We often make new year’s resolutions in hope of bettering ourselves. Starting a yoga practice is one of the best ways to improve yourself. As such, it is a great new year’s resolution!
With its powerful mental and physical health benefits, yoga can help you live a much better life. And in the new year, that’s something we should all strive for.
Plus, with Flowell, yoga is accessible to everyone! Yoga is a realistic resolution for anybody regardless of age, size, race, or gender.
Let’s explore 5 reasons why yoga should be your new year’s resolution:
1. Yoga is great for your body and mind
Yoga gets your body moving. In a vinyasa yoga practice, for example, you can get your cardio in while you flow! Or, if you’re experiencing tension or pain, yoga can provide relief. Plus, it has a lower impact on your body than many other forms of exercise. So, if you aspire to get in better shape next year, yoga is a great option!
Moreover, yoga soothes your mind. Practicing yoga floods your brain with serotonin, reducing stress. Over time, yoga can help boost your mental health. Yoga can even help with seasonal depression, which many people struggle with around the new year.
2. Yoga is accessible and inclusive
One of the best aspects of yoga is that you can do it anywhere at any time. For starters, you don’t have to worry about the weather if you practice indoors. Additionally, you can easily take yoga classes at home in Flowell’s virtual studio. No need to even leave your living room!
Yoga is also very accessible to newcomers. Even if you’ve never tried yoga before, you’ll feel right at home in a beginner’s class. Further, on Flowell, your instructors can provide real-time feedback to make sure you’re on the right track in your yoga practice.
And, most importantly, yoga is for everybody. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like. If you have a body, you can do yoga. Flowell’s instructors strive to make yoga classes welcoming to all.
3. Yoga helps you focus
Yoga can even help you achieve your other goals for the new year! Concentrating on your body and breath trains your brain to focus better. With consistent practice, you’ll find it much easier to focus on your daily tasks and avoid distractions. This will aid you in accomplishing your long-term goals, too.
4. Yoga makes you a better person
We’re not kidding; yoga really does bring out the best in you! After each session, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to take on your day. Studies show that yoga is associated with both short and long-term mood boosts.
Over time, you will also find that you’re calmer and less prone to anger. This is because yoga lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, as well as your cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone, so less cortisol means less stress! Yoga also inhibits the part of your brain responsible for rage, stress, and fear. Further, yoga teaches you to focus on the present, making it easier to live in the moment with gratitude.
5. Yoga is fun
Unlike spending an hour on the elliptical, yoga is tons of fun. You get to explore your body and learn what it’s capable of. Moreover, you can do it with your friends! Instead of happy hour, invite your friends over to take a Flowell class with you! It’s so much fun to flow with your friends.
If you’re having fun, you’re more likely to stick to your resolution. Plus, you’ll enjoy the journey that much more.
So, what are you waiting for? Make yoga your new year’s resolution today and hold yourself to it by signing up for a free Flowell account at flowell.co. You’ll have access to several world-class instructors who are eager to teach you the basics. With so many classes to choose from, you can find the style that’s right for you, and flow into a happier and healthier 2022.
Happy New Year from the Flowell team!