Did you know that meaningfulness is better than happiness?
Did you know that a meaningful life makes you productive, focused and feel confident at its least?
Yes! The pursuit of meaning is a guarantee of living a unique life. Studies have revealed that yoga is the secret to finding meaning in your life? How? It is not just a routine exercise: it goes beyond just burning calories. Read on to get the gist on how yoga helps you to find the purpose in your life and the environment that surrounds you.
Finding Purpose in Life
1. Helps you stay focused
Remember, in life, many distractions assault you making you forget your life purpose. For instance, many people spend many of their time in front of a television or online. Fortunately, yoga can increase your concentration if you take it seriously. This means that your focusing power will be boosted each day. Moreover, yoga can make you realize your dreams and start working towards making them a reality.
2. Relieves stress
Life has many ups and downs that sometimes makes you feel depressed. However, if you try yoga, you will be able to do away with the concerns and problems that are weighing you down. This is because yoga can quiet your mind and bring some meaning to your life. During yoga, you will let the worry go since the thoughts of moving your legs and arms will replace the worries (Dittmann & Freedman, 2009). At the end of the end, you will chill, and the stress will automatically go away.
3. Better sleep
You would agree with me that better sleep improves the quality of life. According to studies yoga gets you a better sleep (Telles, Gaur & Balkrishna 2009). This is because the exercises work your muscles thus making you sleep quickly. Many people have hazards getting to sleep. Yoga can be handy for you if you among those people. The cool-down sequence that comes at the end of yoga may be the reason for the quick slumber. Remember, life is meaningless if you experience boring nights accompanied by nightmares. Better sleep translates to meaningful life.
4. Better posture
A better posture can be a real source of pride. Developing a premium posture can boost your self-esteem which means that the quality of your life will improve. Believe it or not, if you spend most of your time seated, your health may be vulnerable to deterioration. The fact that most yoga exercises require a straight back is the reason behind the proper posture. Reflect the figure of someone seated on a desk from dawn to dusk- trust me, their posture is questionable. On the contrary, if you spend some time performing yoga, you will feel better, and you will walk taller with pride.
5. Improved mental and physical strength
It is an open secret that yoga is a great workout that can burn a reasonable number of calories. What does this mean?-A Physically healthy body. Physical strength is achieved when the muscles are challenged. Remember, in yoga, both the body and the mind must work together simultaneously to bring the desired effect. As a result, flexibility is increased. Additionally, the muscles lengthen during the exercises giving your body a sleek and lean look. Undoubtedly, everyone including you and me loves to have a slim body. Yoga is the solution. Therefore, if you think that a lean body can bring meaningfulness in your body, then it is time to try yoga.
6. It’s great fun
Yoga poses are fun. Trust me, the chances of getting bored while doing yoga are slim to none. The poses are great fun and if you have children have them join you, there are several kid poses easy enough for young ones. Remember, enjoyable moments adds meaning to your life. You can only work towards achieving your life purpose if and only if you are happy. Therefore, if you feel that you are stuck, you can do some yoga exercises before you embark on your normal life. Yoga exercises can be handy during your leisure time.
The benefits of yoga in bringing meaning in your life are not limited to the ones discussed above. Other benefits include; helps you connect with your inner voice, improves your breathing and makes meditation better.
It goes without saying that yoga is a sure way of finding the meaning of your life. It can undoubtedly improve the quality of your life. So, what are you waiting for? Start today and see the wonderful fruits that will follow. It is not too late!
- Dittmann, K. A., & Freedman, M. R. (2009). Body awareness, eating attitudes, and spiritual beliefs of women practicing yoga. Eating Disorders,17(4), 273-292
- Telles, S., Gaur, V., & Balkrishna, A. (2009). Effect of a yoga practice session and a yoga theory session on state anxiety 1. Perceptual and motor skills, 109(3), 924-930.