. Love it. I used to only take classes but since having Ingrid (2 years old) I'm OK with doing a home practice (especially when my husband travels). Whatever works - just get on the mat!

  4. I know what you mean, I have just started doing yoga again in the last few weeks, I hadn't done it for a few years but I'd missed it so much. Makes you feel so connected to your body and to take that time to sit and breathe and not think about the 500 things you have to do that week!!

  5. I used to go to yoga classes back in California but I can't find any around here :/ I can tell my body misses it

  6. I love yoga! I honestly feel like it realigns my back for me! I have a lot of back pains and issues and when I'm doing yoga, it just fixes things! Like a free chiropractor haha

  7. Love yoga! But, like you, it's been a while since I've gone, and even longer since I've gone consistently! I'm doing other forms of exercise right now and I hope to get back into yoga soon :)

  8. I took a 3 month long yoga course last fall and really enjoyed it, although it was a little harder than I expected! I'd like to sign up for another session soon though. Thanks for this post!

  9. I've been advised to do this too for my back. Really great! :)

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  10. I've started to practice yoga 2 months ago and I am so happy to do it!! I think it was one of my best decisions!

  11. I do hot yoga 3 days a week and honestly it has changed my life!!!! Love it so much!

  12. I've always wanted to do yoga! I've done it a few times with the at-home-dvd's but sometimes was a little confused on the poses. I've looked in to taking yoga classes but the one place that offers them here is super expensive.

  13. Yoga is what kept me sane through law school!!! Needless to say, I love me some yoga :)

  14. I love yoga also, and feel a huge difference when i cant make a class. Ours is closed for 2 weeks and I'm missing it loads! Great post.

    Zoe xx

  15. I have always wanted to do yoga, but never leave myself the time to. I would love to be more flexible!


  16. Great blog. Now I understood the benefits of regularly doing Yoga. After read this I'm really eager to learn yoga. Let me the yoga positions for beginners? and Trainers needed for basic yoga? Thanks for taking time to share great information. Keep blogging.

    Riley Martin from Yoga Retreats Australia