International Yoga Day
2 min read
Happy International Yoga Day!
When you hear the word yoga, what comes to mind? Maybe the phrase Downward Dog, Child Pose, Handstands, balancing on your head? While these are some aspects of yoga they are not all that yoga has to offer; yoga entails so much more!
For some, yoga can seem intimidating, not knowing the different techniques, styles, names, and poses. I was in the same boat before I tried it out for myself. It was in the middle of the pandemic, and we were all cooped up in our homes, not allowed to leave. I remember feeling anxious and uneasy from the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. It was easy to realize that my mental health was suffering, so I decided to search for yoga videos. Unfamiliar with yoga classes and what to expect, I wasn’t sure what I was looking for, but thanks to YouTube, I found videos that worked for me! In as little as 5 minutes, I was able to slow down and focus on my body and breathing which helped me calm my mind and let the negative thoughts float away.
It wasn’t until then that I realized yoga is so much more than physical poses in a yoga studio; it caters to everyone’s needs!
Yoga has so many great benefits:
- Improves flexibility
- Helps with stress relief
- Improves mental health
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase strength
- Reduce anxiety
- Boost immunity
- Improve sleep
- Improve self-esteem
- Help with burnout
- And so much more
The beautiful thing about yoga is that there is something for everyone! If you don’t have the time to go to the studio, you can do it from the comfort of your home. If you’re looking for something to do with the family, looking up, some simple yoga poses could be a great way to start! Looking for something fun to do with friends? Try goat yoga, hot yoga, and dog yoga; the possibilities are endless! There are a variety of places that offer classes, such as:
- Yoga studios
While the world has started to open up again and we are finding our new normal, taking care of our mental health is still just as important. Finding time throughout the day, even if it’s 2 or 3 minutes, to be intentional about recentering our minds and body and focusing on ourselves can significantly impact our daily lives.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the next yoga event offered through Lifeologie Dallas location and the LISPY yoga school by visiting this page!
There are many forms of yoga; it’s all about finding what works best for you. So I encourage you to find some time today and participate in international yoga day!
About Sarah Louy
Sarah is passionate about cultivating connection and authenticity to create a safe space for her clients. Her goal is to work with adolescents, teens, young adults, and families and help them realize their worthiness and embrace the importance of taking care of one’s mental health.View Profile