‘Health is Wealth’ is a saying which is so very apt in today’s world with the amount of ailments and illness that people are falling prey to. With pollution, adulterated food, hectic lifestyle and unhealthy competition people are not enjoying the kind of healthy life their predecessors had. This is where yoga will come to your aide, by doing this low impact exercise you can be benefited to a very large extent and you will be able to lead a much healthier life. It helps in your mental, physical and spiritual development. By spiritual we are not referring to any religion, it means that you are able to keep your calm even when the under dire circumstances. It enables you to attain a lot of peace, happiness and contentment. These are the things lacking in today’s technologically driven world. You must be aware or rather heard about yoga; normally the first thing that comes to your mind is of some saint or elderly person performing various difficult postures and positions. That is just a part of it but yoga has evolved over the years and with people realising the advantage of this incredible exercise more and more people are turning towards it, hence a lot of variation has been introduced so that as per the person’s capability he or she can perform it. Here are few guidelines which will apprise you on how to go about learning this art form.
Step 1: Introduction to yoga
First you begin your warm up session in the standing position. According to the great yogis standing posture is the most natural pose of a human being and since yoga is largely dependent on the correct breathing procedure, so when you are standing you are able to concentrate more on your breathing and this naturally ensures that you body relaxes and you feel at peace. Your teacher gives paramount importance to your breathing techniques.
Step 2: Exercises or Asanas
Yoga involves a lot of stretching in various postures all the while coordinating with your breathing. More ever it depends on the kind of session you are planning to do because there are various forms of yoga but the core belief of all the forms will be the same, only the style might undergo a slight change. Mainly these asanas or exercises aim at strengthening your muscles and enhancing your circulatory system. If these two are strengthened then the body will be free of all the ailments rendering you a very happy life. The manner in which the stretches are done actually targets each particular part of your body enabling you to strengthen your bones, muscles and your immune system.
Step 3: End of session
The last phase is involved with the cooling part. After you have performed the exercises you will feel a whole lot energetic because your blood has been flowing effectively carrying the oxygen and nutrients to each and every cell of your body. After doing yoga you feel very happy and energetic.
Yoga ensures that you are able to lead a meaningful life. So go ahead and do this amazing exercise and find tranquillity and serenity in your life.