Yoga enthusiasts will tell you that the benefits of a regular yoga practice extend far beyond the mat. Every person’s yoga practice is different, but there are many common ways that yoga can improve your life aside from increasing flexibility and muscle tone and strength.
3 Benefits of Practicing Yoga
1. Relieve stress and anxiety
One of the most frequently cited reasons that people begin a regular yoga practice is to help alleviate the stress of day-to-day life. Prolonged stress can negatively affect the body and mind in a number of ways, including poor sleep, susceptibility to physical illnesses and ailments, cognitive issues, and more. Studies have found that not only are the stress levels of yoga practitioners decreased during and immediately after a class, but those who engage in a regular yoga practice have overall lower levels of stress.
Incorporating Equilibria’s premium CBD into your yoga practice can help alleviatereduce stress levels even further. Members report that taking a supplementary dose of our full-spectrum CBD, such as half a dropper of our Daily Drops, before a class helps them focus and achieve a deeper level of relaxation and stress relief. Carry that feeling with you off the mat into your everyday life with a consistent daily CBD routine to help you achieve balance in and out of class.
2. Improve your breathing
Breathing seems like something we shouldn’t have to learn, as it’s something we do automatically. But all breathing is not the same. The breath work that’s focused on in many yoga disciplines helps to keep your lungs healthy and strong, support lung capacity, and encourage better oxygen intake. Better breathing can reduce stress and help support the cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrine systems, among others.
The breathing techniques you learn in yoga class can benefit you even at work or home as well. Taking a few moments to focus on your breathing in moments of acute stress can reduce your heart rate and regulate your stress response. To help support a feeling of calm, fully dissolve one of our Rapid Caming Melts under your tongue before beginning your breathing exercises and experience a heightened sense of balance and centeredness.
3. Promote body awareness and improved posture
Increased flexibility is a well-known benefit of yoga, but it has other positive physical effects as well. Yoga promotes body awareness, also known as proprioception, which allows you to “listen” to your body and become aware of your posture, joint flexibility, and how the different parts of your body are interacting with one another. This allows you to be more proactive in avoiding injury as well as being more aware of when a part of your body doesn’t feel like it normally does, indicating that there may be something amiss that’s worth paying attention to.
Those just starting a yoga practice may find that the increase in activity can cause some soreness or tension until your body adjusts to the poses and movements involved. Our new fast-absorbing Recovery Roll-On combines our premium CBD, menthol, and white willow bark, all working together to soothe sore muscles and joints and get you back on the mat feeling refreshed and relieved.
As you begin or continue on your wellness journey, you’ll find that your yoga practice and Equilibria’s full-spectrum CBD are a powerful pair to help you feel more balanced and centered as you ease the stress from day-to-day pressures. Our Dosage Specialists can help guide you in finding your ideal daily CBD regimen; call or email to schedule your complimentary consultation.
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