Looking to try something new? Check out these top 3 reasons why you should try yoga and practice some self-care this autumn.
September 1, 2021
Yoga has become increasingly popular over the past number of years and there is no denying why this practice has become so popular. Whether you're taking a yoga class with friends or joining an online session you can expect to reduce stress and improve focus, improve flexibility, and help promote self-care and wellness.
Yoga has been scientifically proven to enhance our well-being and enrich our lives which is why our team here at Bon+Berg wanted to share three great reasons to try it and help improve your lifestyle.
Reduces stress and helps you focus
Yoga practises are designed to promote relaxation for both the mind and body. The combination of physical poses and controlled breathing can help lower blood pressure and heart rate. Regularly practising it encourages us to default to a state of calm, rather than stress. Without worries consuming your mind and movement, you can begin to focus better and hone in on the things in life that truly matter.
Daily yoga practises require you to move your body in new ways. These unfamiliar methods of moving, stretch and build your muscle tissue while improving your flexibility over time.
Changes in flexibility won't happen instantly, it will take about three to six months of constant practice to experience increased flexibility. However, once these developments come into effect, you’ll start to feel less stiff and constricted in daily life.
Increased flexibility can also enhance your breathing and allow you to breathe much deeper. Better breathing promotes blood circulation and supports our internal organs. Flexibility is about more than movement; it's about supporting our entire existence.
Encourages self-care and wellness
Adopting yoga as part of your daily routine encourages you to think about how you care for yourselves in other areas of your life. Yoga prompts you to connect with your body, mind and soul in newfound ways. Understanding these elements will help inspire you to eat better, move your body more, and take time out to practice more self-care.
What to wear to yoga class
When we practise yoga, we want to flow seamlessly with our bodies. You don't want to feel restricted by what we are wearing. Soft garments that feel like they are barely there are ideal for daily yoga routines. Think leggings and a soft tank. For colder days, throw on a comfy jumper.
Slightly fitted is best so you're clothes don't move around too much during downward-facing dog and other poses – especially inversions. The right clothes will help you glide through poses either at home or at a group yoga class. For a no-fuss bra, try our Rhea bralette, which is made from MicroModal and can provide support as well as comfort.
Choosing the right fabric is important. We recommend MicroModal because it is a lightweight and breathable natural fibre. Other tree pulp fibres and cotton are also suitable. But whatever fabric or clothing you choose, you'll want something light that allows maximum movement throughout your yoga session.
Find out more about our products on our main website. Or learn more about the benefits of MicroModal and other tree pulp fibres.