Daily At-Home Yoga

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.
— The Bhagavad Gita

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GENTLE SUN SALUTATIONS

Tamara Verma, will take you through a series of Sun Salutations.  I encourage this to become a morning practice each day (wake up 10 mins early) and get your energy moving!

We want to know!!!  Share your yoga experiences with the group, past or present?  Experiencing any challenges? I will help you to work through :)


20 Minutes of Core Strength Yoga

Tamara Verma, will take you through a series of core strength yoga poses and exercises.  I encourage this to become a daily practice to get your energy moving, releasing and building strength!

 

Practicing yoga on a daily basis will make you reap HUGE health benefits. 
Here's why it's worth it:

1. Improve muscle flexibility, strength, and posture

Daily yoga will help stretch and tone your body muscles. Daily yoga also helps improve your body posture, making you walk taller and sit up straighter at your desk. Aches and pains caused by incorrect body posture such as back pain will be alleviated.

2. Better all-round level of fitness

When thinking of improving your fitness, most of us think of huffing and puffing away at the gym. But that is not necessarily the only way to work out. Yoga gives you all that a gym can, but in a peaceful, safe and more holistic way. It combines aspects of cardio, functional and strength training all in one. 

3. Lose weight

You don't have to practice Hot Yoga or be able to bend double in a yoga pose to lose weight. An everyday gentle yoga practice will fuel the metabolic system and will help burn fat, leading to weight loss. Daily yoga can also help restore the hormonal balance in your body, which can normalise your body weight.

4. Increase your energy

Just a few minutes of yoga every day will provide that much-needed energy boost in our busy lives and will keep us fresh for longer. Yoga, with its unique synergy of body and breath work, is perfect when your reserves are running low. Daily yoga practice will awaken the main energy centres (called chakras) in our body.

5. Reduce stress

It's been shown that yoga is an amazing stress buster. Any yoga practice, even a short daily one, should be made up of three elements; poses, breathing and meditation. 

6. Breathe better

Breathing deeply and calmly is an essential part of every yoga practice. Yogic breathing techniques (called pranayama) focus on trying to slow down the breath and on breathing fully from the pit of your stomach to the top of your lungs. These methods will make you feel more relaxed and balanced and will help you face the day with confidence and calm.

7. Be happier

Adding a few yoga poses to your daily routine can make you an emotionally stronger and happier person. A recent study has shown that practicing regular yoga and meditation results in higher serotonin levels (the happiness hormone). 

8. Become more mindful

Yoga and mindfulness go hand-in-hand. When practicing yoga, you will shift your awareness to the sensations, thoughts, and emotions that accompany a given pose. That awareness will bring the mind back to the present moment – the main aim of mindfulness - where it can stay happy and focused. You will feel more calm and relaxed, and less stress and anxiety. You will experience higher levels of energy and enthusiasm and more self-confidence and self-acceptance.

9. Improve concentration and think clearer

Yoga poses and meditation require you to concentrate on your breathing. This process of observing your breath calms your mind and makes you more mentally relaxed. As a result of this mental stability, you'll able to recollect and retain more information.

10. Live longer

As you now know, everyday yoga will help you increase your level of fitness, regulate your heart rate, reduce your stress levels and make you a happier person.