When's the last time you took some time for yourself to relax completely, disconnecting and blocking out all your worries for at least an hour? My guess is that for a lot of you, it's hard to remember when that was. With the overwhelming schedule of full-time work and school, I too was failing in the self-care department. Then I was introduced to yoga!
I had been wanting to give yoga a try for years now, but the excuses always piled up. The stress finally became unbearable and I decided that I needed to try something new to release some of that daily stress. I signed up for a yoga class at Willard Beach Studio in South Portland, and my life was changed. No joke! I have become seriously hooked. So many people had told me for so long how wonderful yoga is, but I never really thought it would be something for me. I thought it was something that only health-nuts and extremely fit people did. I was so wrong. People of all ages and body-types were there and it was such a positive and judgment-free environment. I can't believe how long I have been missing out on this!
I have tried a variety of yoga classes now and I am never disappointed. I walk out feeling like I have received a deep tissue massage in both body and mind. All my worries are put at ease with a feeling that's hard to describe. Spa Yoga is definitely my favorite. They incorporate wonderfully scented essential oils and pressure-point massages that make you feel like you are walking on a cloud afterwards! If you are feeling burnt-out and ready to try something new, I would definitely recommend everyone to give yoga a shot at least once in their life. And it's not just a feminine activity---men love yoga and all of its benefits!
If you're not convinced yet, just take a look at some of the many health benefits.
These are just some of the many benefits of yoga, so give it a try for yourself! I would recommend visiting Willard Beach Studio where the instructors are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable about any concerns you may have. The classes are also small in size which creates a nice, intimate environment. It really will improve so many areas of your life. You have so little to lose and so much to gain.