Yoga is more popular than ever, and not just among flexible young folks with expensive studio memberships and even pricier workout clothes. Nearly 29 million people in the U.S. alone practiced yoga in 2018, according to Statista, and the growth shows no signs of stopping. According to Harvard Health, because of yoga’s emphasis on the mind-body connection, regular yoga practice might be a useful tool to protect heart health and reduce certain risks.
Caregivers can and should reap the benefits of practicing yoga at home
Harvard Health also recently reported that yoga’s effect on sleep can directly impact other health issues, such as obesity and depression. The emphasis on deep, even breathing can be useful in managing stress, which contributes to a host of health conditions – something caregivers deal with everyday!
Another advantage? Yoga’s accessibility. Yoga can be done at home, any time, enabling you to continue your caregiving duties safely and take care of yourself. You can follow along on countless free YouTube classes or join an online program. Why not make Yoga a part of your New Year’s resolution?! You can start with just 5-10 minutes of simple postures to help you focus on your breath and stimulate circulation.