Yoga is very simple, but it can completely transform your life and do wonders for your health. While some people think of it as a set of breathing exercises, yogis can confirm that it is so much more. It will not only clean up your mind, but it will make your body stronger and agile.
These are just some of the benefits of yoga that will enrich your life and help you become the best version of yourself.
You will be more flexible
Yoga will make your body more flexible, and your balance will be outstanding. It is an activity that works your entire body, so you will notice your muscles becoming stronger and more defined. Start slowly and use easier poses (or modifications) which will increase your range of motion over time.
Hormone issues like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) affects about seven in every 100 women in the UK. Not only can hormonal issues play havoc with your periods, conceiving, moods and general wellbeing, but excess hair growth can be a frustrating symptom.
Personally, the pill had a huge influence on my hormones, so much so I can no longer take it. It’s worth checking with your doctor if you’re having the same issue and seeking advice on different non-hormonal contraceptive options, or look into alternatives like Natural Cycles. This is a safe, healthy and easy-to-use fertility app for women based on their body temperature, which is used to prevent, plan and monitor pregnancies.
Those looking to tackle PCOS should see their doctors first to check for any serious underlying issues, but in the meantime, here are some natural approaches to balancing out your symptoms.
Most see meditation as a waste of time or something to be done only if you had spare time on your hands. But according to Tom Evans, author of The Authority Guide to Practical Mindfulness when you get into the habit of meditating each day, even if just for 10 minutes, you will discover a whole range of real-world, tangible benefits.
For Balanced Being, Tom’s explains his top 5 benefits of bringing meditation and mindfulness into your life.
#Hack 1: Being Luckier
After just a few days spent meditating each morning, you will increase your ability to spot opportunities in your life.
Such serendipities happen all the time, but we often fail to spot them when our mind is busy and over-active. The calmness we get from meditating leaks into our day and helps us zone in on the happenstances that can make our day.
The world around us mirrors our internal thought processes. If we think the world is out to get us, it has the tendency to do just that. If we harbor kind thoughts, the world and the people in our world reflect benevolence back to us.