I had my first yoga class today, and it was amazing. I have never felt so relaxed and in touch with my body. The aches and pains and soreness from all the running I’ve been doing lately just melted away, and it was one of the best fitness experiences I’ve had to date.
So other than personally telling you that yoga is the best thing you’ll do for yourself, I’ve also got a host of other reasons why you need to start doing yoga.
Here they are:
1. Run Faster
Yoga teaches body awareness, and helps improve your stride.
“When you stretch your body properly, and strengthen opposing muscle groups in balance, you increase your range of motion, and can move more quickly through space. For example, the space between the start and finish lines.
The yoga breath has been shown to increase endurance in marathoners by twice the distance in just one session!”