The importance of rest day

I know some people who never stop. They do their yoga practice 7 days a week and while they admittedly take it easier on some days than others, it’s still there – ever present in their minds. But I’ve found after doing that for a full month, taking 1 day off a week to explore other avenues of self care is just as rewarding and makes it feel like a little holiday, once a week, every week. It gives me time to appreciate my practice and just how hard it actually is.
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Yoga changes your brain

A recent review in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology showed that yoga reduces the risk of heart disease as much as conventional exercise. On average, yoga participants lost five pounds, decreased their blood pressure, and lowered their low-density (“bad”) cholesterol by 12 points.  There is a vast body of growing research on how yoga improves health issues including chronic pain, fatigue, obesity, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, weight loss, and more.

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