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Stretching The Comfort Zone with Yoga

Stretching the Comfort Zone

You probably heard people saying that Yoga changed their lives, and I have to say - it's not an overstatement. It did change mine and my family's life on so many levels. Every day, I discover how this practice has transformed another aspect of my life. It's like a treasure hunt - you find precious gems in the most unlikely places. And when you think you found it all, you collected all the pieces; there is more. I decided to share some treasures that I discovered on the cushion, mat, and studying Yoga and Vedanta's philosophy.

Yoga is quite popular these days, but it's mostly just the physical practice, which alone can help in so many ways. The benefits are there for sure, and they are immediate. Breathing combined with movement will surely make you feel better. Stretching releases endorphins, the happy hormone, and slow, mindful breathing will activate the parasympathetic nervous system that allows you to relax. You leave the studio a new person. And recent studies show that the "instant yoga effect" lasts up to 48 hours.

It means that even if we practice only the asana (the postures), and do it only every other day, we can improve our mood and keep the body in good shape. Probably that's one of the reasons we have over 300 million Yoga practitioners worldwide.

But, as I said, there are many more transformative benefits of Yoga.

Today, I will share a few words about stretching our comf