As with all other physical training, it requires regularity and fixed routines in order for us to make progress. But in yoga there are no times or distances we have to reach, there is no visible finish line we have to cross, and no competitions we need to be ready for.
However, this does not mean that physical yoga does not require discipline and commitment. The physical and mental benefits we reap in connection with yoga, like all other training, require discipline. The more you are willing to invest, the more you get in return.
But the fantastic thing about yoga is precisely that, even with small investments, you will experience physical and mental improvements. I usually advise my students to train a minimum of 3 times a week. It doesn't have to be 1 to 1 ½ hours of exercise each time, it can be as little as 10-20 minutes early in the morning or in the evening in preparation for going to bed. It is the regularity that is the important aspect. Even by allocating only 20 min. you will be able to positively influence your body and mind.
So give yoga 20 minutes and you'll get...
Increased core/muscle strength Increased self-awareness
Improved digestion Improved concentration
Prepared circulation Improved memory
Increased flexibility Increased self-confidence
Better posture Improved body awareness
Increased immune system Increased mental awareness
Lowered blood pressure Decreased stress level
Pain relief Mental stability and calmness
Improved respiratory function Improved mental focus
Better balance Better balance
Read more: 10 reasons why you should practice yoga
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