10 Benefits of Yoga!

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‘High fives’ for yoga vibes!

I don’t know about you, but I love yoga. Next to walking (which will always be my #1) yoga is my favorite form of exercise. As you can probably infer from my two fave activities, I like to take a calm, relaxing and peaceful path to fitness. That’s the approach I take with eating and with life in general… so it’s only natural that this is how I prefer to keep fit.

Today I want to share some of the amazing benefits of doing yoga. No, I’m not saying that you need to be a ‘pro-yogi’ or that you need to drop down into pigeon pose this minute. But I am saying that practicing yoga, even just a couple times a week, has HUGE benefits that affect all areas of your life. 

Here are some of the beneficial effects of yoga:

  1. It creates consciousness and promotes healthy breathing.
  2. It builds better posture and strengthens your spine.
  3. It Increases flexibility and improves core strength.
  4. It helps to lower blood pressure.
  5. It helps to create a healthy balanced relationship with food (by promoting mindfulness).
  6. It calms you down (a great way to de-stress after a long day!)
  7. It improves your balance.
  8. It helps fight insomnia and promotes healthy sleep.
  9. It reduces digestive distress and promotes regulation.
  10. It increases happiness and an internal sense of calm! 

Those are just a few of the benefits of yoga… believe me, there are MANY more! My advice? Go do some yoga! Even if it’s just a quick Sun Salutation, it’ll get your body moving and relax your mind!

Do you love yoga? What are your favorite ways to stay fit?



  • Reply Beverley @ sweaty&fit

    i just recently started doing yoga and love it! i need to start doing it at home more when i have time. love the photo! the blue looks great on ya

    February 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Beverley! And I’m so glad that you’re loving yoga! 🙂

      February 8, 2016 at 7:17 pm
  • Reply Allie

    Great post Cailee! I always feel refreshed and energized after doing some yoga! It is one of my favorite ways to exercise too!

    February 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Allie! So glad that you love yoga too! I hope that you guys are doing great! <3

      February 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply lucie

    You always look so beautiful Cailee! Im also a huge fan of yoga too! I find, like you, that it also helps me get a better nights sleep and helps me connect to inner parts of me I never knew existed 🙂

    February 5, 2016 at 8:13 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Lucie! You’re so sweet …and yes! Yoga is so holistic! I love that it has so many different benefits… aside from just a good workout.

      February 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I am fairly new to yoga, but I am a big fan. I also find that it helps me with all my other workouts too, like running.

    February 5, 2016 at 1:02 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      That’s awesome Dannii! I wish I was more into running, but it’s just not my thing. So good for ya!

      February 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    Walking is my favorite too! I’ve liked yoga when I’ve done it, but I don’t do it regularly. I’m glad you’ve loved it so much! 🙂

    February 5, 2016 at 5:11 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Rach! Yoga’s awesome… but like you, walking is my all time FAVE!

      February 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness

    I LOVE yoga and fit it in first thing in the morning most days. I think I might try to hit the sand for some beach yoga this weekend!

    February 6, 2016 at 1:15 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Oh man! I seriously wish I lived in Cali like you Nicole! It’s so cold and now snowy here… 🙁

      February 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    I do love some yoga. I makes me body feel so much healthy and free moving.

    February 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Yes! So true. It’s just the best because it’s energizing… and relaxing! 🙂

      February 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Anna @ THE POSH BODY

    When I do yoga in the morning I feel better all day. Being motivated to leave my bed to do it… that’s another story lol!

    February 8, 2016 at 4:27 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Hehe! I hear ya there! “Namaste in bed” is my fave saying! 🙂

      February 8, 2016 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Rhea

    How do you practice your yoga? For example, do you watch a video or read a book about poses? I have always wanted to do it but I’m unsure about how to go about doing it.

    February 11, 2016 at 11:26 am
    • Reply Cailee

      I used to take yoga classes! I would recommend that for starters, then once you learn the poses you can practice it on your own!
      xoxo Cailee!

      February 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm

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