The dictionary meaning of Yoga, says it’s ‘a set of physical and mental exercises that controls the mind and body. It is a combination of breathing techniques, exercise and meditation. The ancient practice from India has crossed the shores and the world today, is in the awe of it. We are often oblivious to the fact how good our body can feel; how wonderfully our mind can lure our body and rule it too! Regular yoga practice ensures that we learn to observe ourselves objectively like an outsider does.
We are the creators of our thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions and behaviour. It goes without saying that we have the sole control over ourselves. It is important to include Yoga in the routine for the self-esteem, peace, confidence, stress, body flexibility, it renews the self with mind, body and spirit in total synchorinisation.
Starting with this issue, we will see the transformation that yoga can bring in you.
The forehead shining breathing technique doubles up as a warm up. Sit comfortably. Inhale well and exhale deeply, both through the nose alone. It flushes away the toxins of mind and body and this pranayama is supposed to bring innumerable benefits for your heart, lungs, stomach and brain.
Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation is a sequence of 12 powerful yoga poses. Besides being a great cardiovascular workout, Surya Namaskar is also known to have an immensely positive impact on the body and mind. Each round of Sun Salutation consists of two sets, and each set is composed of 12 yoga poses. You might find several versions on how to practice Sun Salutation. However, it is advisable to stick to one version and practice it regularly for best results.
Besides good health, Surya Namaskar also provides an opportunity to express gratitude to the sun for sustaining life on this planet.
Matsyasana or Fish Pose is an asana. This asana aims at being focused and resilient when you feel out of balance, just as the Matsya struck that balance between the earth and the sea.
It is essential to make sure that your bowels and stomach are empty before you perform this asana. This pose works best in the morning.
This magical backbend takes care of your digestive system, menstrual uneasiness and lower back. Do up to 3 rounds of 30 seconds.
This asana invigorates all the internal organs and improves blood circulation in the entire body. Do up to 3 rounds of 30 seconds each.
End your yoga practice by this relaxing, calming and meditative pose.
Please refer to your physician before you start any yoga practice.