The most common responses when people hear the word ‘yoga’ is ‘I always wanted to try yoga’ and ‘I could never do yoga because I can’t (insert limitation here)’.
The right response to this is always the same ‘You must always do yoga!’
It is irrelevant if you can touch your toes or not. Doing yoga has nothing to do with being flexible or strong or being able to stand still. Yoga allows every single type of person to start somewhere. Not all who practise yoga are yogis or gymnasts or dancers. Yoga enthusiasts are simple people wishing to achieve objectives such as controlling their breathing, increasing their flexibility and even finding some precious moments of peace.
Some yoga techniques are meant for seasoned yoga practitioners who push their mind and body to the limit and can be extremely taxing both physically and mentally. For example Ashtanga yoga combines strength, cardio, as well as flexibility with practises lasting 75 to 90 minutes.
Yoga has been known to bring instant joy and relief. Clear examples of people being unhappy and anxious have turned to yoga to achieve goals of satisfaction and happiness while being able to run faster, complete somersaults, hold their breath for longer than 2 minutes and being able to hold their own upper body weight using only their upper body.
Other benefits of yoga include:
- Drop in anxiety levels – A study in 2010 showed practising yoga three to four times a week rose levels of chemicals in the brain responsible for fighting off depression and anxiety.
- Less stress – An Ohio State University study showed long term yoga has benefited practitioners recovering from stressful events even quicker.
- More control over medical conditions caused by stress – Researchers have theorised that yoga could be effective in treating individuals with stress-related psychological and medical conditions such as anxiety and high blood pressure.
- Increased control of balance – Stroke, the American Heart Association’s magazine, stated yoga practised post-stroke can help improve balance and reduce fear of falling while improving the patient’s quality of life.
- Reduced levels of back pain – Pains in the lower back affect people of all ages. Studies show 12 weeks of yoga had an even higher effect than standard medication in patients suffering from chronic back pain.
What better encouragement for practising yoga than a dedicated space available to you at your residence. Durga Petals’ allocated area, Panchayat, is designed for yoga sessions and various workout lessons in an enclosed area within the premises. Panchayat is located along the western wall and right beside the gate to ensure yoga enthusiasts can head to work post workout.
With the benefits and location drawn out for you, what is holding you back from seeking instant physical strength and mental relaxation?
For more information on how to live a relaxed and productive life, visit us at our Experience Centre in Doddenakundi or click on www.durgapetals.in