Yoga is practised for many reasons, one of which being the benefits to your overall mental health.
Many people who suffer from Anxiety and Depression find that by practising yoga regularly, they gain more control over their minds and they’re overall mental wellness. I can vouch for this and would highly recommend the practice for anyone who may be going through a dark period in their life.
Even if your mental health is ok at the moment,
It’s still a good idea to practice yoga, as it will help you to deal with the frustrating and difficult events that we are faced with regularly.
What Is Yoga Really?
Yoga is more than just a serious of uncomfortable positions.
Think of yoga:
You have your mind, your body, and your spirit, and yoga will work all these parts of you.
In many physical activities we can find these moments where we lose ourselves in the flow state.
It’s that place where you’re not thinking, or hearing the dialogue of your ego chatting away endlessly in your brain, but you’re genuinely focused on what’s happening.
The journey of yoga has a lot to do with discovering that state not only during your yoga practise but also in life.
You will train your mind just as much as your body – and your spirit goes along for the ride.
The benefits of yoga are not just physical, but also mental because it helps your well-being, ability to focus, and stress levels – as long as you don’t get stressed out about headstand because that is not the point!
How Yoga Practice Reduces weight loss
Yoga, the wonder tool for enhancing one’s mental and physical health, is an ideal aid for weight loss. It acts like an aerobic exercise when done at moderate speed, helping one to get in shape.
Moreover, it holds an advantage over other workouts – it diminishes stress – one of the main factors that lead to weight gain. It leaves you feeling relaxed, fresh and focussed. The reason behind it is that yoga brings your mind, body, and breath in harmony, thereby eliminating the stress.
Following are some yoga postures for weight loss:
1. SUN SALUTATION
The king of asanas, Surya Namaskar works on the whole body making it the ideal posture of yoga to lose weight. It tones the neck, shoulders, spine, arms, hands, wrists, leg, and back muscles. The key lies in the manner in which it is done. For best results, do it while keeping your navel tucked in.
2. WARRIOR POSE
It tones legs, arms, and lower back. It also builds stamina which further aids in doing a strenuous yoga workout to lose weight. While maintaining the posture, it is recommended to breathe in the ujjayi breath as it gives strength to maintain the posture.
It induces a stretch in the abdominal region, which helps loosen the fat in the region. It also tones arms and legs.
The sideways bending posture helps in burning fat around the waistline.
This posture increases the metabolic rate, which helps in losing weight. In addition, it tones thighs, legs, and knees. Higher the metabolic rate, more the amount of fat gets burned
A GUIDE TO BEGINNERS:
Yoga. We’re thinking maybe you’ve heard of it? If you’ve never tried it, however, you may have only the vaguest idea what “doing” yoga actually entails. With that uncertainty comes fear, which can easily lead to yoga lingering down near the bottom of your to-do list. To push yoga up the list, you need information. You need to know things. Things like: what really happens in a yoga class, where does all this yoga stuff come from, and how come everyone’s so into it.
Yoga Tips for Beginners
- Yoga Beginners
- A New Dimension to Life by yoga
- Take the Experts Help to Learn Yoga
- Dress Comfortably!
- Be a Regular Yogi
- Stay Light!
- Warm-up before Hitting the Yoga Mat
- Smile To Take You through the Miles
- Challenge Your Limits – One Step at a Time
- Every Yoga Asana Is Unique, Just Like You
- Relax to Recharge!
9 Ways in Which Yoga Changed My Life.
I started practising yoga because I wanted to look good and feel good…
Yoga brought into my life not just all of the things I initially believed I wanted, but much more. It made me more flexible in body, yes, but it also pointed out other areas of life in which I could bend or stretch more.
Here are some examples of where the practice had a life-changing effect for me.
1. Lifting me from depression
2. Changing the body
3. Learning to stop reacting
4. Finding true relationships
5. Becoming more efficient
6. Changing the spirit.
7. Changing the mind
9. Going down the rabbit hole
The purpose of Yoga is to create harmony in the physical, vital, mental, psychological and spiritual aspects of the human being.
Convert life into Yoga, meditation
so that you may ensure success in all the fields of activity. By regular practice, by using your presence of mind, skill and wisdom, you can become Yogins and enjoy happiness and peace, whatever be the circumstances and conditions in which you are placed.