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Being a Mother is one of the most beautiful experiences I have ever had in my life, but it is one of the most challenging and stressful experiences too. It´s therefore essential to make sure we take the time out to relax, stay balanced and tuned with ourselves. That´s why Yoga for Busy Moms is an absolute must. After all, our kids will benefit from that.
I did my first Yoga class back in 1994, and I didn´t enjoy it at all! Being a creature of habit and continuing to bust my energy in high-energy aerobics classes, step classes, indoor cycling and the lot, I could not get engaged with Yoga. However, many years later and after recently going through a significantly stressful time in my life, I went back to Yoga to give it another try. Today, I love it. I realized that I´d only been focusing on “my body” and not on my wholeness, freedom and being. It has helped me to centre my mind, silence my thoughts and help me to get to know myself and my body better. I´ve also noticed that my muscles have become more toned and stretched. In times of stress, Yoga has helped me to become centred and channel the stress out of my body which makes Yoga for busy Mums essential.
Yoga has some excellent benefits, and the best thing is, is that one can do it anytime and anywhere. Yoga practice puts the body into positions that are not part of our daily movement. Doing this aids in a better range of movement especially in our older years. It aids flexibility, strength and is excellent for Stress Management. Tao Porchon-Lynch (Guinness Book of Records holder, is listed as one of the oldest Yoga Teachers at 93 years old, this year she turned 100 and is still teaching. So there must be a lot of truth. That´s amazing and says a lot for the benefits of Yoga. (You can see her book about her journey here on Amazon)
There is some debate about the origins of Yoga; however, Yoga developed in ancient India over 5000 years ago and the word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root “Yuj” which means to join or to yoke. In its entirety, it brings our mind, body, and spirit together. There are many different styles of Yoga such as Hatha, Ashtanga, Anusara, Bikram, Hot Yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga, Kundalini Yoga. How to get started? There are many Yoga classes available that cater for everyone’s needs. But, Yoga can be done from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you find yourself. You need time and an exercise mat. If you are a beginner to Yoga, start with the Sun Salutation which is a series of poses that warm, strengthen and align the body. If you are looking for a Yoga Programme to do at home, click here to see my product review of Yoga Burn
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Thanks a lot Jo. Very informative!
You are welcome Maggie. Glad you like it! All the best. Jo
Thanks for your blog, nice to read. Do not stop.