5 Reasons to Find Your Zen On the Yoga Mat this Fall
Summer has quickly faded from the calendar. The leaves and weather patterns are changing—and if you feel like you’re sprinting toward the holidays and year’s end, you are not alone. While to-do lists and stress tend to build in the final quarter of the year, now is a great time to pause if you find your mind jumping too far ahead.
Delight in the change of season and all that comes with it. Live in the present and set new fitness goals for fall. Changing up your exercise routine can be a part of that welcome shift. As the seasons evolve, so can your go-to fitness favorites. Focus on quieting your mind all while you increase your flexibility, balance, and lift your spirits. And while you’re at it, refresh your exercise clothing to reflect your new fall fitness routine. You deserve it! Alright everyone, get out your yoga mats!
Yoga Improves Strength, Balance and Flexibility
Slow, controlled yoga poses, coupled with deep breathing increases blood flow and helps the muscles warmup, relax, and become more flexible for your yoga practice. Learning to hold poses, as well as doing sequences like sun salutations, builds total body strength, balance, and flexibility.
Before you begin a new yoga practice, be sure to explore the safest poses for your fitness level and physical limitations. Something that can positively enhance your yoga practice - and help you accountable - yoga with a friend!
Yoga Steadies the Mind
Breathwork and poses requiring focus and concentration help bring you into the present moment. Learning mindfulness techniques and going back to the importance of breath work when the mind wanders helps keep you from negative thinking, or dwelling on the past or future concerns. Live in the present and focus your yoga practice on where you are in that moment.
Yoga Helps Relieve Stress
Because yoga focuses on awareness of your breathing and steady movement, studies have shown it can contribute to better heart health, decreased inflammation, and lower blood pressure.
Yoga Encourages Relaxation
Research shows that a consistent bedtime yoga routine can help prepare your body and mind for a good night’s rest. Plenty of quality sleep supports healthier choices, more energy, and a brighter mood throughout the day.
Yoga Connects You with a Supportive Community
Whether it’s yoga, pickleball, tennis, or running, being part of an encouraging, like-minded peer group can do wonders for your physical and mental fitness. Joining a regular yoga class, running group, or pickleball league not only can support your physical strength, but also help ease loneliness and foster a sense of belonging.
You don’t want to miss this! Mark your calendars for the Find Your Zen challenge, October 10 through November 18, this fall. We’ll spend six weeks together in a private Facebook group, enjoying daily mindful movement and practicing yoga sequences designed especially for Skirt Sports by a Certified Yoga Instructor.
You’ll learn various breathing techniques for relaxation, focus, energy and more, as well as moving meditations. Find Your Zen is a great way to carve out time for yourself to breathe and reset before the chaos of the holidays hits.
Even more, the first 100 people who register will receive a few fun extras—lightweight, yoga-themed hoodie, yoga strap, and bonus swag!
Find your Yoga Challenge styles at Skirt Sports!
Skirt Sports has all the yoga styles you’ll love to wear. Perfect for yoga, our All-In High Rise Leggings stay comfortably in place during asanas. Ultra-soft Luxe Compression fabric provides body-contouring comfort while wicking away sweat. Choose full length or our new ⅞ length.