Why Psychiatrists are recommending yoga as a therapy?

Yoga is believed to be ancient and has been mentioned in scriptures such as Vedas. It is also said that Lord Shiva was a Yogi himself. Yoga is not just limited to an hour of workout it’s a way of living. It works on your physical, mental, emotional, and also at spiritual levels. This is what makes it so unique. However, when somebody hears the word yoga the first thing that comes to their mind is flexibility and all the fancy forms such as hot yoga, acro yoga, beer yoga, and whatnot. Below are some of the reasons why it can be practiced as a therapy.

Breathwork

Breathing is the simplest technique that one can practice. You must be thinking that why would you need someone to teach you how to breathe, you would’ve died if you didn’t know how to! The answer lies within your question. Read the previous line again if you can find it out yourself but if you’re reading this in a hurry, here’s the answer. We breathe subconsciously just to keep our soul alive. The breathwork that I’m talking about is the one where we sit comfortably, take a couple of deep breaths, and release all the tension that we have in our body. Let’s try it right now. Start inhaling right now and keep inhaling and stop, now start exhaling slowly and keep the flow steady. Do this one more time. I’m sure you’re feeling a bit relaxed. This repeated deep conscious breathing gives your mind clarity and releases a happy and calming chemical known as endorphins.

Now, that I have your complete attention, I just want to say that you’re a wonderful human being. Keep it up.

Meditation

As I’ve said before, meditation is not limited to a room where you sit in a certain posture for a long time and try to concentrate and meditate while in reality, you’re just waiting for it to be over. If that’s how you feel then you’re not meditating, you’re just torturing yourself. Meditation is simple, don’t try to complicate it. It’s done to calm your mind and to keep it away from all those infinite thoughts and possibilities which are probably never going to happen in your life. Of course, watching a favorite movie is not meditation, but making one as your passion is. In simple terms, meditation is doing something that you truly love. 

Asanas with mindfulness

Yes, you read it right. Performing asanas with your mind wondering what to cook for dinner or how can he afford that fancy car? Doesn’t do justice to either you or the posture. When being mindful about what posture or asana you are practicing it gives you holistic benefits. All you have to do is feel all the muscles that are getting worked up for physical benefits and focus on your breath to calm your mind with anxious, depressive thoughts bombarding you.

Homework

It’s really important to do your homework. Your first homework is to look up for yoga trainers that fit the type of classes you want to take. Word of mouth is the best way to find out about good yoga instructors around you. The next step is to see what kind of classes they conduct. Don’t worry you can always ask for a demo. The last step is to trust your trainer and believe in them and do your homework as they give you (if any). After all, you already did all the research and then joined their classes.

Remember, when you join a class, don’t consider it as a therapy, enjoy it as a part of your life and I’m positive that you’ll love it. 

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#04. 6 Simple tricks to a healthy lifestyle

It’s difficult for some of us to stick to a schedule, sometimes, we say “I’ll hit the gym tomorrow” and the next thing we know, summer is already here. Now, you’re thinking if it’s mandatory to work out an hour a day just to stay healthy? If yes, I don’t mind staying unfit. Let’s not do that. The following are some of the basic tips that will help you keep motivated to stay healthy without having to work out every day.

The stomach wants what it wants: Am I having enough food? Or am I over-eating? How am I supposed to know that? It’s really simple, just eat enough that you don’t feel hungry anymore. I’m not telling you to cut down on your diet or meal, just try to keep it moderate. A fluid (not water) along with your meal can really help with your diet. Also, eating on time is equally important.

Fruits a day, fatty-waistline away: Have as many seasonal fruits as you can. If nothing, you can have apples on a daily basis. Seasonal fruits are always recommended rather than having only selected fruits. Have fruits between your meals. The reason is simple every fruit has its own unique quality; like us, we all are unique individuals with different skills and expertise.

Good night, sleep tight: A good night’s sleep is very important to stay healthy and to carry out our daily work. The sleeping hours may vary from person to person. A salesman who performs physical work throughout a day might need more hours of sleep as compared to the one having a desk job. I believe 6 hours of sleep is a standard time to follow.  

Be mindful to be stomach-full: Have you ever noticed, it’s quite difficult to remember things we whilst you were multitasking. Make sure you don’t do that during your meal. Avoid chatting or watching videos on your tv, phone, laptops, etc. the nutrition that your body needs are in that food. Give a break to your hardworking brain. So, from here onwards try to have a meal in peace.

Measure your food, track your improvements: If you think diet is all about cutting down on your favorite foods, you couldn’t be more misguided. Diet nowadays mainly focuses on measurements. In simple words, if you had a cheese-loaded and dripping mayonnaise kind of pizza the other night, you need to avoid cheese, mayonnaise and other calorie-rich meal for the next day or two. Keep measuring.

Walk a mile or two: let’s face it if a diet is responsible for 80% of our weight loss regime. You need to follow the other 20% of the regime too. After all, we all know that the more you age, the less you should weigh. Just go for a brisk walk for 15 – 20 mins. That’s all you need to do. Walking works wonders.

It’s not necessary for you to join a gym and lift weights, some of us don’t like that and find it boring. In such cases, you can always go swimming, kickboxing, dancing, or any other physical activity that intrigues you. These are some of the small steps that you need to take for a healthy and peaceful lifestyle. If you follow these steps for at least a week then I’m sure you will definitely feel some positive changes within your body. If you do, don’t hesitate to write back to us.

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#02. Am I hurting myself when I think of taking revenge?

We, humans, are considered to be the smartest of all species. The only difference between us and other species is that we are blessed with the power to, first think and then act. In simple terms, we don’t need to be trained. Thinking of revenge might seem fair but if you think carefully it takes up most of your productive time to plan and execute, and even after that you have to make sure those things go according to your plan. What if it does not? Every minute of your time is wasted. Now, you must be thinking that how do I get back at them. Well, DON’T!

Why not, you ask? Simple, use that power to think and focus it on something productive. This will lead you to two things. One, you will eventually forgive and forget everything. Two, your focus will divert to more important things such as career rather than getting back at them. But then again I’m sure, you must be saying “easier said than done.”

Following are some of the tricks and tips that might help you get over those plans:

Indulge in some hobby that you love, it will relax your mind and since it would be something you’re really good at then it will definitely make you feel good about yourself. As a result, you will avoid hurting others around you and eventually build up good relations with them. How? You won’t be frustrated and angry about anything and won’t burst out on someone who had nothing to do with the matter.

Find a creative way to polish and improve your hobby by entering a community, gain more knowledge and use it to improvise every day. Connect on social media and engage with other individuals like you and collaborate with them. Trust me, it is fun.

Spend on supplies or maybe earn through your hobby. The choice is yours if you just want to keep going and not monetize your hobby, it’s entirely your decision. But, if you think you’re getting good at it and earn some extra cash, then, why not?

By the time you complete these three simple steps, you will be able to think rationally that was it worth spending my time thinking of something like revenge? you will realize that it’s a waste of time and most importantly bad influence on your health. Even if you don’t engage with your hobbies on a daily basis for at least an hour I’m affirmative that you will find a way to go about that concerned matter. I might have said forget about it but it was just a step to make your mind calm and think rationally about all the good things that are there to do, rather than wasting time on getting back at someone. It’s tough, I know, but not impossible.

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