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Ten Good Reasons to Practise Yoga

Part of the Yoga For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australia/New Zealand Edition)

Discovering unlimited potential our journey of discovery in the world of Yoga is not only exciting but also immensely rewarding. Here are ten excellent reasons to begin that journey now and persist in it. The effects of regular Yoga practice are pervasive and astonishing. You can see good results very quickly. You have every reason to proceed with confidence! Yoga is a savings account that pays triple and quadruple interest.

  • Yoga helps you maintain, recover or improve your health. Yoga is an amazing stress-buster. Through its relaxation, postural, breathing and meditation exercises, as well as dietary rules, Yoga can effectively lower your level of tension and anxiety. Thus, yogic practice boosts your immune system, which obviously keeps illness at bay and, if you’re sick, facilitates the physical healing process.

    You can practise Yoga as both remedial and preventive medicine. You can’t find a cheaper health and life insurance policy!

  • Yoga makes you fit and energetic. Yoga relaxes your body and mind, thereby enabling you to mobilise all the energy you need in order to deal efficiently with the many challenges at home and at work. Yoga can greatly promote your body’s flexibility, fitness, strength and stamina. In addition, Yoga may even help you shed surplus kilograms.

  • Yoga balances your mind. Yoga also has a profound influence on your mind via the hormonal system. Yoga is a powerful tool for clearing your mind and freeing you from mood swings, and supports greater results than any tranquilliser, and without the undesirable side effects of drugs. It balances you without dulling your mind. Through Yoga, you can stay alert but relaxed.

  • Yoga is powerful. Yoga can help you discover the body’s hidden potential and can also guide you safely into the exploration of the hidden aspects of the mind, especially higher states of consciousness. It progressively peels away misconceptions about yourself and about life in general and reveals your true nature, which is uncomplicated and blissful.

  • Yoga is truly comprehensive and integrative. Yoga offers you a sensible, growth-oriented lifestyle that covers all aspects of life. Yoga’s repertoire includes techniques for optimal physical and mental health, for dealing creatively with the challenges of modern life, for transforming your sexual life, and even for making creative use of your dream life through the art of lucid dreaming. Yoga makes you feel comfortable with your body, improves your self-image and self-esteem, and enhances your power of concentration and memory.

  • Yoga helps you harmonise. By giving you a new outlook on life, Yoga gives you the means to develop patience, tolerance, compassion and forgiveness. Through the techniques of Yoga, you can gain control of your mind and liberate yourself from obsessions and undesirable habits, which stand in the way of satisfying relationships. Yoga also shows you how to live at peace with the world.

  • Yoga enhances your awareness. Yoga enables you to greatly intensify your awareness; therefore, yogic practice empowers you to approach all life situations, even crises, with more clarity. Most significantly, Yoga puts you in touch with the spiritual reality that is the source of your everyday mind and awareness.

  • Yoga can be combined with other disciplines. Although Yoga is complete in itself, you can easily combine it with any kind of sports or physical workout, including aerobics and weightlifting. You also can practise Yoga in conjunction with any existing mental discipline, including mnemonics (memorisation) and chess.

  • Yoga is easy and convenient. Yoga doesn’t require you to work up a sweat (unless you’re practising some modern aerobic-type Yoga). And you can practise Yoga anywhere!

  • Although you don’t need to spend time travelling from place to place, beginners in particular should consider joining a Yoga class — even your trip there and back offers opportunities for a Yoga experience. Yoga creates rather than consumes time — a major benefit in the busy and stressed lives of Westerners!

  • Yoga is liberating. Yoga can put you more in touch with your true nature, giving you a sense of fulfilment, inner worth and confidence. By assisting you in reducing egotism and negative thoughts and emotions, Yoga has the power to bring you closer to lasting happiness. Yoga practice builds your willpower and puts you in charge of your own life.

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