As per Yog guru B.K.S. Iyengar said
“my body is my temple and asanas are my prayers”
This is a body practice and has various styles. It is a great method to bring healthy life and waight loss and body back into proper alignment and suits every body-type and age, varying from 5yrs to 90yrs and onwards.
In the modern world we commonly come across – Hatha Yoga (standard flow postures with a sequence), Ashtanga Yoga (series of movements with breath), Iyengar Yoga (props are used to go deeper into the practice with great attention to alignment), Vinyasa flow Yoga (rhythmic movement of various postures), Yin Yoga (holding of postures with support for a long time). All yoga go towards healthy life and waight loss .
The amazing part is that all Yoga practices have the same effect – the practice of Yoga Asana makes the spine fully functional in all 6 directions i.e., front & back, side to side and twisting in the opposite directions). This in turn creates enough fire in the stomach which gives rise to high metabolism to digest anything (psychologically and physically). Now the body becomes stronger due to better blood circulation and flow of breath, this helps in full functionality of all the vital organs of the body. All of the above leads to a happier mind and a healthy body.
With rising number of Yoga Asana practitioners,Yoga studios, fitness studios and teachers one can find a teacher or a studio in the neighborhood to start their practice for healthy life and waight loss.
Most teachers and schools teach a fusion of the Asana practice. If one has the knowledge of a particular style or teacher then it’s an added advantage.
Talk to your teacher about your intentions and reasons for choosing this practice; also discuss your body conditions – injuries, ailments and discomfort if any.
for healthy life and waight loss there are some certain rules ,which we have to follow as below.
1- Food – Eat healthy! My diet comprises of mostly veggies, fruits and greens, it makes me feel fresh and active throughout the day.
2- Drink lots of fluids! Water, juices, smoothies and green tea’s make the body lighter. I can drink smoothies and live on them forever 🙂
3- Breathe well! helps in relaxing & better metabolism.
4- Rise and sleep with the sun! This helps in restoring sleep cycle giving your physiology a chance of maximum efficiency. Sleeping for 6-8 hrs gives the body enough time to rest, repair, restore and rejuvenate fully. On this note, pillows, bed and blankets are my favorite place in the universe 🙂
5- Idolize a fitness personality! It is no hidden fact that celebrities and sports personalities work very hard to stay healthy.
All the above points to clarity and integrity towards becoming healthier, raising metabolism which in-turn restores the body eventually with time.
1- Bad eating habits! Food is very important, make it healthy and make sure you don’t starve anytime. Crash diets need to be avoided at all times – make small changes to your food consumption and observe the changes in your body.
2- Impatience! As humans we tend to look for quick results and often use unrealistic timelines to achieve goals. We need to keep in mind that when it comes to our body, there is no competition. Practice ‘ahimsa’ to the body respecting the fact that every body type has different composition and is affected in a different way.
3- Don’t give up! – It is like brushing the teeth – we cannot brush for 30 days and stop abruptly. As we brush everyday for a lifetime of glittering teeth, our body’s machinery needs daily upkeep for its lifelong efficiency. So my mantra is practice and stay discipline!
1– RAMAMANI IYENGAR MEMORIAL YOGA INSTITUTE, PUNE
Address: 1107 B/1, Hare Krishna Mandir Road, Model Colony, Shivaji Nagar, Pune. Ph: (91 20) 2565-6134.
2– HIMALAYAN IYENGAR YOGA CENTER, DHARAMKOT (HP) & ARAMBOL (GOA) Address- Madhlo Vaddo, Arambol, Goa 403524, Ph: 098166 11075, and Dharamkot, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh 176219 Ph: 098166 11075
3– K PATTABHI JOIS ASHTANGA YOGA INSTITUTE, MYSORE
Address: #235 8th Cross, 3rd Stage, Gokulam, Mysore Ph: (91 821) 2516-756
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai
Address: New No.31 (Old #13) Fourth Cross Street, R K Nagar, Chennai. Ph: (91 44) 2493-7998.
4– Bihar School of Yoga, Munger Address: Bihar Yoga Bharati, Ganga Darshan, Fort, Munger, Bihar. Ph: (91 6344)222430
5– Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh Address: P.O. Swargashram, Rishikesh (Himalayas), Uttarakhand. Ph: (91 135) 2440088.
6– Sivananda Vedanta Center, Trivandrum and Rishikesh Address: Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum district, Kerala
7- Yoga Institute, Mumbai Address: Shri Yogendra Marg, Prabhat Colony, Santacruz East, Mumbai. Ph: (91 22) 2611-0506.
8– Omkarananda Patanjali Yoga Kendra, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand,India
9– International Center for Yoga Education and Research, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, India.
Yoga is ancient health practice for divine life. Introduction- Yoga is the science of Human development. It is overall development of physical, mental, and emotional. Yoga depends on certain techniques and methods that would enable man to have union with Self (the divine). Yog word is arrived from the Sanskrit word yuj, Yog means union of the individual...