Yoga and Exercise

Yoga GirlA daily exercise routine is optimal for a healthy body, mind, and spirit.

I exercise every day for at least one hour and have found that as long as I do, everything else works out for me.

You may not be like me, but you will greatly benefit from having some form of consistent practice.

My routine consists of running and yoga every other day. I always make sure to exercise at the same time so that it has now become habit.

The brain will make anything a habit if you practice it enough. It usually takes 40 days for something to become conditioned so that you do it without even thinking about it, and once that happens you you are on auto-pilot.

I do yoga to keep my body in perfect alignment, it calms me and helps me feel grounded,  and it relieves pain from the stretching.

You would be surprised at how many people have poor posture and walk in an  unbalanced way. This can create a number of problems. You will always feel better if you are healthy and fit.

I love running because it makes me feel exhilarated. It helps me balance my spiritual energy and gets my heart beating fast which creates endorphins and serotonin to be released. I have a passion for running and have been pretty consistent with it since 2007.

Running like this for so long has helped me in many ways. The main one is that it keeps me in a positive and happy mood. There is something about running that makes me feel really happy. I definitely notice a difference when I haven’t run in a long time. For me, depression sets in. Some people do not have this and are usually need less exercise, but everyone benefits greatly even if you do only 20 minutes per day. You also get vitamin D from the sun, get to be in nature, and feel the the air on your skin.

Here are some of the long ranging effects daily exercise has on your physical health and body:

Benefits of Yoga:

  • Become Flexible
  • Increase Strength
  • Improve Posture
  • Focus on Your Breath
  • Relieve Stress

Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise:

  • Heart Health
  • Balance Hormones
  • Boost Immune System
  • Improve Brain Function
  • Release of Good Feeling Neurotransmitters

Bottom line is a daily exercise routine will increase your overall happiness and well being.