Increased Energy Like any exercise regimen, working out vastly enhances your energy levels. Specific to yoga, the increase in oxygen taken in through the lungs during a physical yoga practice and pranayama will greatly improve energy levels. Stress reduction and enhanced muscular fitness will also free up energy blockages and give you more enthusiasm for life and living. For the highest possible energy levels, combine your yoga exercise plan with a clean, healthy diet and a bi-monthly yogic detox.
There are so many health benefits that one can get from yoga. Janelle, who has been a yoga instructor for years, tells me, “Other than the obvious increase in strength and flexibility, yoga has given me mental clarity, a sense of calm, and openness to life.” The poses that you do in yoga are specifically designed to build muscles and increase flexibility. Doing yoga can help improve one’s posture, help with balance, and help reduce chronic pain, such as back pain and arthritis. Yoga is also greatly beneficial mentally because doing yoga regularly can help relax you and give you a sense of peace and calm. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting in a dark room while peaceful music is playing and doing yoga.
“Obesity is not a problem that can be resolved overnight or even in a few weeks. However, a daily commitment to practicing simple yoga poses offers an ideal way for safe and long-term weight-loss success. Yoga for kids is one way we can fight childhood obesity at a national level and ensure the future health of our youth.” (page 4). There and strengths and weaknesses to this article. Yoga can help prevent obesity if done daily.
I re-read the plan over and over (while breathing) to help me imagine myself in all those poses – to perform better. Personal relaxation and imagery were the keys to the success of my performance. My set goal was to complete the yoga without falling over because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to perform all the poses perfectly as it can do only professionals. I wasn’t negatively stressed before or while doing the routine. It was more of a positive feeling of doing something new and exciting.
Meditation, being part of yoga, which is the seventh limb of Ashtanga Yoga” Yoga affects the academics by keeping the positive thoughts running and having more energy for the next day to come. Not only does doing yoga keep the mind focused or keep the positive thoughts rolling it but it helps relieve the stress a person might be dealing with. It can help you relax and manage stress and anxiety. “Concentration is a leading contributor to success in school because our ability to concentrate is akin to the ability to make the most of our education.” Yoga may help you achieve peacefulness of body and mind. Things such as exercise, yoga or mediation have been proven to help reduce anxiety and stress levels and even keep a person healthier and more focused on their life.
I know, I know, all you really need in yoga is you and your brain. But props can really be a mayor bonus for your practice. Even the wall, floor or chairs count as pose-boosters. Just so we’re clear: props are NOT cheating, props makes you a better yogi and a better person. All this props helps the student to save energy by using minor effort on a posture.
From advanced fast pace yoga that involves lounges and push-ups to slow pace yoga. Breathing techniques are learned and also taught how to connect with muscles around the pelvic area and also how to relax them when going into labor. Yoga also helps the body after pregnancy to bounce back quickly afterward giving birth. Which is a great advantage for women who want to get back their bodies before pregnancy.
Doing a few simple exercises each day will not only keep you fit but will also tone your body. Exercising for at least 30 minutes a day will improve your overall health. Not only does exercise help your body, it helps cleanse your mind. The good news is that you do not have to spend money to join a gym. You can achieve the benefits of exercise in the comfort of your own home.
Yoga allows me to balance myself and feed of my energy. Yoga is not only a physical activity it greatly deals with ones mental state as well. Meditation and yoga are great ways to center myself and slow down in life. It allows me to relax and focus on the now. Also the book talks about simply relaxation can help cope with stress.
The breathing, meditation and stretching provide for healthy improvement in one’s lifestyle. I know that meditation is beneficial to get centered and be best prepared for each day and I also believe that physical exercise is important as well. Yoga seems to provide both of these at once. No matter what type of Yoga you practice, each is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle.