How Yoga Can Boost Your Self-esteem

How Yoga Can Boost Your Self-esteem

Have you found yourself falling off your commitment to stay fit and eat healthier? You want to feel better, look better, and take better care of yourself, but can't follow through with your plans to reach your goals.  

The problem could lie within your self-esteem.

Even if you set elaborate goals but can't see yourself achieving them in your future, you're setting yourself up for failure. You'll always chase the desired results but never arrive.

Flip the script

Studies show that low self-esteem can lead to depression. We usually take better care of ourselves when we interact with other people, particularly those with similar goals.

Try this exercise- write down what it will feel and look like when you've achieved your goals. Describe this scenario in the present tense as if it's already happened.

Which comes first?

Do you start feeling better about yourself before taking better care of yourself or vice versa?

If you wait until you feel right, you might wait until the end of your life. You'll have to take a step before you feel worthy of doing it. 

One way of pumping up your esteem is to sign up for a yoga class. Apart from the flexibility benefits, you'll get, doing yoga twice a week for 8 to 10 weeks, it can boost your self-esteem. The results are also long-lasting, up to three to six months after the yoga class ends. 

And when you feel better, there's a high chance that you'll continue practicing yoga. 

Why yoga?

First, Hatha yoga eliminates your ability to hold negative thoughts. When you're occupied in balance poses and flowing movement, your mind is in the moment. You're unlikely to think about your worries because you're focused on breathing and moving together in a pattern. In the long run, you get used to this patterned thinking and carry it into your daily activities.

Second, learning something new boosts your self-confidence. Even something as simple as learning the proper placement of your feet in the alignment of a pose helps you grow. The more you learn, the more confident you are at assisting others in gaining the same skill. 

Also, with time and practice, you'll manage to do poses that you couldn't at the beginning. You gain self-esteem by learning that when starting something, it's okay not to have all the skills or answers. This acceptance helps you learn to trust the journey. 

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Beyond yoga

When you feel good about your physical appearance and see the tangible benefits of yoga, it spills over to other areas of your life. You will begin to eat healthier because you want to sustain better energy. You'll be more present in the moment and consciously take better care of your mental health. 

If you're ready for a self-esteem flip, join a yoga class and start your positivity plan today. Whatever your goal- corner office, more energy, or optimal weight, it starts with believing in yourself. You've got this.

 

With love,

​The Sole Toscana Beauty Team