How does yoga anti-ageing secret recipe?
Everyone age as time passes. It is part and parcel of life cycle and if we can slow down our body ageing process, isn’t that wonderful? If you are reading this, it means you are still alive! Joke aside, yoga is the best remedy for anti-ageing.
Yoga is an aerobic exercise which reaps many benefits compared to other sports you can think of. Some of the benefits are:
1) Yoga Asanas – It tones the muscles, improve flexibility, posture and spine alignments. Also alleviates numerous health-related problems, overall improving our health. For example Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) strengthens and tones the arms and legs, because the pose is against the gravity. This asana lengthens and straightens the spine. It helps to relieve back pain (upper, middle and lower). Back bends are aslo good to keep the spine healthy.
2) Pranayama (Yoga Breathing) – It is translated as ‘regulation of life force’. There are many types of pranayama which serves for different purposes. The most common one is Kapalbhati aka ‘Skull Shining Breathe’. It is a traditional internal cleansing exercises and best to do in an empty stomach, specially when you just woke up from the bed. It consists of steady repetitions of forceful exhalations from the lower belly followed by passive inhalation. It helps to clear blockages from the nasal airways and supplying the brain with fresh supply of oxygen-rich blood.
3) Mudra – Mudra is a hand gestures that guides prana (energy) to specific areas in the brain. Each mudras are designed to serve different purposes. For example, Chin Mudra. It represents human consciousness. It is practice during meditation and the simply tip of the thumb touches the tip of the index finger while the rest of the fingers are relaxed. It helps to bring more energy to the body, brightening the overall mood.
These three benefits creates a harmony and balances of our mind, body and spiritual. When everything is balanced, the less prone you are to fall sick and therefore live a healthier and longer life.
Yoga is unique compared to other sports due to its the only activity that is boundless and provide holistic mind, body and soul benefits.
I have shared the benefits so when is your next your yoga class? I hope soon! 😀