If you are a busy mom (one who spends so much time looking after other people that she often neglects her own needs and ends up feeling frazzled by the end of the week), you should seriously think about taking up yoga for your own health and wellness. Here are some of the benefits of yoga for busy moms:
One of the best things about practicing yoga is that it is a very relaxing activity, Yoga isn’t just exercise—it focuses on the mind just as much as the body. By breathing deeply and focusing on what you are doing, you can find a sense of peace inside yourself that will carry into your family life off the mat.
Improved Physical Health
There is no denying that when you practice yoga regularly you will see an improvement in your physical health. Yoga helps to build muscles, so not only will it help with strength for lifting those little ones, but it also helps you to twist, turn and function with more ease too.
When you’re a mom, your hobbies and interests can sometimes fall by the wayside as your focus shifts to be solely on your children and their needs, along with your job and taking care of the house. Yoga provides an excellent outlet from these day-to-day concerns, so it is not surprising it becomes a passion for many.
So many women start by going to a weekly yoga class only to get the bug and end up doing their 300 hour online yoga teacher training or setting up their own studio. Other women simply start doing it every day. Yoga is so complex and has so many layers that it can be a real passion project from the moment you start. Or, it can simply be something you enjoy doing as a break from everything else
Heightened Quality Of Sleep
There are specific types of yoga that can help you to relax in the evening and get a good night’s sleep. As a (somewhat) frazzled mom, sleep is likely to be something that eludes you from time to time, and it is certainly something that your kids will struggle with at some stage in their development. So, by doing basic yoga practices together, you can bond, have fun, and all sleep easier at night!
More Intentional Connection
Yoga is a great activity to practice with kids either at studio classes or in the comfort of your own home—even babies can do yoga with their parents at special classes! So, if you’re looking for something fun to do with your kids, that is fun, healthy, and beneficial for you all, then there are few things better than yoga.
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