Traditionally practiced by gurus and mystics, yoga has migrated into studios all over the world and millions are becoming adepts.
Have you tried it yet? If so, awesome. If you’re still on the fence, I’m hoping the following piece will inspire you to give it a shot.
Trust me, you won’t regret it.
There’s no shortage of reasons to give yoga a try. Its tremendous benefits include:
-Whole body flexibility
-Better body awareness
-Better breathing (= more energy)
-Less back problems (especially beneficial for those who spend long at hours at computer)
-Greater mind-body connection
-Less stress and better focus
and best of all… it makes you FEEL GOOD!!
The most popular way to do yoga is to attend sessions at a local studio, but today I want to offer you an alternative way of doing it: The Feel Good Philosophy to Yoga.
This is a method I’ve developed over time to maximise the benefits from yoga without having without devoting a lot of time to it.
I’m hopeful this will be as beneficial to you as it’s been to me!
How It All Started
My yoga journey started while studying at UBC in Vancouver. I had heard it was a great way of meeting girls and a good complement to weight lifting (which I was into at the time), so I signed up.
As it turned out, I was the only guy in the class in a class of 16. Good times. :)
Even though I learned a lot through that class, I also realised that this “traditional” method wasn’t optimal. I would sometimes feel restless in those 75 mins classes, and because I was only doing yoga once a week, I wasn’t progressing very fast.
The Next Level
When I got to Australia 2 years ago, I decided to try something different: doing yoga at home. I was fortunate enough to discover Sadie Nardini’s great videos, and I started doing 2- 30 minutes session every week. That’s when I started falling in love with yoga.
You can find this great 30 minute home yoga session by Sadie Nardini right here.
One day, I was a bit pressed for time, so I decided to do a 10 minute “power” session.
That day, I realised something very powerful: it is absolutely possible to do a great yoga session at home in only 10 minutes and derive great benefits from it.
So I decided to challenge myself to try and do yoga for 10 minutes everyday for 2 weeks. Before the 2 weeks were up, I was already hooked.
The Feel Good Routine
After those 2 weeks, it was time to step things up. I decided to create my own 10 minute routine, based on the best moves I had learned from Sadie.
I’ve been doing this routine every morning for the past 365 days, and it’s one of my greatest Optimal Living practices.
I truly believe that in the fast-paced world we live in, doing yoga (and meditation) everyday is almost essential to stay fully balanced physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Today, I really want to encourage you to give daily yoga a try. If you’ve been thinking about doing it for a while, don’t wait anymore. You’ve got nothing to lose, and you might very well fall in love with it.
To make things as easy as possible for you, I’ve decided to record and share my own Feel Good Yoga Routine.
I know my form isn’t textbook, but I guarantee you that this routine will get you feeling good and energised for the day ahead.
All right, the ball is in your camp now! Are you up for a little 14-day Yoga Challenge?
If not, why not try it at least once, see how it feels?
Yoga is an amazing practice: it’s enjoyable, it’s greatly beneficial in many ways, and it’ll make you feel good.
What more can you ask for? :)
Let me know how it goes!
PS As always, I’m happy to help with any questions/ideas you have about yoga!!
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