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8 Reasons You (As a Stepmom or Mom) Should Be Practicing Yoga

Self-care is so important and as a stepmom you may find yourself pulled in so many different directions. You are trying your best to please your step kids and give attention to your husband, that sometimes, you can get left behind. Yoga is a form of self-care that everyone can benefit from. It will bring so much positivity to your life, so you can be the best version of yourself. When you are at your best, you can give more to the people in your life! Plus, yoga is a activity you and your step kids can do together.

Eight Reasons You Should Be Practicing Yoga

Improves Flexibility

This is probably the most obvious benefit, but a very important one. Sometimes we forget how important flexibility is in regard to our overall health.  For example, if you suffer from tight hamstrings, this can cause flattening of the lumbar spine, with equates to back pain.

Prevents Cartilage and Joint Breakdown

Every time you practice yoga, your joints go through their full range of motion. This allows the joint cartilage to soak up fresh nutrients to keep them fresh and healthy. This can help prevent diseases such as arthritis.

Increases Blood Flow

Why is this important? Better blood flow means more oxygen to your cells, which means they will function better overall as a result.

Boost Immunity

If you have little ones, you know that they are prone to bringing sickness into the household. As a mommy you can’t afford to get sick! Yoga boosts your immunity by draining your lymphatic system so it can work at it’s best to fight infection and dispose of toxic waste.

Regulates Adrenal glands

This means that yoga lowers cortisol levels. High cortisol is associated with major depression, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and insulin resistance.

Helps You Sleep Deeper

I’m sure all of the stepmoms and moms out there could benefit from this. Yoga provides a release from our busy lives, both physically, mentally and emotionally. When we are able to let go of the day and relax our systems, we create an environment within our body that enables better sleep.

Makes You A Happier Person

A consistent yoga practise is shown to decrease depression and lead to a significant increase in serotonin levels.

Benefits Your Relationship

We all want to be the best stepmoms, moms and wives we can be. Regular yoga practise has been shown to develop friendliness, patients and compassion.

What do you do for wellness?

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