Newton’s first law of motion states that unless a body or object is acted upon by some force, a body in motion tends to remain in motion and a body at rest tends to remain at rest. This is known as the law of inertia. Practically speaking, a resting ball (or body) isn’t going anywhere unless given a nudge or a push.
What does this have to do with yoga you may ask? Well, how often has it happened to you that you have low energy levels and lack the desire to do anything, but as soon as you start taking action you immediately feel better. This could be that task that you know you need to do but have postponed for a long time or going for a mid-day walk in fresh air. You return feeling much more energised and ready for the next task. Both of these examples lifts that state of ‘inertia’ simply because of the associated action. Yoga has the same effect. An early morning yoga session gets the body moving. The oxygen that enters the lungs and oxygenates the blood spreads through the body, bringing life force or prana that makes us feel renewed and energised. Yoga increases the prana or life force in the body by removing blockages along the spinal cord which helps to smooth the energy flow. With that comes a sense of calm and a glow that prepares us for the day in a positive mental and physical state.
A long journey always begins with a first step. It is up to us to take that first step to a more energised self. I invite you to take the first step on your personal yoga journey to a more energised, healthier you!