Planning on a lifestyle switch? Yoga could be the healthiest option. Having being originated from the ancient Hindus, Yoga has been one of the most successful workout regimes ever since. The ultimate goal of Yoga is to help one reach enlightenment. Although it has been around us for so many years, only recently that it became a trend within western communities.
Toxic Medications, Unhealthy lifestyle and various stress components affect humans to be vulnerable to physical illnesses and mental depressions throughout our lives. This is why Yoga came into good use.
What is Yoga?
Yoga is an ancient Indian health discipline meaning ‘to control’ or ‘to unite’. It helps you lose weight, gain flexibility, balance your body and increase your stamina. It also helps to reduce stress (which is inevitable in the present day), improves self-confidence and gets you into better sleeping patterns. As it’s a type of Meditation technique, not only it gives you peace of mind, but according to Buddhism, also purifies the body and soul.
There are different kinds of Yoga positions, each meant for a different purpose. Few of them are Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini and Jivamukti. However, the basic positions are meant for everybody.
Benefits of Yoga
Simply putting it, the benefits are uncountable. Yogic exercise is believed to connect and recharge one’s soul with the cosmic energy of the Universe. Few of the intriguing benefits are listed below.
- Attaining Peace of mind
- Increases body Immunity and self-healing powers
- Removes negativity and toxins of the body
- Helps to focus
- Strengthens the nervous system
Just so you know, these are just a few of the benefits of Yoga. It’s a lifestyle and is pretty simple.
Creating the Atmosphere
Once you are convinced, you can start practising right away. Firstly you need to create the atmosphere. Unlike regular workout types, Yoga needs the proper atmosphere to concentrate. The place matters a lot. You need to figure out whether you are joining a public class or just want to do it at home itself. If you’re cut off on the budgets, it’s totally reasonable. So find a peaceful place with enough space to breathe out, and begin.
Let’s say you chose Home, then you need to purchase a few items which you’d need. You can also borrow them from a friend, but who would want to lend their personal mats, so better you buy them for yourself. You’ll need to buy some Yoga pants, some towels, a mat and some yoga props as well which you’ll need later.
If you joined a class, the pre-start is pretty smooth. The instructor would help you with the routine. Beginning with the warm-up stretching session, getting the body relaxed and takes you through the process one at a time.
Starting up at home is quite a task if you are the procrastinating type of a person. But get yourself together and off the ground. Once you get into the routine, it’ll be easy. Yoga tutorials are all over Youtube and other sites for absolutely free. For advance lessons, you can even purchase online and learn the techniques yourself.
Visible Changes with Yoga
The changes Yoga do to your body is not instant. It begins with healing your soul by removing the physical and mental toxins from your body. This results in optimistic attitudes towards life’s events, healthy decisions and emotional maturity. With time, you’d discover your real potential in life and would thrive to excel in all perspectives.
No more waiting. If you feel your mind is deteriorating or you’ve lost the passion of life or even if you fall ill often, consider Yoga. Help yourself regain and restore. Yoga is not only about gaining confidence, it’s about finding the real you!
Afrah is a contributor at Nerdynaut Staff