21 DAYS CONSCIOUS CHALLENGE. Week 1: Yoga
September 28, 2020
Yoga is a very complete discipline that improves your well-being and brings you multiple benefits. The regular practice of yoga increases your ability to feel what happens inside your body, so you will learn to control your emotions and not act moved by them. In addition, you will learn to calm your mind, thus improving your quality of life.
Helps you sleep better: restorative asanas, yoga nidra, savasana, pranayama and meditation promote pratyahara, the inner gaze of the senses, which provides rest to the nervous system.
Reduces stress: introduce yoga into your daily life to level your stress and anxiety levels.
- Increases happiness: one study found that continued yoga practice improved depression, significantly increased serotonin levels and reduced levels of monoamine oxidase (an enzyme that interferes with neurotransmitters) and cortisol.
- Promotes a healthy lifestyle: regular practice gets you moving and burns calories. Of course, yoga can also inspire you to eat more mindfully.
- Increases your self-esteem: Yoga offers you tools that will help you personally and you can start feeling better from the first time you practice.
- Improve your sex life: Yoga increases blood flow and improves circulation throughout the body, including the genitals. Some researchers believe that yoga may also boost sexual desire by helping practitioners better connect with their own bodies.
- Helps you focus and concentrate: Regular yoga practice improves coordination, reaction time, memory and even intelligence test scores.
- Provides inner strength: Yoga can help you make changes in your life. In fact, this may be its greatest benefit.
- Increases awareness to transform you: The more aware you are, the easier it is to free yourself from destructive emotions. Yoga reduces anger by increasing feelings of compassion and interconnectedness and relaxing the nervous system and mind.
When we practice yoga there are many postures that will improve the functions of the organs, blood circulation, mobility in muscles and joints and reach parts of the body that many times, until you start practicing you didn't know existed. And, of course, improves respiratory capacity. All this leads us to improve our quality of life.
Asanas develop vitality, balance and flexibility, all of which are very important for good health. They keep the body free of disease and eliminate fatigue and greatly relax the nervous system. All this once again will make our mental health is improved through the work of the body and, therefore, leads us to live in calm, stress-free and healthy life. For this we have to have attitude in practice and work hard to stay in balance.
As we mature in the practice of yoga we can see that undoubtedly the body is a plot that must be pampered and cared for to feel free and full of health. It will lead us to be stronger and be able to have a full life.
Just as having a responsible practice will improve our health, carrying out a disorderly practice, forcing postures without knowledge, doing sequences that do not make any sense, will lead us to an undesirable state for our life. It is necessary to be delicate and perseverant in the correct practice of asanas and pranayama.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS.
Establish the basis of your yoga practice by practicing the sun salutation. You will also learn how to breathe with pranayama class and relax after an intense yoga session with mindful relaxation. Take note of your routine:
YOGA INTERMEDIATE LEVEL.
If your practice is more advanced than the beginners level you can work on Surya Namascar, breathing and hip opening to integrate bending asanas. We will gradually increase the intensity to take you out of your comfort zone. This is your session:
Recommendations before starting your practice:
- Do not eat any heavy food at least 1 hour before the class.Observe how you feel and do not force your body, you will avoid injuries.
- Move gently, feeling how you flow in each posture.
- Be sure to set aside a time when you are calm and undisturbed.
- Review well the routine for that day so that you have enough time to perform it.
- Choose a space with pleasant light, without noise and ventilated.
- Create a cozy atmosphere: candles, incense, relaxing music if there is meditation.
- Disconnect your cell phone! It's your time, calls and notifications can wait.