Lousing today, tomorrow, and very likely the day after tomorrow? Yoga is here to your rescue. There is no doubt that sometimes people are lazy towards keeping themselves active, especially around this time.
It is evident that after being restricted to move out of our houses has strictly made our daily movements lesser. On top of that, there is a constant tremble of vigorous thinking that is much worse because of the current pandemic. There are uncertain thoughts about one’s future. How would things turn out or whatever is happening or how powerful it is?
Thoughts travel in our heads without any accountability. There are numerous of them as we go about our day or while we’re asleep.
With all the uncertain thoughts, one needs to remain calm as this is the whole time which requires mental health to be in the right place. Various mental health issues form stress or worse anxiety.
The best part about practicing Yoga is that one doesn’t have to be a yogi or a yogini. This form of exercise, if one must call it to exercise, is not meant for specific someone. This is an open forum that was introduced to the world for greater use of mental peace and stability.
How can Yoga help you in Lockdown?
Having anxiety or any form of stress can risk various problems with someone’s body or with their mind. They have the potential to trigger someone’s nervous system, which can lead to issues related to blood pressure, lack of concentration, or tensed muscles. Here is where Yoga helps to balance everything out and calms your body as a whole.
The best exercise that is suited for this Quarantine is none other than Yoga. The perfect combination that releases the physical or mental stress through meditation and spiritual practices or with the help of asanas.
Even if you’re a beginner or someone advanced in Yoga. There is no discrimination towards this form of exercising, as there are many benefits to Yoga. There are more natural ways available for beginners to learn how to do Yoga from their homes.
Some basic Yoga poses/pranayamas that a beginner can start with:
One must start to learn the connection between slow or deep breathing. For this, to learn Dirgha Pranayama, also called ‘three-part breathing,’ is of dominance. This implies equal breathing in all three parts of the lungs. One can then go ahead to practicing Anilomvilom pranayama, Bhramari pranayama, Sheetali pranayama, Sheetkari, in addition to Kapalbharati kriya.
Here are a few basic Yoga asanas that can help you get started:
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose): This pose gives you a sense of grounding. It improves your balance and strengthens your legs and back. It replicates the steady stance of a tree.
Adho Mukho Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose): This pose stretches hamstrings, chest and lengthens the spine, providing additional blood flow to the head. It is will leave you feeling energized.
Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose): This one will strengthen the lower back muscles while cushioning the spine, triceps and opens the chest to promote the inhalations. It also makes the spine flexible.
Sukhasna: Sukhasna is a comfortable position for pranayama and meditation. It gives the practitioner a centering effect.
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose): It stretches the legs and torso, mobilizes the hips, and promotes deep breathing, leaving one with enlivening effects.
This ancient medicine has various forms that can be adapted by any living being. It is time that we start removing 20 minutes of our day to relax our body for its free functionality. This is not the time to restrict the freedom of your body to breathe.
Now there are various apps such as Daily Yoga, Yoga studio, or Cure. Fit Fitness can help someone track their health. While there are some a few clicks away, that can help you concentrate on your mind.
Why should Yoga Interest you?
Yoga comes with its benefits of increased flexibility, enhanced muscle strength also improves respiration and fills the practitioner with more energy. It not only helps reduce weight but can keep the overall metabolism in a balanced state. Many have forgotten to live life peacefully. And some cannot imagine peace for their minds. Yoga is the only form of exercise that harvests these benefits.
It is essential to notice how things around us affect more than the matter itself. The invisible ruckus over the virus spreads like wildfire. No doubt, there are times you find no point in doing whatever you must be for all this while. But, it is time that your mind remains healthy.
Finally, say goodbye to your comfy couch and say good morning to your yoga mats!