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International Yoga Day

Yoga is the gift of rejuvenation and reconnection to your soul. An ancient practice now becoming a modern everyday routine. Have you included it in your everyday routine? Today on this ‘International Yoga Day’, let’s promise ourselves to hang out with our souls once a day!

India is the birthland of yoga, which is now opted by the whole world. Over 5,000 years ago, yoga originated in Northern India. It was first mentioned in Rig Veda. In the late 1800s, when yoga masters began traveling to the west, many people became followers of yoga. Swami Vivekananda when wowed the attendees with his lectures on yoga and mindfulness, yoga attracted many followers. In 1987, Indira Devi opened her yoga studio in Hollywood, since then yoga became even more popular in the West.

Today, in modern India we are again drawn to our very own Yoga and Pranayama. People from all walks of life have opted for yoga as their daily routine thing. It gives you the rejuvenation to start every day with enthusiasm. The pandemic, across the world, has changed our lifestyles entirely. It has shown us, that health is wealth.

Yoga has enormous benefits, physically, mentally, and spiritually. One of the best things about yoga is that it can be performed anywhere and with ease. You must have heard your loved ones suggesting you do meditation before starting your work, it is no wonder yog helps you enhance your productivity. It is a medium through which we connect to nature, and we are nature itself. It sets you free from every boundary.

Also, many companies have introduced ‘Yoga at workplace’– keeping in mind the wellness of their employees. We need to learn that boosting immunity and well-being is not an overnight process it has to be performed consistently to gain profit, just as we hangout with people with whom we want to make better relationships.

Research says we must perform yoga and pranayama twice a day for 5 to 10 minutes. This will not only in hands our immunity but make us fit overall. Some easy the begin with yogik pranayamas are mentioned below-

  1. Anulom-Vilom

A control breathing practice of yoga. What could be as easy as this yoga practice having enormous benefits like relieving stress anxiety respiratory disorders and oxygenates the entire body.

2. Kapalbhati

It is another breathing practice in Yoga which basically means to keep calm. It improves blood circulation metabolic rate, hypertension and aids in weight loss.

3. Bhastrika

 Bhastrka is mostly done along with kapalbhati to clean the overall body inside out it is best for the nervous and motor system.

However, all these yogic kriyas take only 5 minutes of your daily life. These simple yogic tips can create life-changing health benefits if performed on daily basis. Start your journey with yourself today. Happy breathing.

About the Author

SWATI SINGH, Journalist.

I like to create art. Singing is my therapy. And I love spending time with nature.

I pen my thoughts down to share my perception of this world

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