Author – Oohini Mukhopadhyay
No, it is not about worshipping Baba Ramdev or celebrating hump day while flaunting the camel-toe, neither it is about drooling over the pants which says yoga, but your bottom screams ‘Double Mocha Supreme Latté Frappuccino’! It has certainly no requirements other than commitment. It is just about making a disciplined, peaceful, and of course a healthy lifestyle. Not that there are many rigidities that surround this regime however the one and only requirement is zeal, a zeal to become happy, to be influential, to be the most stable human being.
The farfetched asana that you see on T.V are not a big deal oncd you get the basic concepts in place. It is very important to realize the healing power of yoga. Yoga takes over not only as a weight control measure but also effects the metabolism, psychology and spirituality of an individual.
Many asana are designed for weight reduction, skin care, hair remedial and many other prospects for the body itself.
•These include Sarvanga Asana, Bhujanga Asana, majorly affecting the stomach and waist to reduce fat with a lot of stretching which increases flexibility.
• For the skin: Kapal randhra dhouti– (Yogic Facial Massage), Paschimottanasana- (The seated forward bend pose) are highly recommended.
• For hair: which is vulnerable to stress, ageing, hormonal imbalances, heat and chemicals, Uttanasana (Stand forward bend pose), Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Dog pose), Vajra Asana(Diamond Pose) are the best. All these asanas help in proper blood circulation, where the blood evenly circulates to the nerves of the head and helps the scalp to remain healthy.
It is also very important to realize that Yoga is an age old science that has a wholesome influence over a human body. Most importantly the nervous system of a human being. The nerves are like live wires inside our body which need charging to avoid dysfunctioning.
A daily meditation practice, for 10 minutes or a minute, with or without yoga mats, outside in the garden, park or inside the house, solely with concentration and peace can completely relax the Parasympathetic Nervous System and strengthen it. Meditation elevates mood, decreases cortisol, empowers the immune system and increases psychological stabilization. It also reduces the blood pressure, helps in easing respiration, regulates heart rate indicating the improvement in body’s stamina and flexibility.
Emotional and Spiritual Rejuvenation
Emotions are captivating. They don’t free a human being of his or her emotional requirements. To develop a control over them, it is very important to gain awareness that all of our functions are interdependent. All actions and reactions collate. It is about forging a conscious relationship with the beyond i.e. “I, me, myself”. It is an intrapersonal journey towards the truth of existence. No, it isn’t at all related to renunciation but very much to do with cultivation of a meaningful self.
The one and only enterprise towards that is through introspection, contemplation and meditation. This happens when one is able to understand and recognize mistakes or loopholes in one’s own personality. It is crucial to respond to stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, all with a deep conscience. To succeed in this process, the only requirement is taking out few minutes for the inner self and making an effort to grow in a sustainable manner.
Some Facts that may interest you!
1)Doga” is a type of yoga in which people use yoga to achieve harmony with their pets. Dogs can either be used as props for their owners or they can do the stretches themselves. It reportedly started in New York in 2002 when Suzi Teitelman started “Yoga for Dogs.”
2) Aaron Star teaches “Hot Nude Yoga” in a Chelsea studio. The classes are men-only, and there are only two rules: “no kissing and no touching penises.”
Side effects of Yoga!
You start feeling fresh, hungry, happy, alive. Most importantly you start loving yourself!