As you begin to age, you begin to notice that your skin does not have the same vibrant look that it did when you were in your teens. As you approach your forty’s if you haven’t been a gym rat for 20 years, you begin to lose that youthful vitality. I believe it is probably the body’s way of telling us that if we do not do something about it, we will quickly begin to feel much older than we look. You could choose plastic surgery. It is a great option for many. If you have that kind of money, and want to suffer through that kind of pain. Another really great alternative though, one really great choice for the aging, is yoga. Yoga is easy on the body, but the results are amazing. Not only are the results amazing on the body, but on the mind as well, helping you feel as young as you look.
Why Yoga? Why not running or jogging, or aerobics? Well those are good choices too, but sometimes as you get older; your body does not function as well. You may have bone or muscle problems, knee problems that make it hard to run, aching hip joints, or just no money for a gym membership. You want to look great, and yoga is on video, it is the same thing over and over again. A series of poses that once learned you can do on your own. The exercises consist of breathing; controlled breathing, stretching, strengthening, and endurance building exercises that help completely tone the body.
The benefits of yoga are endless. From stress relief, to muscles relation, the list goes on and on. It can be used as a a stand alone exercise, or as a cross training tool for other sports. It can also be used as a deeply meditative tool for completely relaxing and distressing the body. One thing you will see is results. Those who practice yoga have reported looking and feeling younger on a continuous basis. Yoga is easy to become addicted to and that is what you want in an exercise program. You want something that you know you can succeed at, but that still challenges you when the time is right.
If you have not tried yoga, give it a shot. It might be the best life altering experience you have made in decades!