Yoga for Truckers: 60 Benefits.
Yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years, but yoga has transformed into many things over the last decade.
So what is yoga?
Yoga to some is exercise and stretching.
Yoga to others is quiet time, and relaxation.
And to others yoga looks like a contortion practice that they will never be able to achieve.
To me, yoga is a lifestyle. An opportunity to get quite, move your body, and listen something I believe many of us are lacking and craving in this overstimulated world.
For the average trucker, who couldn’t use a little time to stretch, relax and decompress?
Let’s not over think the opportunity yoga has to offer you. While out on the road, movement can be limited and stress can be high. So yoga could be a natural solution to both. Time to decompress and breath all the while stretching and meeting some of the daily movement requirements the body requires.
Mother Trucker Yoga isn’t fancy yoga. And it’s no where complicated. Mother Trucker Yoga is simple easy moves that directly target a truckers biggest concerns while sneaking in some much needed stress relief, breathing and enhanced sleeping opportunities.
Because honestly, who out there doesn’t want to feel at least a little better than they currently do. What if 3-5 minutes could make all the difference. And when you do it regularly imagine how you could feel then?
60 Benefits of Yoga for Truckers:
- Yoga improves flexibility
- Yoga strengthens muscles, conditioning us from arthritis and back pain
- Yoga realigns the spine & help to distribute weight evenly
- Yoga moves all 300 joints
- Yoga helps to keep your spinal disks supple giving them the nutrients they need.
- Yoga offers natural weight-bearing exercise, increasing bone density
- Yoga gets your blood flowing, getting more oxygen to your cells and helps boost hemoglobin & red blood cells.
- Yoga increases the drainage of lymph, helping to destroy & fight cancerous cells
- Yoga gets your heart rate up lowering the risk of heart disease
- Yoga gets you breathing
- Yoga lowers blood pressure
- Yoga lowers cortisol levels, helping with long term memory, also fighting depression
- Yoga helps to burn calories
- Yoga gets you to become more conscious of your being: eating, social, presence
- Yoga lowers blood sugar & LDL & boosts HDL (“good” cholesterol)
- Yoga improves coordination, reaction time, memory and even IQ
- Yoga helps you to relax, shifting from the sympathetic to the parasympathetic nervous system
- Yoga increases body awareness
- Yoga reduces chronic tension, muscle fatigue, soreness in the wrists, arms, shoulders, neck & face.
- Yoga becomes a way to cope with the business of life
- Yoga improve immune function
- Yoga helps to expand lung function and breathing capacity above the normal 18%
- Yoga & and meditation help to build awareness
- Yoga helps to reduce anger and replaces it with compassion
- Yoga helps to change self-image
- Yoga helps you stand and sit a bit taller
- Yoga can assist you in breaking free from dependencies in life and addictions
- Yoga releases emotional tensions
- Yoga helps one break away from the ego
- Yoga naturally lubricates joint
- Yoga increases the recovery rate of the body
- Yoga reduces the effects of aging
- Yoga increases coordination
- Yoga is an effective ways to cope with stress
- Yoga improves endurance
- Yoga teaches you nothing is impossible and everything is attainable at some level
- Yoga helps to warm the extremities
- Yoga increases heat that can then kill bacteria in the body
- Yoga normalizes and stimulates endocrine glands (thyroid) activity by compression & decompression of the neck)
- Yoga increases the serotonin to the brain lifting your mood
- Yoga teaches you how to build and attain goals
- Yoga invites what is unconscious to the surface so it can be integrated into conscious awareness
- Yoga helps create self-love
- Yoga horks on all 700 muscles: strengthening, stretching, toning
- Yoga helps regulates hormonal activity
- Yoga assists your meditation practice
- Yoga can teach us how to act without judgment & help us to truly flourish in life
- Yoga helps reduces the risks of heart disease
- Yoga stimulates the organs of elimination, promoting regular bowel movements
- Nervous system is toned an the lumbar nerve plexus is stimulated, promoting overall vitality of the kidneys and reproductive organs
- Yoga can be a natural way to reduce and eliminate bloating, abdominal discomfort and fatigue
- Yoga releases shoulder tension
- Yoga teaches body awareness
- Yoga promotes self-discipline, only you know if you are challenging yourself or not
- Yoga refreshes blood flow to the brain refreshing our thinking process and mental attitudes
- Yoga helps to regulate menstruation, reducing pain, discomfort & mood fluctuation
- Yoga helps assist women through the transition into menopause naturally and easily
- Yoga teaches contentment
- Yoga can be practiced anywhere
- Finally, yoga is about you a practice ultimately created by you, for you and to benefit you-a lifestyle approach
Don’t be shy about considering adding a little yoga into your life. Because Mother Trucker Yoga wants you to keep on trucking. And one of the best ways you can keep on trucking, is with a little (Mother Trucker) yoga in your life!