10 REASON YOGA IS FOR OPTIMISTS

Yoga is the science of well being and mental strength. Here are 10 reasons it works perfectly with the life of an optimist!

Yoga is the science of well being and mental strength. Here are 10 reasons it works perfectly with the life of an optimist!

1. Celebrate – yoga celebrates little wins …maybe even just showing up to class or touching your toes!

2. Change your perspective – being upside down can flip a negative outlook right on its head.

3. Taking time to relax and unplug  – “me time” is so important to your well-being, and yoga can be that perfect time to shift your focus inward and do something good for yourself.

4. Improve your mood – Even optimists can find themselves in a bad mood – yoga is proven to improve and elevate your mood, especially through back bending poses like Bow or Wheel.

5. Breathing – Deep breathing that is done during yoga is one of the best and easiest stress relievers. It also helps to oxygenate the blood and awaken the brain. Doing some deep breathing exercises for just a few minutes can help reset your whole day.

6. Trying something new – shutting down the negative voice in your head that says you will fall if you try a new arm balance or try to tackle the crow pose. Shut off the “I don’t think I can do this” part of your brain and get to it.

7. Meditation – letting go of all thoughts, releasing negativity and tension, and creating new space for new opportunities.

8. Overcoming the impossible and conquering fears – sitting silently in stillness or diving into an impossible looking/challenging pose can be very scary! With consistent yoga practice things become possible, and can make you more resilient and prone to looking for the silver lining.

9. Healthy body – yoga helps to achieve fitness goals and improve health conditions in the body which leads to an overall better life.

10. Gratitude – yoga teaches you to live in the present and be grateful for what you have and what you can do now.