With the New Year comes new resolutions—and millions are flocking to yoga studios to start a fitness regimen.
“Yoga is a wonderful thing because you can start exactly where you are,” says Dr. Veronica. “It’s good for all levels, all bodies, all ages.”
Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning union or joining. In reality it’s a very general term that encompasses many different disciplines, from the purely physical to the purely spiritual—and everything in between. But yoga needn’t be confusing or complicated—in fact, its very essence is simplicity.
You can practice yoga at any time of day, but make sure it’s at least 2 hours since your last meal. Yoga unites the body, mind and spirit through the use of asanas (the yoga postures), breathing and meditation.
To get started, you need to have the urge, and take confidence in yourself. After running her first marathon two years ago, Dr. Veronica found her body out of sorts. “It only took one class of yoga for me feel whole and connected again.”