Thursday, February 15, 2018

#SuperBloggerChallenge 2018 with #Instacuppa- #Week 1, "5 Ways Yoga Can Improve your Physical and Mental Well-Being"



“Yoga is a way of life, it is an art, a science, a philosophy”- B.K.S. Iyenger

Yoga word is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means “to unite or integrate”. It is a 5000 + year old ancient Indian science that brings harmony to life. Though it is an ancient science, it seems to get hotter all the time. According to 2007 National Health Survey (which included a comprehensive survey on the use of complementary health approach) yoga is the 6th most commonly used health practice among adults. According to this study, more than 13 million adults and more than 1.5 million children practised yoga in the previous year. People who practised yoga experienced reduce mental stress, improve physical fitness and enhance the quality of life.

 We all had heard the common benefits of practising yoga such as better breathing, increased flexibility, improved posture and better ability to cope with mental and physical stress. yoga is not only a form of exercise, it is a way of living life.

 Since this week, when we are starting the great #SuperBloggerChallenge 2018, and the amazing hosts had given a very appealing prompt as "Exercise that can help" and "Physical and mental well being", for the 1st week.  I got so excited.

Being an avid yogi, I believe yoga has plenty of advantages for our mental and physical well-being. it is not only a form of exercise, it is a divine journey that changed our lives.

Here I am sharing 5 ways, yoga can improve our physical and mental well-being.

Discipline

“Yoga is not about the touching your toes, it is what you learn on the way”- Jigar Gor

Definitely practising regular yoga requires lots of dedication, patience, sincerity and most importantly a desire to learn a new way of living a life. But once you get involved in the daily routine of 5-6 times a week for 30min- 1 hour, it has transcended into other areas of life. You would be able to perform your routine tasks more efficiently with whole new level of awareness into your life. You will have a new and positive outlook in every aspect of life through the practice of yoga as a discipline.

Mindfulness

“Yoga is the golden key that unlock the door to peace, tranquillity and joy”- B.K.S. Iyenger

We lived in an incredibly busy world. Our pace of life is often frantic. We always had multiple responsibilities. We always busy in doing something. Most of the time either our mind emerged in past memories or we worried about the future consequences. But for living a healthy, happy and successful life, it is must to learn “press the pause switch”, in simple words being present in the moment and having a “mindfulness”” in your present activities is the simplest thing that we can do to feel calm and relaxed. It can bring a miraculous change in your life.

Yoga helps you being present in the moment. It is another less discussed benefit of practising yoga. With the help of yoga, you will develop a deeper appreciation of every moment. It can allow you to let go the worries of future. It will rewire or reshape our brain and improve the quality of our life experience.

Love yourself

Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self- Bhagwada Gita

Usually, we all had been trying to do things for everyone else without taking care of ourselves. Every morning we launched into the day without plugging into ourselves first. And most of us often complain to do not get enough time for ourselves. But this kind of attitude did not work at all. It creates exhaustion, stress and irritation. Setting a routine for self-love and self-care helps you to come out from this mental and physical state. And yoga helps you a lot in doing the same. It is a way to stay connected with yourself especially when it feels impossible.

Yoga is much more than just asanas, kriyas and poses; it is a beautiful journey that teaches you to be self-compassionate. It helps you to learn how to love yourself. Loving yourself is not a self-obsession, it is a great way that helps you slow down and to spend some quality time with yourself. When you open your body, focus on breath, sit quietly for a moment you automatically fall in love with yourself.

Detox

The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in”- B.K.S. Iyenger

Our body needs detoxification and cleansing time to time. We all love to start a new day with a clean slate. It always feels great to have a fresh, positive and healthy outlook in our day to day life. And detoxification or cleansing helps in achieving this goal by eliminating toxins from the body. But detox does not always mean a fasting or restricting diet with juice and herbs. It can be done with the help of yoga. The right yoga routine helps in detox not only your body but the mind as well. Each new breath is a new moment. Yoga especially pranayama helps in the increased flow of oxygenated blood to our body and also helps in cleanse the blood.

You will become a better person

Whatever you do in life, yoga shows you how to do it better”- Gurumukh Kaur khalsa

Last but not the least unusual benefit of yoga, it will help you to become a better person. Yoga will change the perspective of life and helps you a lot in developing some great qualities, such as:

  • ·         You will learn to listen to your body
  • ·         You will have better listening skill
  • ·         You will have more patience and better toolset to deal with difficult situations
  • ·         You will have clarity in relationship
  • ·         You will stop complaining and have a positive outlook on your life
  • ·         Improved concentration and better mental health


So these are some great ways yoga improved our mental and physical well-being.  Did you have observed any other benefits while practising yoga, please share with us.

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24 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed yoga for some time but I never knew that it had that much effect to change your life for the better. Thank you for all of this really helpful information.

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    1. Thanks Alice, for always encouraging my efforts.

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  2. My own knowledge about yoga is quite poor so this article is helpful - and motivating too.

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    1. Thanks a lot Dr. Roshan for visitng my blog and sharing your thoughts.

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  3. Hi Surbhi! This was a very insightful article. I have always admired people who do the Yoga. I am simply in awe of their flexibility. As of now, the only two asanas I can do is the Surya Namaskar and the Pranayama. Someday, I plan to master Yoga. Please do read my Week 1 blog of the #SuperbloggerChallenge2018 here: https://thetinaedit.com/2018/02/16/getting-back-on-track-superbloggerchallenge2018/. Looking forward to your next! :)

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    1. thanks a lot Tina for your visit, and it is great to get connected with you through #Superbloggerchallenge2018

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  4. Yoga is definitely a very ancient and effective tool to keep up fitness.

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    1. thanks a lot for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts.

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  5. Hi,
    Thank you for sharing useful info. I myself is one yoga enthusiast.

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    1. thanks a lot sharing your thoughts. yes! yoga has plenty of advantages for our mental and physical well being.

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  6. Yoga definitely brings a lot of discipline and patience in life. Very nicely written. #Superbloggerchallenge2018

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    1. Thanks Tina, I am glad you liked the post. thanks a lot for your visit.

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  7. I like your theme! This is definitely informative for people like me who are enthusiastic, but do not have much knowledge about the thought behind Yoga

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    1. Thanks Neha, I am glad you liked the post. thanks again for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts.

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  8. I always read about the golden benefits of Yoga, even did it for a month last year, but found it boring. I want to do yoga but somehow I don't get excited about it when it comes to actually doing it. :( #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

    Rashi Mital
    Live It Young

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    1. yes! Rashi, initially it is hard to get into the routine, but once you get involved properly, it shows amazing results. thanks a lot for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts!

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  9. I believe in fitness and do regular exercises but I haven't ever tried yoga. After reading this I will try getting fit via yoga.

    #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

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    1. Yes! it is amazing..thanks a lot for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts!

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  10. I have been there done that. Yoga truly helps in maintaining a life balance. The glow on your face shows the positive results that makes your day.

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    1. Oh! Great you had done this! I am sure it feels amazing when do yoga regularly. thanks a lot for your visit dear!

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  11. I have been practicing surya namaskar in the name of yoga for some years now. And I must say it is really beneficial. Know of some friends who vouch by other benefits of yoga too.

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    1. yes! yoga has amazing physical, mental and spiritual benefits. thanks a lot for your visit!

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  12. Yoga and mindfulness are perfect.
    #Superbloggerchallenge2018

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    1. thanks Amrita for your visit and sharing your thoughts!

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