Fitness & Wellness tips based on Science
If you don't like exercising outdoors in the winter, there are some good options. Yoga is helpful because it helps keep joints limber during the winter months.
You can practice it anywhere. It's great when you don't feel like going outdoors. All you need is some space and a mat...and a good yoga instructional book. Hatha yoga is the easiest to practice.
I have practiced mostly Hatha Yoga, which is based on exercises called Asanas. They range from standing exercises to lying. If practiced right, yoga can work muscles head to toe. It shouldn't been too hard to start. You increase effort as your body adapts. You will know this too. Listen to your body, and don't do anything that causes pain. If you practice with intention, you can improve health and well-being. You will move with less pain and stiffness too.
Here Are Some Of The Most Common Benefits:
Please remember that Yoga is not a religion, it is open to all faiths. Really, it's more of a life style. It can help you re-connect with yourself. Some people add meditation to their practice. I sometimes end my hour of practice with a meditation.
It's not necessary to be in a hot room. Some people find that a warm room helps their muscles relax more. Drink lots of water AFTER, not before. Don't eat within two hours before.
The big plus is... you may (as I did), find that you can do things you couldn't do before yoga. It can lower your risk of injury in the sports you play all summer.
Yoga can be practiced anywhere. All you need is a mat. If you have never been properly introduced to yoga, you might want to check out a class, or online videos. I first started with Bikram Yoga, and then I branched out. For somebody who hasn't done yoga before, Bikram may be a bit intimidating. For those of you who don't know what Bikram yoga is, it's yoga practiced in a 105 degree room, using the same 26 postures.
So this winter, give it a go, instead of sitting around complaining how tired you feel. Combined with meditation, it can improve your health. You will sleep better. When spring comes around again, you will be less likely to hurt yourself doing spring activities. Even just a little stretching each day helps.
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