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Why Yoga Practice Makes You Happy

Why Yoga Practice Makes You Happy

Reasons why practicing yoga will lead to happiness

Everybody is in pursuit of happiness, isn’t it? While social success is considered to be the biggest source of happiness, other things that are considered to bring joy to us include earning more money, traveling to exotic destinations, meeting new people, eating delicious food and the list goes on and on. But have you ever given a thought to the “real source of happiness“? What if we told you that the real source of eternal happiness lies within us? Naturally, you would ask the way to reach that source.

There are many ways to attain real joy and happiness, but Yoga is something that takes your there like nothing else. This is because when you attain happiness through Yoga, you simply stay there and realize that attaining something that you want does not bring happiness, but it happens the other way round – you are able to realize your dreams because you are happy from within. Numerous studies point to the positive effects of yoga on mental and physical health, as well as on personal development.

Let’s find out how Yoga makes you happy:

Brings mind and body in harmony

Yoga is not all about contorting your body in different positions to attain physical well-being; rather, it is a science that brings mind and body in perfect harmony. When you breathe in and breathe out in a particular yogic posture, it has a soothing effect on your nervous system and you start feeling relaxed. When your neurons become stress-free, it automatically translates into a feeling of joy. The postures that your yoga instructor makes you practice have been improvised by ancient yogis to offer you maximum benefits. So, all you have to do is practice yoga and happiness will come naturally to you.  Join a community that fits you best to experience the happiness in your life.

Reduces stress and anxiety and induces happiness

Our modern lifestyle is so fast and demanding that stress and anxiety have become a permanent part of our lives. In fact, we have become so used to these emotions that we have stopped feeling them. But from the inside, these negative emotions and stress do make us miserable. We lose the capacity to enjoy the simple pleasures of life and stay in a constant state of discontent and unhappiness. However, Yoga works directly on stress and anxiety – it infuses our mind with positive energy and makes our body more flexible. As a result, we start feeling happy and flexible mind and body wise respectively.

Increases self-awareness and mindfulness

Self-awareness is the ultimate joy for a human being and Yoga is the science that takes us on that path. The first thing that you will notice in you after practicing Yoga for a while is that you become more and more compassionate. You start being in harmony with other people and your surroundings. This is the first step that you take toward being happy and contented.

Mind to Body Yoga is committed to spread awareness about Yoga in Mississauga and the whole of Canada. With our scientifically designed Yoga courses, you can stay happy and blessed for the whole life. Find out more about the benefits of Yoga in our upcoming workshop – “The Art of Independent Happiness” starting January 2018. Call 905-712-9642 for more information!

Top 10 Things to Know Before Starting Yoga

Top 10 Things to Know Before Starting Yoga

Top 10 Things – Beginner’s Yoga

The beginning of a yoga journey is indeed a beautiful and exceptional time. You start to discover the multiple layers within and come to terms with your inner mind and body. Mind to Body offers beginner’s yoga classes such as Yoga 45, Hot Stress Melt, Stretch and De-stress.  When taking to yoga, it is important to understand that it is about the union of body, mind, and spirit. It is an ancient practice that has its origins dating back to thousands of years in India. Practicing yoga postures regularly brings about a perfect sense of peace and serenity.

If you’ve been searching for a studio that offers yoga for beginners, you can reach out to the experts at Mind to Body Yoga in Mississauga.

For those who are just getting started with yoga, here’s a comprehensive guide on top 10 yoga tips for beginners:

1. Clothing needs to be comfortable

To begin with, the clothing for yoga should be loose-fitting and comfortable for easy and unrestricted movement of the body. As you’ll be sitting on a mat, make sure that you have socks and jumpers to keep you warm when it is winter.

2. Give yourself time

If you want to jump to super advanced poses without working on your imperfections, you will be making a mistake. Start with a beginner’s yoga attitude by not expecting too much from yourself.

3. Yoga is about you

It is true that we are all attracted to yoga for our own individual reasons. When you start practicing yoga, you’re in your body, on your mat and absorbed in your own experience. It hardly matters what the person sitting next to you is doing. Simply concentrate on your own body and mind.

4. Listen to your body

Listening to your body is an integral part of beginner’s yoga. It is true that a little challenge can be good at times; however, do not push yourself. Advancements in yoga postures only happen with passage of time. You need to know that yoga is all about practice and not perfection.

5. Concentrate on breathing

It’s no secret that yoga emphasizes on breathing. Regulated breathing helps your body to relax and keeps your mind focused.

6. Be on time

While starting a beginner’s yoga class, try to be ready at least 15 minutes beforehand. Whenever we are late for something, our body and mind get stressed out and it becomes hard to relax right away. While practicing yoga, it is vital to manage one’s thoughts and have a free mind.

7. Don’t judge a class by one-time visit

Like all things in life, it takes time to get used to things and get better at it and yoga is no exception. When you start yoga, you may feel that your body is inflexible and not fit to perform the yoga postures. Though yoga may appear as a physical exercise, in reality, it is a profound science involving the unfolding of the infinite potentials of the mind and the soul.

8. Release emotional tension

Emotional tension is stored particularly around the hips and shoulders. When certain yoga poses start to open up these areas, you may end up feeling angry or restless or may burst into tears. Don’t be afraid! Let them go and embrace positivity.

9. Yoga is all about practice

Regular yoga practice will have an incredibly positive effect on your life. The sessions need not be super long but they have to be regular.

10. Make time for savasana

It’s quite common for people to overlook savasana as they think that the posture only involves lying down. The truth is it’s an important pose that helps your body to relax and rejuvenate itself.

 

Yoga is not a religion, cult or belief system; rather, at the root of it, it is self-inquiry. Whether it is a yoga posture or meditation, its purpose is to encourage us to connect to our mind and enjoy the experiences of life in a more meaningful way. So, reach out to the professionals at Mind to Body Yoga in Mississauga and know the difference!

If you have any questions about our studio or yoga classes, please feel free to contact us at any time. Haven’t given our studio a try yet? Sign Up for unlimited access with our $25 one week trial or our $65 30 day trial offers. You can always check out our pricing and promotional offers, or just drop by to chat about what options might work best for you. We are so proud of our studio and will continue to build and develop a positive community that supports the health and wellness of our clients. We hope to see you soon!

5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try the 30-Day Yoga Challenge

5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Try the 30-Day Yoga Challenge

Here Are Top 5 Reasons To Enroll In 30-Day Yoga Mississauga Challenge

Mind to Body Yoga Mississauga is starting its 30-day yoga challenge from October 11 to November 9. The winner of this challenge will get an unlimited one month membership worth $150. This challenge can help you find complete balance and great mental peace.

Yoga is not just a physical exercise; rather, it is a mental and spiritual philosophy as well. Yoga can be a great way to connect to your body, mind, and soul. Yoga involves focusing on a series of postures that stimulate the flow of energy as well as breathing techniques that encapsulate the complete essence of the way of life.  To incorporate yoga into your daily life, you can take up a 30-day yoga challenge. 
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Why Yoga is a Busy Mom’s Best Friend

Why Yoga is a Busy Mom’s Best Friend

Let’s Explore Why Yoga is Busy Mom’s Best Friend

Being a mother is incredible but also one of the most stressful times in a woman’s life. Balancing the demands of work, home, and motherhood through this stage of life is definitely challenging. Thus, to maintain wellbeing and happiness, it sometimes becomes imperative to turn inward and relax. Yoga is a perfect solution here because it not only helps your body feel fantastic but has remarkable benefits for your mind and spirit too. However, some yoga poses can be tricky and challenging for moms when they try them for the first time. If you’ve been looking for yoga classes in Mississauga, reach out to the professionals at Mind to Body Yoga Studio in Mississauga.

With the many benefits that yoga offers, it’s a great thing for all busy moms to practice regularly. Let’s see why: (more…)

Yoga: An Excellent Non-Drug Approach for Healing Lower Back Pain

Yoga: An Excellent Non-Drug Approach for Healing Lower Back Pain

Why Choose Yoga for Back Pain?

Apart from soothing your body and mind, yoga is one of the most trusted ways to heal lower back pain, which may be temporary for some but for others, it can be devastating and unbearable. In severe cases, medical attention may be required. Doing regular yoga for back pain, however, helps in strengthening the back magically and improving blood circulation in the spine.

According to a recent research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, 12 weeks of yoga reduces mild to chronic lower back pain effectively. According to the lead author, Dr. Robert Saper of Boston Medical Center, “Both yoga and physical therapy are excellent non-drug approaches for low back pain.” (more…)