From Madonna to Jennifer Aniston, for years Hollywood celebrities have sworn by the psychological and physical health benefits of practicing yoga. Since proving itself as not just another latest fad, the ancient Hindu art of meditation and stretching is here to stay. If you’re looking for an alternative way to get fit and rid yourself of the stresses from daily life, taking up yoga or pilates can benefit you in more ways than one.
Why should you practice yoga?
For one, yoga gives you a total body (and mind!) workout. it improves your range of motion, increases circulation and calms your mind. The most obvious benefit of yoga is that it improves your flexibility and balance. While you might not be able to even touch your toes in the first class, if you stick with it you will notice a gradual loosening of the body joints and muscles.
Yoga is suited for all ages and fitness ability. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, there are a number of poses that you can build up to, and while they may get easier, they will still be testing your balance and flexibility!
One of the best things about yoga is that it is one of the most affordable ways to keep fit - all you need is a soft yet sturdy yoga mat and you’re good to go!
Yoga or gymnastic mats are available in a wide range of bright colours to match your personality, and because they are so lightweight, they can easily be transported between from the studio to your car. Many newer styles come with shoulder straps so it’s even easier to carry. Shop online on eBay today for a large range of exercise mats and non-slip towels for pilates or yoga.