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Internal Happiness for the New Year

Posted by on Jan 17, 2012

Guest Blogger: Allison Brooks
How yoga will help with those pesky resolutions . . .

So here we are again, on the cusp of a new year and the talks of resolutions fill the air. Many talk about losing weight, exercising daily, or getting a better job, but when you really think about it, how many of these goals are actually achieved? Though these self-interventions have good intentions, they all rely on superficial changes. To achieve success, a person must start with the mind and then work out from there. This is why yoga is the best way to start off the New Year and continue changes throughout.

The best part about yoga, is that there so many forms of it and some are not even focused on the physically intense poses. Some fun alternatives to get the ball rolling on your venture are: AntiGavity Yoga, AcroYoga, or Bikram Yoga. All of these forms offer something different and are a new spin on traditional forms of yoga.

Antigravity, AcroYoga, and Bikram yoga are good forms to practice if you want to get tone and gain muscle mass, while easing the mind. AntiGravity Yoga combines traditional poses with Pilates, dance, and aerial arts to create a new and intense yoga.  AcrYoga is similar in the aspects that it combines traditional poses with other modes, except instead of hanging from silky hammock, two people (the base and the flyer) work together to complete the postures. This is a fun yoga to do with a friend, significant other, or your children. Bikram yoga, or “hot yoga”, is synthesized from hatha yoga and is practiced in a room that is heated to 105F (40.6 C). This is great way to release toxins, sweat, and lose weight.

Even though there are hundreds of forms of yoga, any one is a great way to settle the mind and revive the mind+body connection. Balanced energy is key to providing stress-relief and deep, sincere happiness. Since happiness opens the door to so many more opportunities, it is a vital element to help stick with your New Year’s goals. When you are happy, you are more opt to try new things and do your best, and your health is also better. This is one reason why the use of yoga is also beneficial in nursing homes and hospitals. Patients suffering from depression or an aggressive cancer like non-hodgkin’s lymphoma or mesothelioma swear by the effects of yoga and practice it as a complementary therapy to standard treatment.
So get out, get happy, and get into a local studio!

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