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4 Ways Yoga Will Change Your Life

18/04/2017  |  Guest Bloggers

Posted by: Lorry Colangelo

Yoga instructor Lorry Colangelo

1. It's About Self-Care

Yoga helps us develop the awareness to listen to our own unique cues that bring us back to ourselves. Imagine peeling back the layers of an onion – yoga allows us to peel back our layers and find our centre.  

2. It's an Antidote to Technology

We are living in the age of technology and are very fortunate to have access to so much information at our fingertips.  But just like eating too much chocolate, the over-use of our devices is not a good thing.  Balance and moderation.  When practising yoga, we reconnect to our inner world and balance our lives.  

3. Yoga Strengthens Your Physical Body

Yoga gives us the ability to build a solid foundation to our physical frame from the inside out.  The asanas – or poses – are vehicles to bring us back into alignment and create a heightened awareness of how we live in our bodies. Yoga is not so much about standing on our head, but rather being able to stand on our own two feet and be grounded.

4. You'll Sleep Like A Baby

Regular yoga practice has a positive effect in many aspects of daily life, including the all-important good night’s sleep.  When we learn pranayama breathing techniques, we develop the ability to directly affect the quality of our health and impact the quality of our sleep.  

Lorry Colangelo is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and a Yoga to Conquer Cancer committee member.

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