I have learned so much in my search to heal from my injuries and in my mission to create a healthy lifestyle. When you are in pain you are willing to try just about anything to make it stop. So, I researched and tried many things, one of which is Yoga. With the use of Yoga I was able to relive pain, add flexibility and find a deeper connection with myself.
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I always thought Yoga was for skinny, flexible people, mostly hippies who liked to tie themselves in knots. I avoided it, even when others told me I would love it. After my accident I had been doing physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. That only got me so far, so after about a year I began to look into alternative ways of healing and I decided to try Yoga.
My healing journey brought me to the Muskegon Yoga Center. I practiced as many days as I could and still continue to do so. As a result my muscle strength and flexibility have improved, as well as the connection with my body and my soul. I went there to reduce my pain and increase my flexibility, but I gained an amazing connection with myself.
What is Yoga?
Yoga means “union” in Sanskrit. This refers to the union between the body, mind and spirit. It is the practice of physical poses, breathing and meditation. The poses and breathing are designed to prepare the body for meditation. No one knows when Yoga began, but it is found in stone carvings that go back over 5,000 years. There are over a hundred different schools of Yoga.
Who Can Practice Yoga?
Anyone of any age, sex, religion and fitness level can practice Yoga. It can be modified to any fitness level, is a non-competitive form of exercise and can be learned at any pace. Yoga is not a religion and it’s practice will not conflict with any religion. It is based on looking inward and learning about yourself. It is not influenced by external sources.
What Can Yoga Do For Me?
Yoga has many physical, mental and spiritual benefits. I can be used as a tool to lose weight, gain confidence or increase performance.
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Yoga is popular among celebrities and athletes…
- Celebrities Who Practice Yoga:
- Gisele Bundchen
- Gwyneth Paltrow
- Jennifer Aniston
- Jenny McCarthy
- Meg Ryan
- Reese Witherspoon
- Ricky Martin
- Woody Harrelson
- Athletes & Pro Teams Who Practice Yoga:
- Andy Murray
- Cincinnati Bengals
- Daylan Childress
- Denver Broncos
- Evander Holyfield
- Kareem Abdul-Jabar
- LeBron James
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- Los Angeles Lakers
- Maria Sharapova
- Matt Maloney
- New York Giants
- Ottawa Senators
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Shaquille O’Neal
- Tampa Bay Devil Rays
- Tim Thomas
With it’s increase in popularity, Yoga has become mainstream. It is no loger for hippies. Yoga is for everyone. If you are a sceptic like me, let your guard down and give it a chance. Your body, mind and soul will thank you for it.
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