It is true that if a person is healthy, they flourish in their life. Today, people are trying so hard to be successful. But in their busy life, they forget the most important thing – health. People are facing many problems like a mental breakdown, stress, sleeplessness, social anxiety and these affect mental as well as physical health. Well, who doesn’t want to be fit and healthy? But in this technical world, health and wellbeing has taken a backseat, isn’t it? But there are is a simple solution for a healthy and happy lifestyle – YOGA.

High blood pressure, Diabetes, Thyroid and PCOS have become so common and trending. The main cause of such a state is the unhealthy and unbalanced lifestyle of people. Our ancient heritage – ‘Yoga’ can be a one-stop solution to this. This blog is about the same – A Happy and Healthy Lifestyle YOGA!

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, by the self”- Bhagavad Gita

YOGA – Another exercise routine??

Yoga is not all about physical exercise. If you think so, get ready to be enlightened.

Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” which means “to unite, to integrate”. Yes, yoga is a way to harmonize the body with the mind. It also makes us disciplined and creates our body-mind balance

Can you see why Yoga is associated with a Happy and Healthy Lifestyle?

Benefits of yoga

There are infinite benefits of yoga but let’s see some important benefits:

Improves self-control
• Enhances flexibility
Reduces stress
Increases concentration power
Self-realization
• Induces Self-discipline
• Enhances Self-respect

Importance of yoga in our daily life

• Yoga maintains our energy and keeps us positive, humble and kind.
• It develops our physical health.
Yoga develops mental health, away from stress and negativity. It calms our nervous system.
• Better social health:  Social health means the capacity to live in harmony in a society. Yoga helps to care as well as communicate with other people in society.
It improves the physical beauty of the person.
Improves behaviour towards nation, culture, religion.
• Yoga helps in developing spirituality:  Leading a good spiritual life is one of the highest etiquettes of mankind.

Firstly, yoga is the source of spirituality and wisdom. Secondly, yoga outstrips religious boundaries and reveals the way to unity. Thirdly, we start to think about others and the society, community. Fourthly, we start to learn the art of giving and not taking. Moreover, it improves the ability to understand and forgive others.

In addition to that, we grab from yoga the principle of non-violence, meditation. Certainly, the mantra of positive thinking leads us to good spiritual health.

“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” B.K.S Iyengar

Types of yoga

Hatha yoga

It is the most popular yoga type. This type of yoga involves breathing, the body, and the mind using varying breathing techniques, yoga poses and meditation.

Vinyasa yoga

If you want to learn the dynamic way to do yoga then the Vinyasa Yoga method is for you. It connects movements to breathing and this is how the sequence of posture is guided. Therefore, Vinyasa Yoga is for those who prefer faster movement to music. Also, it improves the lungs capacity, promotes concentration and self-control.

Kundalini yoga

Kundalini yoga encourages meditation. It is not physical exercise but it is a spiritual approach to focus on clearing the mind and find inner peace. Basically, to awaken energy with in body through the spine, for those who are facing problems like anxiety and stress. Kundalini yoga strengthens the nervous system and reconnects with the inner self.

Asthanga yoga

Asthanga yoga is the most demanding because it tells what should be the sequence of yoga. Asthanga yoga improves strength and flexibility while helping to improve self-control over the body and the mind. This type f Yoga is especially good for those who need to de-stress.

10 things that make you happy and healthy

A Happy and Healthy Lifestyle of Yoga can help in multiple different ways. Apart from practising Yoga Postures/Asanas, here are few other things that lead you to have a happy and healthy lifestyle.

1. Keep your diet healthy, eat vegetables at breakfast. Most importantly, take high protein in the morning so that you would be physically fit.
2. Keep yourself hydrated always.
3. Do exercise before breakfast.
4. Read some good books, so that you would be positive. Visit 10 Must-Read Books For Everyone.
5. Make yourself creative.
6. Don’t forget to listen to songs.
7. Meditation is the most important part of your life.
8. Always help others.
9. Make your appreciation list.
10. Breathing to improve your health.

Thank you for reading the blog on A Happy and Healthy Lifestyle: YOGA. Somewhere, I have read that you can not always control what goes on outside, but you can always control what goes inside and this is possible only by yoga. Nowadays millions and millions of people across the world have benefited from the practice of yoga, why don’t you give it a try too?