Try Yoga For All-Day Energy!
Different yoga poses and practices can help you improve bodily strength, flexibility, stamina, and mental well-being
Yoga has been embraced enthusiastically the world over and India should take pride in passing on this ancient practice to the rest of the world. ‘A sound mind dwells in a sound body’ but it is not easy to maintain a sound body, without making an effort mindfully to avoid the force of fatigue that we all come across in our daily life.
Fatigue is a slow killer and recognising fatigue is not as easy as it seems as this is a sophisticated term used by medical professionals meaning a state, wherein there is a lack of energy and a sense of tiredness. And this lethargic feeling has the capacity to turn your day upside down! However, if practiced regularly, different yoga poses and practices can help improve your bodily strength, flexibility, stamina, and mental well-being.
Yoga For Overall Well-Being
When we encounter fear or stress, our adrenal gland releases a hormone called cortisol, as a part of the fight or flight mechanism. Elevated cortisol level affects our immune system and a poor immune system tampers physical and mental health. Yoga is a holistic approach in maintaining well-being, as it nourishes our mind, body, and soul.
It is thus, a lifestyle tool that helps in maintaining a sound body for day to day life, as stretching tight muscles and feeling the whole body loosen up is extremely relaxing! So, whether you sneak in a few minutes at the office or head to a yoga class after work, yoga makes you stop what you are doing, clears your head and helps you take care of your body.
Yoga Reduces Stress
The simple asanas like Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana), Locust Pose (Salabhasana), Tree Pose (Vrksasana) Plow Pose (Halasana) and Corpse Pose (Savasana) can make significant changes to the cortisol levels in your body. Practicing these asanas regularly with mindfulness brings down stress levels and makes you feel relaxed and energized. Also, the supply of oxygen to different areas of the body system becomes more effective when these asanas are integrated with proper breathing techniques.
The shallow breathing calms your nervous system and allows you to think clearly and act thoughtfully, rather than reacting impulsively to any stressful situations. By gaining mastery over your breathing, your cardiovascular health can be improved along with respiratory muscle function, mental control, physical strength, and emotional stability as your ability to regenerate the body tissues at a cellular level increases.
Yoga And A Calm Mind
Life should be an enjoyable journey and you should look forward to each day as a gift! In doing so, you have to maintain your body like a temple with cleanliness. This cleaning process should aim to clean all your body systems. And yogic asanas with proper breathing techniques allows you to maintain the same.
There is a myth that yoga is another kind of exercise regime that keeps you fit. It definitely does keep you fit, providing flexibility and fitness to your body, but at the same time, it can also keep your ever racing mind calm. As you completely concentrate on your breath, whilst doing the yogic asanas, your mind gets the free time to be away from the daily hustle and bustle. This mindfulness allows you to restore the energy to use it purposefully in a meaningful way.
Physical And Mental Wellness
An energizing morning yoga practice can work as a natural stimulant to set you up for a positive day. The yoga poses can make you flexible and the breathing practices can energise, stimulate and clear your mind. This physical and mental wellness keeps you rejuvenated for the whole day. So, practicing yoga early in the morning is an excellent way to refresh your mind and spirit and get ready to take on the challenges of the day. Additionally, it awakens you and makes you ready to embrace the vibrancy of the day.
Practising yoga in the morning also helps your remain calm and does not let small matters like traffic jams, household chores or busy work schedules bother you. Moreover, as your joints and muscles may be stiff in the morning, yoga stretches can help make them flexible and therefore help you in moving around throughout the day, without any difficulty!
So, take a few minutes to an hour each day to stretch to witness the positive effects on your body and mind. You may not notice the difference overnight, but with regular yoga practice, you will definitely feel that you are more energetic than usual!