How to Practice Yoga?
The eight limbs of yoga mentioned by sage Patanjali in the form of yoga sutras help to achieve a higher state of consciousness.
Niyamas: Personal Conduct
Asanas: Movements and Postures
Pratyahara: Sense Withdrawal
Dharna: Focus and Concentration
Samadhi: Union Absorption
A regular and disciplined practice of asanas , pranayama, meditation can help to control ego, calm the restless mind and improve the overall quality of life.
It makes the body resilient to keep the diseases at bay and improve the functioning of mind for higher productivity.
Yoga For Runners
Yoga is a fantastic tool for runners. It contributes in developing muscular strength, mobility, and balance necessary for a single leg activity like running. This helps in reducing the risk of injury, and also helps you improve your mental focus and breathing efficiency for running.
Asana that strengthen and stabilize the core promote agility preventing low back aches and risk of falls. Improved balance is one of the most important benefits of yoga, especially as you get older.
Poses that require you to stand on one leg, and, for more advanced practitioners, turn you upside down in an inversion, can be a great way to build the core strength to hold you upright.
Yoga ForWomens Health
Yoga gives much-needed relief for women related issues of all ages such as irregular or missed periods, weight gain, fatigue, excess facial hair growth, thyroid problems, PCOs, PCODs, stress, pregnancy, heart diseases, and hormonal disorders etc.
There is no known cure for these issues but are mostly managed by hormonal therapy which tend to have side effects.
Mindfulness techniques taught at our physiotherapy centre in Thane can help with these issues:
Practice Positive thinking
Letting go of the negativity
Pranayama or Breathing exercises:
Practicing equal breathing helps to regulate the parasympathetic nervous system thereby reducing levels of stress and anxiety.
Following a regular disciplined workout routine such as going for regular walks, early morning practice of Surya Namaskar, asana practice can bring you to a state of holisitc health and freedom from diseases.