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8 Quick Ways To Practice Yoga Daily

May 13, 2015 134 0 0

Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame.” – B.K.S Iyengar

Jennifer Anniston, Julia Roberts, Madonna, Robert Downy Jr (Yes, the Iron Man from the Avengers fame), Collin Farrell, what is common between all of them? What a silly question is that, you may ask? You would invariably answer they are all film stars & celebrities. Of course, they are, but do you know what is the common thread between them? They all swear by ‘Yoga.’

We have been hearing all the time about the almost magical benefits of Yoga for living a healthy and stress free life. It makes you wonder, if those stories are true? Well, you would never know until you try it yourself. Don’t think I am endorsing Yoga here I just want to give you some handy tips on how you can add yoga to your daily life.

Don’t start cribbing already, oh I am a busy person, I work till late, I have no time. Relax! Read on… Follow the tips mentioned below and practice it consistently for a month and notice the difference in your mind-set and physical well-being and then you can decide for yourself, whether to pursue it further or give it a pass.

1. Anulom Vilom

Benefits:

  • Calms the mind

  • Eliminates toxins from the body

  • Helps in weight loss

  • Improves oxygen supply throughout the body

  • Treats migraine and artery blockages

  • Improves blood circulation

  • Reorganizes metabolism

Remember: Always ensure that your waist, back and neck are straight when practicing this pranayama.

Duration: 1 minute to 5 minutes. Slowly increase your timing.

2. Deep Breathing

Benefits:

  • Releases tension and relaxes the mind

  • Massages and relaxes internal organs

  • Strengthens immune system, lungs and hearts

  • Boosts energy levels

  • Elevates mood

Remember: Slowly close your eyes and focus your attention at beginning of your nostrils.

Duration: 1 minute to 5 minutes. Slowly increase your timing.

3. Tadasana

It can be practiced anywhere – at your work desk or while cooking in the kitchen. All you need is some clean space to stand.

Benefits:

  • Activates your entire body

  • Tones, strengthens and stretches your stomach, arms, thighs, knees, and back

  • Strengthens your concentration and reduces lethargy

  • Increases height

  • Boosts energy levels

  • Improves digestion

Caution: Pregnant women and patients with high blood pressure shouldn’t practice this asana. Practice this asana on an empty stomach.

Duration: 30 seconds to 3 minutes.

4. Ardha Pawanmuktasana

Practice this asana first thing in the morning, before you get out of your bed.

Benefits:

  • Relieves constipation and improves digestion

  • Strengthens lower back and improves flexibility of your spinal cord

  • Reduces excess weight around thigh, abdominal area and buttocks

  • Regulates blood circulation throughout the body

  • Cures sterility and impotency

Caution: Pregnant women shouldn’t practice this asana. Hernia and piles patients should also avoid this asana. Practice this asana on an empty stomach.

Duration: 10 seconds to 3 minutes.

5. Shashankasana

Before heading to bed, practice this asana and you will sleep like a baby.

Benefits:

  • Helps reduce anger and emotional instability

  • Rejuvenates the brain

  • Cures depression, insomnia and mental fatigue

  • Helps in reducing emotional instability and anger

  • Improves digestion

  • Improves concentration and balance of your mind

Caution: Pregnant women shouldn’t practice this asana. Hernia and piles patients should also avoid this asana. Practice this asana on an empty stomach (maintain at least 45 minutes of gap between your dinner and this asana).

Duration: 30 seconds to 3 minutes.

6. Vajrasana

Vajrasana is the only sitting posture that can be practiced even after having a meal as it helps in digestion. So choose to sit in this posture after each of your meals.

Benefits:

  • Cures constipation and improves digestion

  • Strengthens thigh, calf and buttock muscles

  • Stabilizes and calms the mind

  • Cures urinary troubles

Caution: People suffering from joint pain shouldn’t practice this asana.

Duration: 2 minutes to 15 minutes.

7. Ardha-Padmasana and Padmasana

For beginners, it is difficult to maintain Padmasana posture and hence, one must begin with half Padmasana posture.

Benefits:

  • Improves focus and concentration

  • Relaxes the mind

  • Reduces excess fat around thigh and buttock area

  • Best asana to meditate.

  • Stretches your spine

  • Reduces muscular stress and assists pregnant women in birthing

Caution: People suffering from joint pain shouldn’t practice this asana

Duration: 30 seconds to 15 minutes.

8. Meditate

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Look up on Youtube if you haven’t figured out which meditation technique suits you. It is filled with guided meditations. Do a bit of your research and try 2-3 techniques and stick to one of them, making it stronger with each passing day.

Duration: 20 minutes to 1 hour.

Hope these tips help you as much as it has helped me and million others across the world.

Be happy and stay blessed!

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