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3 Good Reasons to Try Yoga This Year

By Genevieve Cunningham

New year, new you, right? While this saying is one that runs rampant at this time of the year, the truth is that creating a whole new you isn't really feasible. But even if we can't undo all of our wrongs and erase all of our bad habits, we definitely want to make positive changes to our lives. So where can we begin? For many, a great place to begin is with a fitness goal. A health goal. A wellness goal. If you're looking to improve your basic health this year -- both mentally and physically -- take a look at why you should finally give yoga a try. 

For Mental Toughness

Yoga is physically intense. But if we're being honest, the real struggle is in the mind. Yoga is so hard mentally. It's hard to focus with each move. It's hard to be patient through the flow. It's hard to struggle with a move and resist the urge to stop in the middle. Yoga requires you to put down preconceived notions and biases. It requires you to stay with the struggle. If you want to get fit and also develop mental resilience, yoga is definitely your best option.

To Build Strength

Yoga requires massive strength. And if you don't have strength when you begin your practice, you'll definitely develop it along the way. You may think that holding up your own body weight is easy. You do it all day every day, right? It might be true that you stand and hold your own body weight, but the poses required in yoga force new muscle groups to fire. It requires balance and movement along with your weight. For the muscles, yoga is really hard and incredibly effective. If gaining overall strength in your body is the goal, yoga is the next best thing to lifting weights.

For a New Challenge

Some people really like a challenge. They enjoy the difficulty and the struggle. And in a new year, they really like to start off with something that tests their dedication and abilities. If this sounds like you, yoga is a great choice! It will definitely test both your physical and mental abilities. It will test your self-discipline and patience. It's an overall body and mind challenge that can get you in the best shape of your life. Seriously, what's not to like? 

Yoga is such a great way to get the body in shape. And for those who want a mental challenge, it's a great way to test your abilities of the mind as well. The new year is a really good time to start something new and give yourself a chance to change for the better. Get moving in the right direction and learn a practice to last a lifetime by visiting a yoga class today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glen Allen, Va.

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