Do you wish to add some more hours to your day? Do you wish to stay in shape? Do you dream to have a skin that glows, eyes that shine and have an unwavering smile?
“Yes! Yes! Yes! It’s a yes to all this and more!”
Ah! More! The word ‘more’ shows your enthusiasm in life and a silent wish to find time for your own self. Yes, time for the individual in you so that you can find yourself without neglecting your life. In your life, you are the master juggler who juggles various roles with ease. However, this ease often can be taxing on the body and cause back pain, tire the mind and body and even lead to stress.
Yoga is nature’s gift to energize the body and mind. The next time you are around an infant, carefully observe him/her and you will realize that they are perfect yogis, who do various asanas with ease. As we grow up, we tend to lose touch with this ancient technique and have to reconnect with it to live a healthier life.
Create a powerful thought
Close your eyes to create a powerful thought of a healthy body and mind and it shall manifest in your life. Remember, only a healthy body can harbour a healthy and happy mind. You are what your thoughts make you.
Find a yoga trainer
Yes! Yoga is all about breathing techniques and asanas. But the right way is to spare a few days and invest an hour daily to learn. A professional knows best the answers to all your doubts about breathing, the right posture and the benefits each posture has in store for you.
A yoga class brings you in touch with participants and it is always fun to learn as a group. You can encourage others as well as get motivation while practicing yoga in a group.
Buy a yoga mat
Buy a mat that gives you comfort and helps you to do all postures with ease. A good yoga mat gives the right kind of cushion and comfort, which is of utmost importance.
Create a yoga time
A convenient yoga time is important when you are free and not bothered or disturbed. Morning hours are the best as nature rises to meet you to caress your tired nerves and rejuvenate your cells. Morning yoga adds to your energy levels and keeps you in great spirits throughout the day. However, if mornings do not suit you then do not forget that yoga is the smart choice. Yoga in office or in evenings will also give you the same health benefits as practicing it in the morning.
Create a yoga space
Create a yoga space for yourselves – whether in the balcony, terrace or an open field over the weekend. A personal space created for a specific purpose keeps reminding you to follow your regime and beckons when you are ready with an excuse to postpone or quit for the day.
Yoga is a science best taught by trained experts. Do not become victim to sensational marketing gimmicks and ensure that you sign up with an authentic and experienced trainer.
Stretching too far
Don’t stretch yourself beyond your limits to be a quick learner. Listen to your body – go slow and report discomfiture to your trainer. Also, be frank to report any health issues or physical symptoms to your trainer to avoid any further discomfort.
Eating just before yoga
Eating heavy meals just before your personal yoga session is not advisable at all. A two to three hour gap is necessary before you begin to do breathing techniques as well as asanas.
Repeating yoga rigs
Yoga may be slow and steady as compared to a fast-paced gym regime, but one does sweat. It is advised to not use soiled clothes as they may cause fungal infections.
For a beginner, it is best to learn yoga in a class rather than through video tutorials. When you learn yoga in a class under an expert’s guidance, it helps you to ask and find more about the techniques and gain in-depth knowledge regarding health of body, mind and spirit.
Yoga can definitely help you become a happier individual and improve your professional life. It is a win-win situation wherein you feel great, and therefore look great too.
Yoga practice helps develop the body and mind bringing a lot of health benefits yet is not a substitute for medicine. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures under the supervision of a trained Art of Living Yoga teacher. In case of any medical condition, practice yoga postures after consulting a doctor and a Art of Living Yoga teacher. Find a Art of Living Yoga program at an Art of Living Center near you. Do you need information on programs or share feedback? Write to us [email protected]