How Yoga Empowers Women
Yoga has been around for thousands of years. Early on, the connection between the soul and the body was made and people began using yoga as a way to calm, empower, and strengthen their minds and bodies. In the modern day, women have begun using yoga as a way to become empowered in their daily lives by finding a new energetic release. It builds confidence and makes you feel powerful when you finally conquer a difficult posture. But there’s more than just these superficial things that work for women in yoga! Here’s why.
1) Encouraging a community orientated mind
Women thrive when they are connected to other women. They want to be around others who understand and appreciate them. Yoga gives them this type of environment. It connects generation to generation as all women gather within a room to explore the limits of their minds and bodies. There is something comforting about being in a room of other women who can talk freely with one another and work together to achieve their goals. This is what yoga has given to women over the years. It has expanded community and connected people, generations, and cultures across the world.
2) Committing to change
Personally, yoga can be a challenge for you. Committing to yoga is a choice that can sometimes be difficult depending on the posture, intensity, and the heat of the yoga. If you’re new to yoga, you can expect a few things from it. First, you will see and feel your body change: you will become more flexible and stronger. Second, you will connect your mind to your body and find a greater appreciation for yourself. Committing to these things helps you to be more committed to other aspects of your life. You will find yourself enjoying your job or school classes more because your mind is learning to commit to hard things.
3) Building self-confidence
When you first arrive at a yoga class, you’ll notice a few things. There will be yoga mats set aside and a few women will be using their own mats. You will also notice a scent in the air. For most yoga studios, it will be an essential oil from Young Living Essential Oils or from another official tender. The smell of the oils will be refreshing and you might feel your breath become deeper and purer. A yoga studio is made to help women relax, calm down, and breathe and they combine many different factors to make it so you’re able to feel yourself while you’re in the class.
The poses themselves are considered “power poses.” Power poses lengthen your body and make you feel taller and more confident. Poses like the warrior poses, tree and mountain poses, and many others that focus on stretching your muscles to their limit and letting your limbs fill their space. These poses help you to find yourself and to feel more confident in your skin.
4) Finding yourself again
One of the toughest things about being a women in the 21st century is that people are always trying to tell you what a woman is. You want to conform to them even though you know that you’re not the kind of person. There is no way to define what or who a woman should be. You are who you are and you don’t have to fit inside a mold in order to be yourself. What yoga does is tell you it’s okay to be you. Yoga tells you that you can be what you feel most comfortable with. If you’re in the middle of a pose and you want to take a break, you can and people will respect you for it. On the other hand, if you want to step up your yoga practice and take poses to the next level, you can do that as well. Women are there to be there–not to judge or critique the people around them.
While you’re doing yoga, you should feel like you can be yourself and find yourself. Take the hour or so to connect to your body and your mind and yoga is empowering women all around the world because of it.
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