Our lives are filled with deadlines, commitments and endless responsibilities. With the food choices we make and this pressure, our stress levels just seem to go higher by the day. Unless we make a conscious choice to help ourselves, we will land in serious mental and physical health issues much sooner than anticipated.
Yoga has been practiced all around the world for centuries. There are many people who have been so impressed and influenced by yoga, that they have renounced their way of life and become a yogi. Such is the effect of yoga on your mind, body and soul.
A few simple asanas every morning can not only make you fitter and healthier physically but can make you mentally calmer and help you handle your daily stress in a much better fashion.
Apart from the general belief that yoga asanas are only for stretching the body and making it flexible, it can be quite challenging too. Certain asanas can tone you and shape you up like weight training and other exercises you do at the gym. There are different forms of yoga to choose from based on one’s needs and comfort levels.
Meditation and breathing exercises can help in bringing various health issues under control. Yes just breathing differently can help you lose that stubborn weight, bring your blood sugar under control and even stabilize your cholesterol levels. The painful arthritis and a few other chronic health conditions have also been alleviated with regular yoga.
On a spiritual level, yoga is known to help you let go of old grudges, forget negative experiences and forgive people who have caused you all that mental agony and trauma. Letting go and forgiving can change the way you look at life and the person you are.
Yoga is not just an exercise, it can be a way of life!