Yoga and You: The Inseparable Bond!
Yoga is not about touching your toes, It is what you learn on the way down.- Jigar Gor
Yoga is over 5000 years old practice originated in India and now have existence worldwide but not everyone is influenced by it. Some people practice it regularly while other think it’s not my cup of tea. Well, we may have a different opinion about Yoga but once you know it well you can not ignore this amazing way of living which can change your life. It is not just a set of difficult poses but It is a practice that connects the body, mind, and spirit through different body postures, meditation, and controlled breathing.
Let’s see how Yoga can impact your life…
Basically everything we do have an impact on our body or mind. Yoga is something which impacts both body and mind. It will nurture your body and touch your soul.
Yoga for Body-
Most of the people practice yoga to shape their body. Yoga can not only help you shape your body but also keep you away from many diseases and boost your immunity.
Impact on Digestive system-
You may have a strong digestive system but this is the system which requires the most attention. From high fiber food to low-calorie diet plan people are trying everything but Yoga can help you with that in a way you can’t even imagine.
There are many postures designed to keep things moving. It’s like an internal massage of the digestive tract, including the stomach area, intestines, liver, and pancreas.
The asanas that act directly on the gastrointestinal tract are:
Twisting (Parivrtta Trikonasana, Marichyasana )
Stretching (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Utkatasana)
Compressing (Paschimottanasana, Balasana, Uttanasana, Apanasana)
Healthy weight management
Either you are trying to lose or gain some pounds, Yoga can always help you.
Yoga for weight loss will help you burn fat, make your body toned and gives you flexibility.
Setu bandh (bridge pose), bhekasana (frog pose), shalabhasana (Locust pose), Vakrasana (twisting pose), etc are good for losing weight
For weight gain
While most of the world is crazy about losing weight, there are these special few who have issues with weight gain.
Bhujangasana,Vajrasana, Pavanamuktasana, Matsyasana, Sarvangasana, Shavasana can help you in gaining right body weight.
Yoga for Overall Health
If you are one of those lucky people who have nothing major problem with their body and just wants to maintain your healthy body. Yoga still can help you.
One of the popular exercises is Surya Namaskar and another famous one is Kapal Bhati. Which is considered good for everyone with a healthy body.
Yoga For Mind
Is your mind busy with ‘who said what’ or you are always wondering something? Your mind works 24*7. Give it a rest with yoga that can calm down your mind and make it happy and relaxed.
People often consider yoga as a physical exercise but it is something which can soothe your mind. So, how can you achieve peace of mind? The simple answer is JUST BREATHE!
There are 3 yoga poses that can help you to calm down and control your mind.
- Lotus Position
- Corpse Pose
- Standing forward bend
Always Learn and practice yoga with the help of instructor. Happy Living!!!