Unwind, Recharge, Rise: Yoga for a Healthy, Empowered You
Physiotherapy

Unwind, Recharge, Rise: Yoga for a Healthy, Empowered You

Those who follow Yoga religiously know the power of Yoga. Some people have fully adopted yoga in their lives and they have witnessed transformation. With such qualities, it is loved and adapted all over the globe. It’s since ages, humans have followed and adapted yogic practices and exercises.

Not only do the figures look good, but you and your body can also look good after adapting to the Yoga lifestyle. Yoga is tremendously vast and deep as well.

Origin of Yoga

The roots of Yoga belong to India. In the pre-Vedic era of 2700 B.C. It was Maharishi Patanjali, who brought the complete concept, and exercises of Yoga in one book called “Yoga Sutra”. The information was sourced from Upanishads, Smriti's teachings of Buddhism, Jainism, Panini, Epics, and Puranas.

Relevance of Yoga

For thousands of years, Yoga has been with us. It has brought 360-degree changes in our lives. Be it health or spirituality-wise. It is the channel by which an individual will be physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy. It works wonders for everyone be it a child, a woman, a pregnant lady, or a man. You can say that it is universal for everyone. The earlier in life one adapts to yoga, the better it is for you.

How is Yoga Beneficial for Kids?

  • Self-Esteem and Confidence: At a young age, the body is flexible. A child can achieve better agility and fitness while learning yoga as a fun activity. The more complex exercises they learn, better their confidence level becomes.
  • Mental and Emotional Benefits: It is such a stressful world where our kids are living today. They need to learn mindful activities early in their lives.
  • Social and Emotional Interactions: A child who has better confidence and peace in life, will be able to interact better in their lives. The conversation will be more positive and less critical.
  • Better Sleep: Yoga is not only an exercise, it has a calming and soothing effect as well. Relaxing mind, body, and soul. Yoga is like a three-way solution for this younger generation.

Apart from the physical fitness, strength, and balance. Yoga helps kids heal their minor injuries through self-healing mechanisms.

When we talk of Yoga for kids, it is mostly fun-driven. Yoga exercises are incorporated with lots of activities, stories, and games. Many poses are associated with the animals, adding a factor of fun. With Yoga, we are trying to create a healthy society for our kids by making them learn healthy habits early in their lives. This enables them to lead a better life as they grow.

 

Yoga: An Answer for Women’s Fitness

There are some aspects of yoga, which are majorly helpful for a woman’s fitness. They are:

  • Balancing Hormones: A woman undergoes a lot of ups and downs. Each month they have to go through mensuration. Then comes pregnancy and later menopause. Being aligned with Yoga early on in their lives helps in managing their bodies better.
  • Pain Management: There are exercises in Yoga under which a woman can manage her pains better. Ones related to menstruation, endometriosis, and headaches. Yoga, is a solution for your mental and emotional stress, healing your body and nourishing your soul.
  • Adding Strength to Pelvic Floor: Muscles in the lower abdominal part of a woman’s body are called Pelvic muscles. They are responsible for sexual health, bladder control, childbirth, and mensural cycles. Care of a woman’s female reproductive organs is equally vital. Specific exercises on the pelvic muscles in Yoga will provide the solution to lots of her life concerns.
  • Care after pregnancy and post-partum: There are exercises for pregnant woman that will help them strengthen their core muscles. Manage body and cope with pregnancy-related discomforts. The same goes for post-partum yoga. It helps in recovering, giving strength to the body back, and reducing stress.
  • Bone Strength: Women tend to have a higher risk of bone decay as they age. Hence, there is a need to work on their bone strength. There are exercises and poses in Yoga that reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
  • Flexibility and Strength: With a sedentary lifestyle, mobility in our bodies has reduced significantly. Yoga helps you to keep the body flexible. This enhances posture, adds focus to the mind, gives balance to the body, and minimizes the risk of injury.
  • Stronger mind-body connection: A healthy mind will have a fitter body and vice-versa is also true. Yoga enhances the mind-body bond. And ultimately connects you to the soul. Yoga does add peace to your life while making your body healthy and mind peaceful and stronger.

 

This International Day of Yoga, when the entire world is committing to health through yogic exercises, we want every segment of society to be hale and hearty. To know more about safe yoga practices, connect with us at Centre for Physiotherapy at Sarvodaya Hospital, Sec 8, Faridabad  or call 18003131414.

Dr. Dheerja Babbar | Physiotherapy | Sarvodaya Hospital

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