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Why yoga is ideal for dads

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

If you think yoga is just for women, read this and think again…

Here are four reasons dads need to start flowing and breathing their way to harmony through yoga.

Relieve stress and anxiety

Chasing after children, keeping up with activities, and work all while trying to get dinner on the table on time can be stressful. Yoga is all about taking your mind off things. When you step on your mat, you give yourself permission to let go and relax. Yoga teaches how to focus on clearing your mind and taking a break from your hectic life. Once your mind is in a healthy space, your body will soon follow.

Increase strength and flexibility

Staying fit is important in leading healthy and fit lives. While there are many ways to incorporate fitness into your life, yoga is often the most overlooked way to stay active. Yoga includes sun salutations to get your heart pumping and incorporates poses like warrior two and boat pose to increase strength and flexibility. While it may seem super easy, yoga requires a definite amount of strength to come into and hold these poses.

Increase energy and focus

Staying on top of all the tasks life demands of us takes energy and focus. Yoga teaches you how to increase and harness both of these aspects. After leaving a yoga class, don’t be surprised if you feel refreshed and renewed. With this energy you’ve created on your yoga mat, you’ll be ready to take on the day.

Involve the family

The great thing about yoga is that it includes all levels, even for the kids. With fun names like tree pose and flying pigeon, it will be easy to get the little ones excited to stretch their limbs into new poses with you. This is also a great way to spend more time together and get your children excited about being fit and active.