108 Surya Namaskar
There will be no life on the earth without the sun, and the Surya Namaskaras or the Sun Salutations, as they are popularly called, are an ancient method of showing gratitude or paying respect to the sun that is the source of all forms of life on the earth.
It is a good idea to do at least 12 rounds of Surya Namaskars daily. However, as a beginner to this yoga practice, you could start with two to four rounds and then gradually go up to as many as you can comfortably do (even you can reach up to 108)
- Surya Namaskar provides a complete body warm-up.
- Your abdominal muscles are strengthened by it.
- The inhalation and exhalation process help you detox.
- It helps improve your memory and nervous system.
- Helps relax our mind and reduces anxiety, fear and restlessness.
- Helps build focus and achieve inner peace.
- Improves flexibility of the spine and limbs.
- Improves posture and thus, general attractiveness
- Improves the functions of all our internal organs.
- Helps calm your mind, giving you a good night’s sleep.
“Performing Yoga Asanas in flow with rhythmic breathing”
Vinyasa yoga, also called Ashtanga yoga, is a fast-paced series of postures or asanas that focuses on the flow between movements, rather than individual poses.
This form of yoga works on strength training and helps you build lean muscle mass throughout the body. Yoga of this kind helps you build resistance in the body as you stress and work out the muscles while you practice the backbends, arm balances, inversions, and standing poses. Vinyasa Yoga is extremely beneficial as a lean muscle mass builder as it gives equal attention to all the muscle groups. This creates a balanced strength throughout
The Benefits of Practicing Vinyasa Yoga
- Offers Strength Training.
- Improves Flexibility
- Relieves Stress.
- Inculcates Proper Breathing.
- Gives You Cardiovascular Benefits.
Mindfulness is something that Buddhist meditators cultivate. And it's something that all styles of hatha yoga teach, often through an emphasis on breath awareness.
Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
- Decreased stress and psychological distress in adults and employees.
- Enhanced mental health and functioning.
- Increased emotion regulation and self-control.
- Decreased anxiety, depression, worry, and rumination.
Everybody in the world begins inhaling and exhaling from the moment they are born but is the method to do correct? Or can it be improved upon? Though all humans have the same basic respiratory system, the application of breathing varies from person to person due to varying levels of anxiety and/or stress.
So, what ist he correct way to breath? According to the bio-mechanics of respiratory system, abdomen or belly breathing is ideal. Many of us are not aware of this system. The ones who do are sometimes still not doing it right. This type of breathing doesn’t cause any mental or physical exertion. Instead, it helps in coursing oxygen through your body in a way that keeps the body fresh.
Among children, abdominal breathing is natural. As they grow up, the breathing style changes. Stress, anxiety and poor alignment in the body are just some of the causes. The modern lifestyle is very much sedentary and breaks the proper breathing style. But even in this sedentary lifestyle, it is possible to train the abdomen to move in rhythm with breathing. You can consciously train your abdomen to unconsciously move naturally when you inhale and exhale.
As far as asana is concerned, there are 8400000 Asanas. Among the yogasanas, there are 84 basic asanas through which one can elevate his/her consciousness.
In yoga, an Asana is a posture in which a practitioner sits. In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali defines "asana" as "to be seated in a position that is firm, but relaxed". Patanjali mentions the ability to sit for extended periods as one of the eight limbs of his system, known as Ashtanga Yoga.
Asanas are also performed as physical exercise where they are sometimes referred to as "yoga postures" or "yoga positions". Some asanas are performed just for health purposes. Asanas do promote good health, although in different ways compared to physical exercises, "placing the physical body in positions that cultivate awareness, relaxation and concentration”. Through the practice of yoga asanas one puts the body into positions that are not often practiced in modern, everyday life and thus helps to maintain long-term range of motion as we age.
Yoga for Sports
In Yoga, Asana, Pranayama, Surya Namaskara and Meditation are usually performed by sportsperson for various purpose in Sports. Yoga improve their concentration. It helps in developing physical fitness and it is also good for relaxation, good for rehabilitation after injury.
Yoga works on strength, flexibility, balance, agility, endurance, core, and overall strength, among other things. Any Athlete could benefit hugely by adding Yoga to her or his training regimen. Practicing Yoga increases flexibility and ease of movement, therefore increasing range of motion.
Yoga for Children:
Yoga is a gift to humanity, and should be started early in life so the practitioner can reap the lifelong benefits of this ancient practice. There are some very important advantages to starting yoga when you are young. Magical age to start yoga is 12.
Yoga helps kids to develop body awareness. Learn how to use their bodies in a healthy way. Manage stress through Yogasanas, Breathing, Awareness, Meditation and Mindfulness
Monthly Regular Classes:
Every month in Yoga class, Yoga enthusiasts learn Surya Namaskar, Micro exercises, Stretches, Chandra Namaskar, Vinyasa, Breathing Techniques and mindfulness to improve their physical, mental and spiritual health. This regular yoga practice will help them to reduce their stress, anxiety and poor alignment due to sedentary life style.