Why Not Yoga?

Did you know that YOGA is evidenced based and has shown to improve many conditions ranging from your mental and physical health? Are you thinking YOGA is not for you because of the traditional way you learned about it or how you know about it now? Well, check out the articles below. They will enlighten you about many useful FACTS about YOGA of which you may be unware.

As a highlight to Mental Health Awareness Month, YOGA is often recommend as a self-help skill and helpful coping tool for many common issues that we experience sometimes, such as stress. Remember, not all stress is bad. You can be stressed from wedding planning, the excitement of having a baby, purchasing a new car and much more. YOGA can help! Try it for yourself. Think about it as a modern Twister! You remember Twister, the floor game that always ended with the entire family/friend group falling down in a pile laughing because your limbs failed to hold up for the third round. Coming back to you now? Yes, that game. YOGA is similar, however no one will be falling on you this time, I promise.

Fun Facts & Quick Tips about YOGA:

“Before yoga was a popular physical exercise, it was, for thousands of years, mainly a meditation practice”.

Ever heard of Mindfulness Yoga? Read all about it in the article below. https://www.nytimes.com/guides/well/beginner-yoga

Have you been having back pain? Yes, make an appointment with your primary care provider as soon as possible. YOGA may also be able to help you! Follow-up on some of the research studies below on how YOGA has been able to positively impact your health. Yes, you read that correctly, your health.

Learn More: https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/yoga-for-health-science

A few article links to YOGA for beginners:

  1. https://www.artofliving.org/us-en/yoga/yoga-for-beginners/get-started-with-yoga
  2. https://www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/a19930849/yoga-tips/
  3. https://www.verywellfit.com/essential-beginner-yoga-tips-3566732

Other resources to learn more about YOGA:

  1. Feel free to use the very famous Google, for any additional research you may want to learn about YOGA, to include free and/or lost cost local classes in your area.
  2. YOUTUBE, has videos that can assist you with learning new poses, to the newest “need to know” about YOGA.

I hope you find this information helpful. Moreover, I hope that YOGA is able to add to your life in a positive manner. Friendly reminder, please use your local resources such as your doctors, dentist, and therapist. Remember, you do not have to only utilize these resources when you are stressed. You should use them on a regular basis to ensure you are always educated about what is occurring regarding your physical and mental health. To conclude, Health is wealth!

Johnesha Truesdale, MSW, LCSW
Johnesha Truesdale, MSW, LCSWHealth & Disabilities Coordinator

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