January 08, 2019

Yoga – a boon for regular practitioners

Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘to integrate, to unite, to yoke or to harness’ the breath, the mind, and the body. It is to bring in tandem the different senses of the human body and make it work alongside each other – it could be during decision making, rejuvenation, sensitizing emotions and feelings, concentrating, etc. The mind and the body will work together when you start practicing yoga, after all, it is what yoga is highly regarded for.

Yoga is a form of exercises like any other sports and physical activities. It up to the practitioners to describe the purpose of choosing yoga over other exercises. Any form of exercise has its own advantages and disadvantages when practiced incorrectly or overdoses at the wrong time. It is highly recommended to start yoga after consulting with an expert so as to not backfire the present wellbeing.

Whilst there is a laundry list of benefits of yoga, the most important reads the below with most of the asanas like Vajra asana, Dhanur asana, Sarvangasana, Gomukh Asana,  Padmaasana, Downward dog, Child pose, Headstands, Yogic planks, and a few more being common.

+   Improves your wellness

A daily dose of yoga in your mundane will help you stay rejuvenated and fresh throughout the day thus leading to increased blood flow to the brain, alleviating fluctuations in the mind, harmonizing the situations, keeping the mind and body at ease, making informed decisions and boosting creativity.

+ Source of good health

Yoga is known to alleviate a lot of common problems like diabetes, maintain obesity, reduce overweight, eyesight problems, cardiovascular diseases, aid injuries, drains lymph and boosts immunity, balance hormone levels and lowers blood pressure, regulates adrenal glands, equilibrize nervous system, improves digestive problems, etc.

Each of yogic poses is an aid to maintain the wellness of the human condition and it has to be practiced regularly keeping in mind the goal you are trying to achieve. It is a heavy bundle of wellbeing.

+ Healthy Lifestyle

Practicing yoga daily will keep you happy from inside thus stopping any external negativity or worse conditions affect you. This is, after all, a sport well known to adjunct any mental condition with balance and equilibrium. You will notice for yourselves – an increased level of confidence, focus, peace of mind. You will understand what true happiness and sacrifice are.

+ Regulated eating habits

Eating is a form of happiness for most of the people, including me, and good food always boosts one mentally. But not all foods that give us happiness when consumed are good foods. Though it serves as a relief then, eventually it will start taking a toll on the human body and this is where yoga will be of aid.

It gives you the power to control your temptation and analyze for yourselves the good and the bad. With informed decision-making abilities, you will curb the need for temporary happiness over well-being thus not paving the way to overweight problems.

+ Benefits your relationships

Love may not conquer all, but it will certainly assist in healing. Developing an emotional support amongst family, friends, and the community has been proven repeatedly to improve health and healing. Continual yoga practice helps cultivate compassion, healthy self-complacency, friendliness, and greater equanimity and boosts your relationships.

It is necessary to be aware of certain disadvantages when asanas are practiced incorrectly.

+ Ankle strain

Yoga poses like Malasana, Ardha Chandrasana, and Supta Virasana induce pressure on your ankles and heels if done in an incorrect manner.

+ Slip Disc and Backaches

Yoga poses like Marjaryasana, Bitilasana, Bharadvajasana, and a few others help you ease your back pain and other back problems but if practiced without an expert direction, in the beginning, these yoga methods can backfire by causing a serious backache issue which is not what you sought after.

+ Muscle Pulls

You can tug your muscle in most of the yoga poses initially and this is also because of your inflexibility, nevertheless this can be treated with practice over days.

Asanas like Eka Pada, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Utthita Trikonasana, Dolphin Pose, Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Dhanurasana, Salabhasana, Rajakapotasana II, Anjaneyasana, Kapotasana, and Sphinx Pose will be of great aid in inducing flexibility to your body and getting you used to twists and bends. Again, it demands high care and cautiousness because you don’t want to damage your muscles.

+ Stiff neck, pain, and sprain in the neck

The common problems for people of all ages can be alleviated with Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Kapotasana, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II and Matsyasana. These asanas involve a huge connection with neck and it requires you to bend and twist your neck. When the bend or twist is erred, you will experience a stiff neck and sprain.

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