I love when exercise wakes up my senses. My choice of activity is based on its ability to enliven me and heighten my energy. Yoga gets me ready for challenging days.
Going through slow yoga stretches each morning allows my muscles and joints to loosen up. It is a good way to get over the state of stillness from hours of sleep.
Any aches that I wake up with are gently soothed with poses that lengthen my limbs. I feel like a new person after ten minutes of yoga. It is a wonderful activity for getting my body ready for more strenuous activity.
When I am at work, I pay attention to my posture. Sitting at my desk for long hours takes a toll on my body. Whenever my back feels tight, I take a break to adjust my posture. As a result, my muscles loosen up in my lower back.
Relaxed muscles take away the tension that prevents me from concentrating. I credit my stretching habits with my mental sharpness on the job.
Lifting weights at the gym is physically strenuous so I am careful to protect my spine. I do that by adding yoga moves before and after each workout. This returns my body to a neutral state that supports my daily routines.
Today, my body gives its best to me because I take good care of it through yoga. When my muscles and joints are stretched and soothed, I feel capable of taking on the world.
1. What other benefits does yoga offer?
2. How do I adjust my workout routine to ensure balanced activity?
3. How effective is yoga at relaxing me at the end of each day?