Did you know? Surprising health benefits of doing Yoga!

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Taking in a full breadth of life… Finding balance and peace within…

Connecting to the majesty of nature is only a glimpse into the majesty and wonders of God.

– Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici  – Riccio

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The following facts may be breathtaking and mind-boggling but don’t worry!  Practicing Yoga can be a breath-giving and mind-opening experience.

 

Did you know that yoga delays aging?

Yoga stimulates your detoxification system.

 

Did you know that yoga may increase vitamin C levels and reduces toxins in your body?

Specific movements get the lymphatic system flowing and boosts your immune system.

 

Did you know that yoga improves sleep?

Your body and mind learns how to relax.

 

Did you know that yoga increases red blood cells?

This improves blood circulation.

 

Did you know that yoga increases joint lubrication?

Joint range of motion is improved.

 

Did you know that yoga improves gastrointestinal functions?

Several postures massage internal organs.

 

Did you know that yoga is believed to improve metabolism?

Certain poses regulate and control hormone secretions.

 

Did you know that yoga lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and decreases your respiratory rate that improves your lung capacity?

Relaxing, controlled breathing with some movement stimulate the muscles and organs of the abdominal region.

 

Did you know that yoga improves balance?

Strengthens your core muscles. When one muscle is worked in one direction, it will be worked in the opposite direction for balanced strength.

 

Did you know that yoga improves depth perception, eye-hand coordination, concentration and dexterity?

Practitioners become more aware of mind-body connection with a faster reaction time.

 

Finally, did you know that yoga improves coordination, flexibility, strength, endurance and posture?

You probably knew this one! Different parts of the body are challenged to move together efficiently with proper alignment and awareness. Lactic acid build-up may be released as well as stiffness, tension and fatigue. This may be why yoga is frequently used by athletes.

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In the above photo, I am doing one of my favorite yoga poses called, Lord of the fishes. Check out my previous post on the health benefits of this yoga pose and more.

 

Did you know that yoga may help in disease prevention and emotional stability? More about that on my next post. 😉

 

Take care of your health and your health will take care of you. How do you take care of your health? I would love to hear from you. You can leave a comment right here! 🙂

Be well,

Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

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  • Information derived from the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, Sunrise Yoga Workshop.

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“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyright.

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Renewal – My dance with the Lord

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“I believe God works in His time, not ours. God orchestrates our lives, so we might as well dance to the music.” – Your Powerful LIFE blog

 

“I believe God works in His time, not ours. God orchestrates our lives, so we might as well dance to the music.” – Maria Lauren, AKA Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio 

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know Jesus. As a child, my eight siblings and I were raised very differently than other children. Back then, living on a plant-based diet was not a cool thing to do. Everyone thought we were going to be weaklings because we didn’t eat meat.

Praying as a family got us through many challenges, even financial difficulties. These spiritual roots grew deeper when I learned bible stories in religion class, my favorite school subject. I took my Catholic education seriously and the bible to heart.

I was not part of the popular group but Jesus was my friend.

Even now,  Jesus is my Savior, God the Father is my Creator and the Holy Spirit gives me inspired intuition.

When I feel needy and weak, I am made strong. When I am overwhelmed, I am given peace. In every season of my life, there are little miracles that help me connect the dots as my life unfold. My heart swells with this knowing and I am so grateful.

“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you.” – Jeremiah 1:5

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Your Powerful LIFE is wired to God’s Purpose

God has given me abundant life with abundant emotions. This wiring gives me a wide scope for compassion in whatever I do, wherever I am. As seasons change, so do I, but what never changes is God’s presence within me. I am nurtured by the love of God’s grace,  the wisdom through Gods word and beauty by God’s design. 

Every moment is filled with the Holy Spirit but I have to take a moment to appreciate it and know it. I am loved by God’s awesome love, a love of power, humility,  commitment and renewal.

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Thy Will Be Done

On this Easter Sunday, I recall the gift, passion, teachings and healing of Christ into glory.

My life has had frustrations, despairs and even suicidal thoughts creeped in to destroy me but through the pain, Christ has revealed himself more fully to me.

In my fear, I have found courage as I run with the Lord towards a resurrected life. 🙂

Below, are links of my past blog posts that ‘share some of my reflections. When life has been full of darkness, the Light can always be found…

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Have a blessed Easter sharing in the resurrection and renewal of Christ.

Maria Lauren, A.K.A. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

My Website

Music and Meditations for relaxation and renewal…

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“Your Powerful LIFE” is a blog about LIFE: Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment… It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated. All content is copyright.