Wednesday, January 27, 2010

So, I finally tried yoga.......

and I lived to tell the tale! LOL So, now twice a week I will be stretching and twisting in a "gentle"

way.

I've thought about trying it for YEARS. I even have my own yoga mat. So, I checked out the schedule at the local YMCA and I can get my feet wet (so to speak) twice a week and it was free with my Y membership.

I have read that flexibility is the key to staying young, That sounds good to me! But there are are
other reported benefits as well. Yoga is good for improving posture and breathing. It can help reduce blood pressure. It aids in stress reduction and improving concentration.

Yoga has been practiced in some parts of the world for over 5000. You do not need expensive equipment. It's never been known to have horrible side-effects or have ugly drug interactions.
So, I guess I am taking care of a few of my New Years Resolutions all in swell foop!! Watching my budget, getting healthy and trying new things!! Ohhh! I love it when a plan comes together!

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I used to do yoga when I was pg with Kayla; really need to start up again!

Joe's not back in the U.S. yet...I'm not even sure where he is now! Hopefully Turkey, or Germany, and no more delays. But now with this weather...not sure how that will impact his flight in.

Mrs. Staggs said...

LOL! I remember the first Yoga session that I attended. Half way through, we were standing on our heads! Gentle art indeed!