Have you been sitting in front of the computer for the past couple of hours? Is your form of “exercise” walking to and from the restroom?
There’s no denying the fact that we need to inject some exercise in our daily routine to maintain a balanced and healthy body, especially now that almost all of us live a sedentary lifestyle — a lifestyle involving little or no physical activity.
We get it. It can be stressful to squeeze in a little exercise when you have loads of tasks and stressors piled before you.
If you have a stable Internet connection and YouTube on your phone, tablet or TV, why not give Yoga a try?
1. There are plenty of short Yoga videos on YouTube
If you can’t squeeze in Yoga classes in your tight budget, there’s no need to fret. With YouTube at your fingertips, you can find Yoga exercises that suit your needs, mood, and time.
2. You don’t need expensive or fancy equipment
Unlike other exercises, you can do Yoga with just your body and a mat. In fact, you can practice it with even with only a clean floor or a comfortable space — just be cautious.
3. Yoga is good for your physical health
Once you type in Yoga in Google, you will be welcomed by pages after pages about its benefits such as strengthen muscles and bones, increase heart rate, help correct spine alignment and posture, aid in lowering blood sugar, and burn calories.
4. It an exercise for your mental health too!
Several studies have shown that practicing Yoga promotes better mental health and helps reduce stress.
“But for many patients dealing with depression, anxiety, or stress, yoga may be a very appealing way to better manage symptoms. Indeed, the scientific study of yoga demonstrates that mental and physical health are not just closely allied, but are essentially equivalent,” Harvard Health said in an article published in 2009.
Given that we have to do many things at once in this fast-paced modern world, it seems as if Yoga helps us hit two birds — a.ka. physical and mental health — with only one stone. So, are you ready to give Yoga a try?