I cannot speak highly enough about yoga, I flipping love it! I have done it for years just as a hobby really but it’s benefits for me are huge. It relaxes me, improves my mental head space, it gets me more in tune with my body, it also helps with my Ulcerative Colitis, it strengthens my body and improves my flexibility, the benefits are endless. If you’re struggling mentally for whatever reason or actually even if you’re not and you’ve never given yoga a go then you should really try it.
More recently I haven’t been doing as much exercise in general (this includes yoga) mainly because of a lack of time and energy (having just had a baby recently) but I am just starting to feel like I can get my head back into it and I have been bringing myself right back to the basics. It’s amazing how much you can forget, even the small things like how to breath properly and hold your core muscles. The foundations are so important – in everything not just yoga – you have to put in the time and effort at the start to make sure you reap the benefits at the end. Like with mental health recovery it is a marathon not a sprint but boy is it worth it in the end.