Rigorous training sessions will help you stay fit, but nothing can beat yoga. Including yoga in your daily routine not only makes you physically strong, but also has several mental health benefits. Yoga can help fight disease and infection as it boosts your immunity. But the most important thing to remember is to stay consistent. Without discipline, you will not be able to achieve your fitness and health goals.
Usually people start enthusiastic and then miss the flow. And there are also many who make some common mistakes along the way that become counterproductive. Philanthropist, spiritual teacher, lifestyle coach, yoga preneur and author Grandmaster Akshar, in an interview with The Indian Express, listed some mistakes to avoid to enjoy the benefits of yoga.
Make a note:
Moderation is essential
It is crucial to strike a balance between physical exercises, one should be sensible about the routine they follow and make sure that you do not overdo it. Overdoing any exercise can pose serious threats to the body. It is recommended not to exercise seven days a week, the body should be given a day of rest. And in addition to exercise, it’s just as important to take care of sleep and nutrition.
Take the time to eat, sleep and recover
No matter how diligently you follow a particular routine, there’s no point if you don’t give yourself the nutrition, sleep, and rest your body needs. Pay attention to your body so that you don’t feel tired or exhausted on a regular basis. Try not to consume junk food and stick to fresh, home cooked meals and a healthy diet.
Sukshma Vyayam is known in yoga terminology as warming up. As with your training sessions, start by warming up your body first by running or stretching, the same rule applies to yoga. Warming up in yoga is about performing subtle exercises like twisting ankles, hips, knee joints, neck, etc. It helps protect you from injury and also prepares you for the exercise.
Healing from injuries
Unfortunately, if you sustain an injury, rest your body until you are fully healed. According to the expert, although the human body is capable of wonderful things, it is not a machine and therefore needs regular rest and recovery time.
Practice at the recommended time
No one follows a specific routine and people make time to practice yoga – some follow the early morning routine, while there are many who do a yoga session in the evening. However, there are some yoga poses and exercises that have a specific length of time for specific exercises, in case you want to get the maximum benefit. For example, the Surya Namaskar or sun salutation is something that one should preferably do early in the morning. While the Chandra Namaskar, also known as the Moon Salutation, is expected to be done in the evening, at the time of sunset.
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