” Yoga is the journey of self, through the self, to the self “~Bhagavad Gita~
If you want to improve your quality of life in ways that are both subtle and profound, I cannot suggest firm enough the transformational power of yoga! Love and Peace friends, thank you for stopping by today we will get deep into the amazing practice of yoga. We’ll also look at some yoga mats to aid you on your journey inward to find and manifest health, peace, and love!
Yoga is a practice that has its roots in ancient traditions of India, dating back over 5,000 years ago. It has grown and expanded a lot since the days of antiquity. None the less, yoga at its core is a practice of union. This union I realize is through my practice is something that occurs on multiple levels. Observing the breath and harmonizing it with movement and non-movement, we create a union between mind and body. As we get deeper into the poses in our practice, our mind races with thoughts. These thoughts intensify until the point of break, where the mind goes silent and there is no more thought. All there is, simply you in the present moment. At this point of stillness, I discover another union. The union between the self and the higher self. Through continued practice we can experience the union of that higher self with the infinite.
To some this may sound too metaphysical or even nonsense, but those of us that know, truly understand and those who allow themselves to be open shall experience. Yoga is a beautiful practice that allows for introspection and integration of all the aspects of who we truly are.
Yoga is also helpful in improving your overall health. There’s been many studies exploring the positive impact that yoga can have on a person’s life.
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase serotonin, GABA, and dopamine
- Enhances perception
- Increases flexibility on and off the mat. In mind and body
- Weight reduction
- Improves energy and quality of sleep
- Increases muscle strength and tone
- It also provides protection from injury
This list is only a few of the benefits that starting and persisting with a yoga practice can bring. There are a lot of accessories out there for getting started with your yoga practice, but I recommend your first purchase if any should be with a top quality yoga mat. This will protect you from a lot of unnecessary injuries to your back and joints. Below is a list of yoga mats I think are worth looking at. I selected these yoga mats because of their rating, price, quality, and durability.
I will provide links below, and I appreciate any purchase made through my site. I am a part of the amazon affiliate program so any proceeds will go to expanding the Blissful Being and ensuring the production of quality content consistently! Thanks again, Love and Light to you and yours. Check out these outstanding yoga mats!
1.) BalanceFrom GoFit All-Purpose 2/5-Inch (10mm) Extra Thick High Density Anti-Slip Exercise Pilates Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap
2.) TOPLUS Yoga Mat – Classic 1/4 inch Pro Yoga Mat Eco Friendly Non Slip Fitness Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap-Workout Mat for Yoga, Pilates and Floor Exercises
3.) Everyday Essentials 1/2-Inch Extra Thick High Density Anti-Tear Exercise Yoga Mat with Knee Pad and Carrying Strap.
4.) Heathyoga Eco Friendly Non Slip Yoga Mat, Body Alignment System, SGS Certified TPE Material – Textured Non Slip Surface and Optimal Cushioning,72″x 26″ Thickness 1/4″
5.)Manduka PRO Yoga Mat – Premium 6mm Thick Mat, Eco Friendly, Oeko-Tex Certified, Chemical Free, High Performance Grip, Ultra Dense Cushioning for Support and Stability in Yoga, Pilates, Gym and Fitness
6.) Gxmmat Large Yoga Mat 72″x 48″(6’x4′) x 7mm for Pilates Stretching Home Gym Workout, Extra Thick Non Slip Anti-Tear Exercise Mat, Use Without Shoes
7.) Sunny Health & Fitness Non-Slip Yoga Mat High Density Anti-Slip, Anti-Tear Texture in Blue/Purple with Compact and Lightweight Material, 4 mm Thick Large Size 68 in x 24 in
8.) Pogamat Large Exercise Mat 84″ X 27″ X 1/4″ Thick – High Density Anti-Tear Workout Mat For All Types Of Fitness Training. Yoga Mat Lays Flat and does Not “Bunch Up”. Used With Or Without Shoes.
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Your Friend, Tyreice