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How Yoga has changed my life

4 September 2015

As we take on more responsibility at work, as a wife, mother and building our financial nests, we tend to neglect the most important, our precious health and well-being.

Yoga is a good life skill to own. Very often, yoga is only partially understood as being limited to asanas (yoga poses). As such, its benefits are only perceived to be at the body level and we fail to realize the immense benefits yoga offers in uniting the body, mind and breath. When you are in harmony, the journey through life is calmer, happier and more fulfilling.

Some of the yoga benefits are all-rounded fitness, weight loss, stress relief, inner peace, improved immunity, living with greater awareness, better relationships, increased energy, better flexibility and posture, better intuition and the list goes longer.

Yoga is a continuous process. I’ve been reminding myself since the start of my yoga journey to keep on practicing. So far, I have been very disciplined practicing pranayama (breathing), surya namaskra (sun salutation) and the asanas at 5.30am every morning for the past 1.5 weeks. The initial struggle having to wake up before dawn was excruciating, but as I slowly got into the momentum, I began to feel more amazing each day.

The deeper you move into your yoga practice, the more profound are its benefits. You will never know until you try.