Yoga is an intense form of exercise, which if done correctly brings to you many physical, spiritual and emotional benefits. There are numerous studies out there that will prove that people who practice yoga are calmer, more at peace and better able to deal with the challenges that arise in life. They also attain strength in body, balance and flexibility.

I have been practicing yoga for a short time and have already seen dramatic improvements in my flexibility, strength, balance and in my ability to connect to the source of my power. Yoga has taught me where to find the source of my power and how to use it to bring clarity, vision and purpose into my life.

The Power of your Core Strength

You core strength is your abdominal and back region. These are the muscles you engage and develop in order for you to develop strength and balance throughout your body. In yoga, your focus needs to be on engaging your core strength in order for you to complete many of the postures. This is the source of your power. If your core is strong you are better able to balance and hold your postures.

The power of your core radiates out through to the rest of your body. Yoga teaches you how to tap into and engage this power. It was when I started to use the power of my core that I noticed that it was my core that provided me the strength to do most everyday tasks. Focusing in on it, I could easily radiate that power out within my body to the areas I needed to perform the certain tasks.

It was as I started to learn this, and was able to see the strength of my core, that I could easily see how it was also the source of power for all things. I saw huge potential in my life when I could tap into this power. This is the power you need to be successful in all areas of your life not just physically.

Living through your core allows you to make pure and right decisions. Your head is far too logical and your heart is too emotional. Your gut will always speak to you in truth and perfect balance. This is why you’re always advised to ‘Listen to your gut.’ This is the part that connects to the true source of power right in the center of your being.

When you have a decision to make turn all your focus to your core- it will speak clearly to you as to what you have to do. It never lies, it is never wrong and you will feel the strength of your core decision radiating outwards to keep you balanced and strong.

When I operated from the place of my core, great things happen. Things fall into place perfectly with seemingly no effort on my behalf. My creativity opens up and my work is fueled by the strength and passion of my core.

Stretch a little Deeper Each Time

When you are doing a posture you must only move from the level that you are at. Stretch a little deeper so that you feel a slight challenging discomfort but never go to far so that you cause some damage. If you move at this pace, you will start to see continual and gradual improvements each week. You are not going to increase your flexibility to yogi status in one go- that’s wrought with much danger. Stretch a little deeper each time and you will arrive in a more peaceful, knowledgeable way.

When you are progressing to the actualization of your goals, take it steady. Stretch a little deeper each time so that you feel a little discomfort but not too much that it shatters you and puts you out of the game.

Use your Breath to Keep You Focused and Relaxed

To assist you in your poses you have to know how to breathe. When you pay attention to your breath, you notice that when a pose or posture becomes difficult, your breath sharpens, increases or disappears. You have to make sure you breathe evenly and deeply through each posture. This will help you to relax and settle into the posture. Your breath is the most important facet of any posture or anything in life- obviously, as long as you’re breathing you’re doing okay, right? During the difficult times of your life, the first step is to remember to breathe correctly. This will bring to you the clarity you need to relax, and the strength you need to reach a little further will follow.

Learn to Let Go

Yoga is all about learning to let go and experiencing your body. Experiencing your body will allow you to challenge it and take it to a whole new place. When you release yourself to the posture your whole body and mind will relax which will allow you to increase your flexibility and create a whole new flow of energy. I

In life, you have to learn to let go of everything you are holding. All your stresses, problems and stories. Just let them go and allow yourself to relax, gain strength and create a whole new flow of energy.

Yoga is such a beneficial form of exercise both for your mind and body. It will allow you to grow in strength, stability, flexibility and calmness of mind and spirit. Healthy mind and body equals a healthy life full of wealth and happiness.

Author's Bio: 

Caroline Makepeace is an expert on enjoying a life full of wealth and happiness. You can sign up for her free weekly inspirational newsletter at
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