Make some time for twisting and turning your body! No, we are not going to dance. We are going to do Yoga!
Yoga is 5000 years old Indian health treasure!
The term Yoga has been derived from the word “yuj”. Yuj is a Sanskrit word which means individual consciousness.
Nowadays, significance of yoga is widely increased. Most of the people have started doing Yoga. You can see plenty of Yoga centres and even groups of people, who sit together and perform Yoga
Yoga is not just about stretching, breathing and bending the body into different postures, but sustaining a healthy mind, body and soul.
Secret of healthy mind, body and soul lies in the science of Yoga. It includes a number of asanas and pranayam, which increase the body’s flexibility. And, there are also some meditating postures which are good for mind and soul.
Surya pranayam is a popular yoga process, which is widely practised!
It calms your mind and makes you happy. When a person is happy, the happiness is resembled on his face. This is good for healthy and glowing skin!
Yoga is also meant for cleansing of mind and soul. The more you do yoga, the more you will stay happy.
These are some of the benefits of Yoga. It has multiple benefits.
You do not need a specific place to do yoga. Do it at home, in the garden or any yoga studio. You also can just do it anywhere, and that is the best part.
Well, anywhere doesn’t mean that you need to choose the exotic location. A simple, serene environment is much better than anything!
Not only yoga fills you with positive energy, but also fills the environment with positive energy that gives you internal peace.
All you need to do yoga is to learn a few techniques. When you are fully aware of the technique, you will be able to do it on your own. Choose a suitable time and start soon. Do it among your family members, so that they also will be inspired to join you!
Keep in Mind some Tips to do Yoga
If you are going to do Yoga, or are thinking of doing so, then keep these things in mind.
Choose the correct time:
Morning time is always considered the best to do Yoga, as it fills you with the positive energy, and you are fully charged for your whole day, both physically and mentally.
But, if you do not have time to do Yoga in the morning, then do not worry! You can choose any time according to your own convenience. You can practice yoga at late morning (before breakfast), noon (before lunch) or evening (before meal). If you do Yoga at some unusual time, it may have another benefit of reducing stress from day to day activities.
It’s time to choose a place
It is good to choose a proper place for your yoga. You cannot do Yoga at a marketplace or a house full of kids. You need some space in isolation, which will make your body exercise at peace.
If you do not have a proper place, then choose a slot at your home. The space should be enough for stretching, rolling and bending of body. Make sure that there is no one to disturb you at that place. Also, make sure that the place is clean and there is no sharp object that may harm you while practising.
It is good to do yoga before meal
Always practice yoga before meal or with a light stomach. It will be better to practice yoga 2-3 hours before the meal. Empty stomach is good for practising yoga, as you can bend your body easily. You need not force yourself for any posture. Body’s flexibility is more before meal and no pressure is needed to bend the body.
Keep clothes loose and simple
Put on clothes which are comfortable and loose, so that they will not hinder you while yoga session. Avoid tight and skinny clothes, as they will not let you do stretching and other bending postures easily.
Avoid heavy jewellery and makeup during Yoga.
Warm up is a must
There are some intense yoga postures, which shall stretch your muscles to a large extent. So, it is necessary to warm up before the yoga, so that the body attains much flexibility needed for the intense postures.
Do not Force yourself
Keep a smile on your face while you do yoga. This doesn’t mean that you need to giggle and keep on laughing. Be peaceful and as calm as a sea.
Do not force yourself to do Yoga. Let it all come naturally into you. Be gentle towards your body. If you are not able to do any posture, then leave it. Practising daily will make you do it better day by day. The flexibility of your body shall increase, and you may be able to increase the range of your postures.
Make it a habit
Practising yoga only once in a blue moon won’t fetch you results. You need to make it a daily practice for having visible results.
If you are practising yoga for just 20 minutes a day, then it is more than enough. As I said before, you can arrange your own yoga timings in your own way. Go with your own ease, and just spare 20 minutes a day for Yoga.
Do not think it as a vigorous exercise. Do it with joy, and have fun while you do it. You will find yourself all surrounded by the positive energy.
Go for different Yoga postures
Yoga is a vast science, and includes a number of postures, asanas and pranayam. Each have a different benefit upon our body. Try to add different postures in your daily practice, so that you target different groups of muscles regularly and receive equal benefits for the whole body.
Do Not Forget To Rest
There are several yoga postures which aid in resting. If you get exhausted or feel tired, then you can do these yogic asanas and pranayam which will help you to rest in equal time intervals.
Yoga postures for the beginners
- Stand straight on your left feet.
- Place the right sole inside the right thigh.
- Join both the palms together in a praying position. Bring them towards the chest.
- Take breath and stretch your arms overhead.
- Stand in this position for 20-30 seconds.
- Repeat 3-4 times.
- Stand with legs at distance of few metres. Twist your right foot towards the 90 degree and left one slightly.
- Stretch both the arms away from the shoulder.
- Bring your right knee at 90 degree. Put pressure on right knee, and focus on your right palm for about 15 seconds.
- Do the same with the other hand. Repeat 2-3 times.
- Stand with the leg of distance 3 feet apart.
- Turn both the feet at 90 degree.
- Now, try to touch the right foot fingers with the right hand and at the same time, extend left arm towards the ceiling. Gaze on the left palm for about a minute.
- Do the same with the other hand.
- Lie on the yoga mat and bend your knees at 90 degree.
- Now, press your foot on the floor and uplift your hips.
- Uplift the hips, thighs should come parallel to the floor.
- Chin face towards the chest.
- Both the arms are at sides.
- Stay in position on inhalation 2-3 times.
- Lie on the floor facing downward.
- Extend your legs on the floor.
- Tighten your lower body.
- Push the floor with palms and uplift your chest towards the front wall.
- Stay in position for a minute and come back to the initial position.
- Repeat the cycle a few more times.
- Sit with bending knees on the bed.
- Place your torso on the bed while touching the knees.
- Touch forehead to the bed.
- Try to touch the chest with the knees as possible, but don’t force yourself
- Bring arms to the front of you.
This is how you can do yoga! That too, at your own surroundings, at your own timings and without a teacher.
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