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Why Should You Practice Yoga In the Winter Season?

What are your plans for the winter?


As the temperature gets chilly with lots of snow, the natural inclination when indoors is to snuggle under your blankets and sleep through the weather.


However, this is no reason to abandon yoga. There are benefits to keeping active in winter with yoga. Here are some reasons why:


Winter Yoga in the Snow

Yoga Helps Keep You Warm

Yoga is a very good way to stay warm in extremely cold weather. This will help to keep your muscles and joints in motion to prevent stiffness and aches. Doing yoga also improves blood circulation, prevents muscle cramping, and is an excellent way to restore body warmth after a long, cold day.


Yoga Keeps You in a Good Mood

It's easy to get cranky or frustrated when you're trapped indoors because of the freezing temperatures that make it difficult to meet up with friends and loved ones or visit your favorite places.


Doing some yoga poses, including meditation and breathing exercises, can help you feel relaxed and keep you in a good mood. You can start your day with simple yoga poses to give you a positive start to your day.


Yoga Helps You Sleep Better

You may wonder how yoga can enhance your sleep, especially when you'd rather get cozy than exercise.


In addition to other activities, such as sticking to your normal bedtime routine, not staying up too late, and giving yourself a minimum of two hours after a meal before going to bed, yoga can help you get more restful sleep and prevent all the tossing and turning.

Yoga Improves Your Immune System

A healthy immune system requires regular activity and exercise. In the winter, when you spend more time indoors, yoga is a great way to keep the body active and your immune system healthy to ward off germs and diseases. Remember to drink a lot of water and get adequate rest too.


Yoga Helps You to Maintain Balance

There are a lot of festivities in the winter. Hence, there's more room for indulgence. Yoga is a great way to curb your excesses and maintain balance. You can enjoy everything you like during the holidays as long as you balance it with calorie-burning yoga classes.


Yoga Makes You More Flexible

Yoga is a great way to improve flexibility, especially in the winter when our joints and muscles tend to stiffen from the cold. Yoga helps you maintain flexibility all through the winter season.


Yoga Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Yoga is a great way to boost the health of your heart and prevent many heart diseases. It keeps you feeling light and is a great way to keep your heart healthy during the winter. This helps you to maintain a calm, relaxed and happy mind.


Ready to get started with winter yoga? Simply reach out to Shift Yoga to choose a yoga class that meets your needs.

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