Updated: Aug 14, 2019
First of all, I am a strong believer that EVERYONE needs yoga. But my main focus is on YOU. Women or mother, that struggles during the day finding the peace and balance in HER life.
I, also, think that everyone has their own time to start. Cause each of us has different story and challenges.
I remember my first touch with a yoga, just when I was pregnant with my first child (Tėja). Yoga came to my life, because as pregnant lady I had a back pain, that I couldn’t stand. Even I didn’t like ‘’slow’’, ‘’lazy’’ practices, after trying everything I decided to give a go to yoga.
It helped me a lot, but at that time I didn’t even know what yoga is truly about. I considered physical aspects and I believe I wasn’t ready for more.
After my baby was born I didn’t spend time doing yoga at all, I just didn’t have time (I better say – it wasn’t my priority).
I started to read books about motherhood, about being more “women’’ and then I found Ayurveda.
According to Ayurveda, it is suggested that women would do light, slow and more ‘’female-type’’ sports. It includes yoga, pilates, swimming and etc.
I am not that type of person that divides what is for women, what is for men. Just I started to feel in my gut, that intensive exercises in a gym makes me feel exhausted and simply bad.
So I started to do more yoga each day and I finally got more deep into it.
After two years of practicing and one year of teaching I finally found these tools that works really well in my life.
So Why Women Should Do Yoga?
Many of you think that yoga is ONLY to make a body beautiful. HELL NO.
· YOGA WORKS ON PHYSICAL BODY.
Each asana helps strengthening the body, improves balance, works on concentration and coordination.
Researchers finally found that yoga helps with a lower back pain. Yoga should be referred by the GP, soon. That’s amazing news, really.
· YOGA WORKS ON YOUR INNER SELF.
Most of us take shallow breaths and don’t pay attention how we breath. Important is that breath can tell a lot about us. How we feel, what is in our life. During yoga practice we do pranayama (breathing techniques), that the main focus is concentrate on the breath. Breathing techniques are the tools that help us to slow down. It calms the nervous system and has both physical and mental benefits off the mat.
Because of the concentration required during yoga practice, the problems that seems to be big, usually melts away. It gives us that needed break from the stressors or challenging situation.
As a human we tend to react very fast, so yoga is a great tool to give a break and think one more time after the practice.
MY EXAMPLE: It have been four years now, when I am looking after my two toddlers. Each day I face so many situations that requires me to be patient and calm, unfortunately it is really hard to do that.
I simply breath in through the nose with a count of 4 and breath out with a count of 8. Longer exhalations help to calm the nervous system.
After breathing it for a couple of times, I never get same reaction with my family.
It works everywhere. At home. At office. Job. Or any situation that requires time to re-think.
HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.
LOTS OF LOVE, R.