Is yoga really worth it? / by Alena Graff

Yoga is not my first choice of exercise πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈas I really enjoy lifting weights. Working with weights keeps my muscles tight and in the right places where they were 30 years ago;) However I recognize the benefits of it, especially when you have a sedentary lifestyle like most of us, or reached that golden age of being a full-blown adult as me (50+ that is). And although these are well-known facts, they are worth reviewing.

So what are top 5 benefits of #yoga?

* Improves your flexibility. πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
* Perfects your posture and balance. πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
* Prevents cartilage and joint breakdown. 

* Protects your spine.🐚
* Increases your blood flow. 🌹


For me it is a great reminder to stand and walk straight, keeping my posture upright, and that makes you look (and feel) younger! Our β€œalways hunched-over” lifestyle (driving, sitting, typing) does not help. Awareness is a first step to #improvement πŸ’πŸΌβ€β™€οΈβœ¨With just one session a week your balance will improve, so is your posture - and that might prevent you from stumbling and falling down. Being able to avoid that hip fracture with just one hour a week is totally worth it!