Yoga With Props
YOGA with props is a form of Hatha YOGA that has an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in the performance of Asana & breath Control. The development of strength, mobility and stability is gained through the YOGA with Props practice. YOGA with Props (often making use of props such as ropes, chair, bolster, straps, stability ball, sticks, belts, blocks, blankets, toe spreaders, yoga wheel) aids in performing Asana. The props enable students to perform the Asana correctly, minimizing the risk of injury or strain, and making the postures accessible to both young & old. YOGA with Props differs from other styles of YOGA by three key elements – Technique, Sequence & Timing. It is very helpful if you are recovering from an injury. It aims to unite the body, mind & spirit for health & well being.
Aerial Yoga is a form of yoga that has postures and asanas that cant be usually performed on the yoga mat and with the help of some equipments is practised and performed in air. Aerial yoga requires a kind of string, a prop which can support up to 300 kilos of weight.The specific benefits of aerial yoga includes stretching the whole body, decompressing the spine, improving circulation, boosting digestion and lifting one's mood. In particular, Aerial yoga strengthens the core as well as the arms and legs, to support the body in mid-air. If you are someone who has long hours of sitting and not much physical movement during the work hours then the aerial yoga can come to your rescue because of the above mentioned decompressing effects it has on the spine.
This combination of traditional yoga asana and moves inspired by pilates, dance and acrobatics can be performed by people with any level of fitness, that is even kids and is even recommended for pregnant women under special care and proper guidance. The people who suffer from vertigo are not recommended to practise the aerial yoga as the flips and turns in the air can make harm to their body.
Yin Yoga helps to regulate the flow of energy in the body. It is a form of yoga where the postures or asanas are held for a longer periods of time typically for 3 to 5 minutes. It is slow paced than many of its other contemporary forms. It helps in stretching connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine) which improves your sitting durations. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone. It is all about the balance that you need in your physical and mental life. Some of the notable benefits that Yin Yoga has in store are:-
Better ability to sit for meditation
Release of fascia throughout the body
Better lubrication and protection of joints
More flexibility in joints & connective tissue
Increases mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips
There is a a kind of stillness and balance in this unique form of Yoga and practising it will bring the same in your life.
From your physical body to your emotional state, prenatal yoga is a key ingredient to a healthy, happy pregnancy. These nine months are the most crucial months of any women’s life and taking care of your mental and physical health during these days can help you in a healthy childbirth. Prenatal yoga focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength and flexibility. It does not consists of some complex forms rather it involves breathing, gentle stretching, cooling down and relaxation These prenatal yoga classes have great health benefits for a pregnant woman and their babies which include:-
Reduction in stress and anxiety
Increase in the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth
Decrease in lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breathe
Sometimes the physical, mental and the emotional changes that comes post the birth of a child can be challenging and handling them positively will help you and your newly born to a great extent. Postnatal yoga is the most natural and beneficial way to do so. With meditation, pranayama and various asanas postnatal yoga helps the new mothers in neck and shoulder pain, reducing fatigue from getting up to feed the new born every few hours and other emotional challenges of raising and taking care of the child 24 hours. Some of the more tangible benefits include:-
Strengthen and tighten abdominal and hip muscles
Restore and nourish the internal organs
Relieve back pain
Calm the nervous system
Strengthen and stretch the lower back
Boost the immune system
So, including Yoga in your daily routine whether in the prenatal or the postnatal stage will prepare you for the new and the most beautiful phase of your life.
Instead of giving your kids smartphones and other gadgets at a very young age give them something that will make their life healthy and focussed for a long term. Gifting them with a yoga session is something that will reap the benefits till their last breath. Kids Yoga helps arrest a child’s wandering mind and builds attention span and concentration power. It augments imagination and creativity of a child. Apart from this kids yoga helps in increasing the strength of muscles and breathing capacity of lungs.
Another important factor that comes into play is that the yoga will keep your child away from the digital chatter and distraction which otherwise have negative effects on the health of a child. It will eventually help arrest their obsession with TV and other electronic devices. Thus these kids yoga sessions can be used to boost the energy and confidence of your child in today’s pressure-cooker environment.
Physical well-being, lightness of heart, clarity of mind, inner and outer health, if there’s anything that can make you achieve these without any cost or medication or equipment its Pranayama. Pranayama is the ancient yogic practise of controlled breathing through various techniques. our conscious life begins with our first breath and ends with our last and so it becomes important and necessary that the oxygen be delivered to each and every cell of the body.
Practising Pranayama brings with itself numerous benefits that will help us improve our unbalanced and unhealthy lifestyle. This practise of exhalation and inhalation increases the nutrition reaching the cell and waste removal efficiency increases. The alternating squeezing and soaking process helps the lymph system in particular. Our lymph system is tasked with fighting infections and overall detoxification. A daily pranayama practice stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system. It increases your concentration and focus and helps you achieve the clarity of mind. Pranayama also helps in reducing the stress, anxiety and confusions. So, practicing Pranayama regularly will help you live a life with a peace of mind that every human longs for.
Meditation (Dhyana) is not just an exercise or some form of practice. It’s a way of life, an experience to cultivate the awareness and compassion and focus of your mind. Like you train your muscles to make them stronger you also need to train your mind to make it more aware and focussed and meditation is the best possible way to train it.
There are many forms and variations through which meditation can be practised but the most common one include focussing your mind on some specific object, thought, breathe or action. Meditation. Practising meditation regularly has immense benefits on your mental and emotional wellbeing. Meditation resets your mind to be more focussed, it helps you to be in the present moment and enjoy it. By practising this ancient art regularly you will be in a mentally clean, emotionally calm and stable state. Meditation is purest form through which you can achieve self-realization and enlightenment. Even the researches have proved the worth that meditation holds. A 2017 systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of meditation on empathy, compassion, and prosocial behaviours found that meditation practices can "improve positive prosocial emotions and behaviours".
So, in this fast paced world overloaded with work, stress and the digital chatter Meditation is your gateway to flourish the overall peace of mind.