as alternative medicine
and meditation are definite stress busters, soothing
frayed nerves. Breathing techniques are known to pump
more enthusiasm, than oxygen! Sri Sri Ravishankar the
founder of the Art of Living vouches for Sudarshana
a known fact that oxygenated blood revitalizes. The
simple act of inhaling and exhaling, pumps in oxygen
into the bloodstream. However, work pressure, scrambled
thoughts and sedentary lifestyles, leave us drained.
Mechanical lifestyles, without a moment to pause results
in blood pressure, diabetes and anxiety. Yoga forces us
to flex tense muscles, thus relaxing tense shoulders and
joints. Deep inhaling and exhaling soothes the forehead
muscles which knot up when we’re tense.
meditation, allows positive and negative thoughts to
permeate the consciousness. Negative, self-destructive
thoughts are allowed to enter, even when pleasant
thoughts of successful others compete for their
presence. But with regular yoga one can turn the
negatives into positives, under the able guidance of a
guru. When breathing slows down, reasoning emerges!
you focus on your own breath, you concentrate on
yourself and are forced to be gentle with yourself.
is a breathing technique that regulates the flow of
prana or qi in the body. It aims to pump more oxygen to
the brain and blood and control prana. Sufficient blood
assuming certain postures or asanas where we sit erect,
blood flows uninterruptedly through the spine. This
improves focus and analytical thinking.
or hand and finger postures can be done anywhere, inside
a moving vehicle or while lounging! Mudras help in
balancing the 5 elements that make up the body. The
popular Gyan mudra, where the index finger touches the
thumb, increases concentration that is vital in
acquiring wisdom, purifies the mind, curing mental
ailments and addictions.
those lacking self-confidence, fold the index fingers to
the base of the thumb and let the thumbs touch the tips
of bent middle and ring fingers.
helps combat premenstrual depression, menopause and
post-partum blues. By balancing the endocrine system,
that control hormone production, yoga calms the nervous
system and even reduces hot flashes. It strengthens
bones, massages reproductive organs, and relieves pelvic
yoga relieves post-partum depression. Chanting of
certain mantras, along with positive visualizations
purges out negative thoughts and strengthens women
loss of unwanted cellulite and a rejuvenated spirit
boosts confidence and thus you emerge as a fearless,
confident and secure person!