Running on the treadmill and lifting weights might be great for the body, but yoga exercises the mind in ways those other workouts cannot. There are many psychological benefits to practicing yoga. Here are a few.
It Teaches You How to Live in the Present
In today’s high-paced society, we have a hard time remaining focused on what is happening in the moment. Between responding to texts, writing emails and constantly checking social media, we often have our attention divided between many different tasks. Research shows that we spend half our time focusing on something other than what we’re doing. Yoga gives us the opportunity to unplug and focus entirely on the here and now.