It all began with a hollow back handstand. Not by me of course, but that picture was what started me on my journey to becoming a yogi. I still consider myself a beginner, but the benefits I've reaped is what keeps me motivated.
So, why do I want to be a yogi?
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The Workout - Most don't consider yoga as a form of exercise, but my clothes fit much better & that speaks volumes to me!
Stress Less - In times of high stress, I've learned to breathe. To take a step back & genuinely breathe. Of course I still stress here & there, but nowhere near as much as I used to.
Lower Blood Pressure - I am almost out of my blood pressure medication. Almost as in I've been taking my last 1 month supply for the last 3 months. But the good news, is that my blood pressure is still in the range that my doctor wants it to be.
Better Performance - Yoga helps with flexibility, or "being bendy" in yogi speak. Add that to the better breathing & my other workouts seem like a piece of cake! Well, not really since I've increased my reps, but I get much farther before it gets difficult.
Healthy Lifestyle - One thing I've noticed is that I've been making healthier decisions. Of course I still indulge or eat the occasional fattening food, but if I don't get fresh fruits or veggies at just about every meal...
Be Happy - Being happy is just synonymous with being a yogi.