5 Good Reasons to Add Yoga to Your Fitness Plan

By Paula Youmell
Paula Youmell
Paula Youmell
July 8, 2014 Updated: July 8, 2014

By Paula Youmell, Healing the Body

Yoga is a valuable tool to place (and actively use every day) in your holistic toolbox for healing body, mind, and soul.

I will give you 5 simple reasons that yoga IS what you have been looking for, a tool to take you to the next level on your personal path of healing.

  1. Your body will respond physically to the beauty of yoga.  Your muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments will become longer, stronger, and physically fit.  Stick with yoga; you will see the results in your mirror!
  2. You will intuitively move towards healthier choices in your life.  Around food, this is a healing event! Your food choices will become healthier, whole foods.  Your body will respond by balancing your weight into a healthy space for you.
  3. Your mind will become calm.  The breath awareness, on the mat yoga poses, will follow you off the mat.  A calm, centered, grounded life is the benefit. Bonus: you will sleep better and move through your day in bliss!
  4. Your body will be in the flow of life.  Your Chi life force energy flows, unimpeded, when you regularly practice yoga. This healing energy, flowing freely through your body, helps to heal ill health symptoms. Your body heals!
  5. Better circulation of blood (not just Chi life force!).  This means heightened  nourishment of your body’s cells and more efficient removal of cellular waste. Every organ will function better as your cells glow with vibrant health.  Results: higher level of thoughts, your intelligence will shine, intuition flows, creativity sparks, and your spirit soars.

Truly, I could go on and on about the benefits of yoga.  My purpose here is to quickly entice you to engage in a daily yoga practice; even 10 to 15 minutes a day.  With a regular yoga practice, the benefits become obvious and you will yearn for more.

Yoga IS an answer to your mind, body, and soul’s healing prayers!


*Image of “yoga” via Shutterstock

Paula Youmell
Paula Youmell