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Online yoga class is a real boon! We have just moved into 2022 with lot of hopes and aspirations. The year 2021 was very tough with the second wave of Covid-19 that had deadly effect on the people. Almost every other family suffered a loss of a dear one due to Covid-19. Actually, the effect of the dreaded pandemic affected all spheres of life physical, psychological and economical. So much so, one shivers in anxiety with the impending threat of Omicron variant and its aftermath.

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Online Yoga Class

 

Online Yoga is cool

A healthy life is a prerequisite for everything in life. Even if you are rich, you can not enjoy anything that money can buy if you lack a healthy body. Money is important but health is more important than money. If you are healthy, you can easily earn money, but if you are ill or suffer from over-weight or diabetes, even day to day management of your activities of daily living- ADLs is in jeopardy.

Yoga means Unification

Everyone knows about yoga. They read books on yoga, watch the ads in the social media Apps, discuss the merits and demerits  of different schools of yoga but do not practice it. Perhaps they feel the time has not yet come! They will send their wives and children to a yoga class but they themselves will not join! This is a classic case of ‘passing the buck’ to others.

Actually, taking charge of your life is yoga! I am responsible for everything that happens to me is the first step towards yoga. Online yoga class is a boon in the present circumstances as the pandemic has not waned in any way as expected and the need to build up one’s immunity assumes great importance.

Start your online Practice now!

An ounce of practice is way better than reading books or endlessly comparing the merits and de-merits of different schools of yoga! Rather than postponing, enroll now in a class and derive the benefits right now! Choose the time most suitable for your practice and stay healthy!

 

 

The immunity factor

Your immunity plays a major role in successfully warding off or thwarting the dreaded coronavirus infection. Let us face it: The virus is deadly because regardless of your physical fitness, it invades your internal organs.  It could be virus-induced pneumonia or other respiratory tract infection to start with.  Its spread is certain when your defense mechanism is impaired. Fortunately, there are specific methods available to bolster your immunity mechanism. Let us see the steps involved in strengthening immunity.

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Breathing exercises or Pranayama

Breathing is the bridge between the body and the mind. Have you noticed the change in your breathing when you are angry? It will come in short, sporadic breaths. Same way when you are scared or fearful due to panic attacks or stressful situations, your breathing becomes short and labored. On the other hand, when you relax and cool, your breathing is calm and smooth.

Deep Breathing is the Key

So instead of yielding to panic and fear, start breathing deeply during these stressful times to be on top of the situation especially when infected with the dreaded virus. Furthermore, becoming fearful of the infection makes you breathe shallow thereby reducing your oxygen intake and saturation.

Building up the immunity

The success of warding off the dreaded virus infection corona is your immunity against the invading virus. Regardless of your physical fitness, the virus attacks your organs. Furthermore, the spread of the virus is certain with your impaired defense mechanism. Fortunately, there are specific methods available to bolster your immunity mechanism. Let us see the steps involved in strengthening immunity.

 

 

A Vicious Circle?

Enter corona, you end up with impaired breathing, due to its deadly effect on the respiratory tract, mainly the lungs. Coupled with your fear, the breathing becomes further shallow. Other compounding factors like the fear of the disease itself, the present condition of hospitalization, expenses, and the lurking fear of death. Because of this fear, your oxygen intake becomes less, the might of Corona slowly strengthens its stranglehold of the alveoli in the lungs.  It is a vicious cycle as you can see.  Surely if your oxygen saturation falls below 92%, in the oximetry readings, you will have to go for oxygen supplementation. Therefore, break free from this vicious cycle by adopting these yoga techniques on deep breathing.

Three breathing exercises

Bhujangasan or Cobra Pose

Lie down on your yoga mat with your forehead touching the ground. Hands just below your shoulders and your pelvic girdle slightly elevated forming a V-shape with your buttocks raised. Your toes touching the ground outstretched. Three spots your body is touching the ground, namely your forehead, arms under the shoulders, and your feet outstretched. Take a deep breath and release…

Simha Kriya

Simha Kriya is a simple process of breathing out through your mouth in two ways. The first one with your tongue sticking out and the second with your tongue rolled over to your upper palate. Forcefully breath out through the mouth 21 times first with your tongue out and secondly with your tongue touching your upper palate. This is similar to Kapaalabaathy or the skull shining breath.

Deergha Swasam

Take a deep breath and hold as long as you are comfortable and release. Start with a small count of say 5 seconds and hold for as long as you are comfortable and breathe out slowly. Remember to do it at 70% of your capacity always. This means that if you can breathe in for 10 sec, do it only for 7 seconds initially and slowly over time build it up to 10 secs. Always start with a lesser count than your capacity so that you are always comfortable.

Online yoga class during the pandemic?

Yes, it certainly is the safest option. In the post-pandemic period, online yoga class is the safest option for keeping fit without the risk of being a carrier of the virus to your near and dear.  Can we conclude really that the pandemic is over and done away with? Of course, it is on the wane and is likely to reduce its spread.

Conclusion

We can say that regular practice of these breathing exercises goes a long way in strengthening your lungs. As a result, your oxygenation capacity increases. At Yoga Dhyan Center, we can help you learn the art of doing pranayama and the basic Yoga postures online so that you can safely do it from the comforts of your home. Please give your preferred time to join the online class.

Remember to do the following at all times: Learn to be mindful, practice social distancing, wash hands frequently, and deal with the present situation confidently. Thank you for taking time off to ready this. Remember to post your views and preferred time to join the online Yoga class in the comments section.

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What is yoga Nidra?

Yoga Nidra is a great stress reduction technique. Regular practice of Yoga Nidra brings tremendous calmness to the mind. In addition, it is a conscious letting go technique. Letting go is an attitude that helps you relax your always on guard defenses.  A conscious awareness practice that relaxes the spine. The student is an a supine position throughout the process.

Why do people come to yoga class?

People reach out for yoga classes for many types of health issues, both real and psychosomatic. Issues such as insomnia, overweight, stress reduction, improving concentration among other things. They imagine that joining a yoga class will solve their problems totally. Also, they will acquire a new body, mind, and soul-in short, a new self!

It is true to an extent. But wrong to a greater extent!

Believing that a new personality is possible as soon as you complete the class, is a pipe dream! To be sure, yoga is 99% practice and only 1% theory!  Actually, it is a hands-on method to take stock of yourself in your hands!

So let us dive right into it, okay?

Yoga Nidra Requirements

It is a guided meditative practice and there is no problem when you are in a yoga class physically as there will be a yoga instructor to guide you. You could also do it as an online practice as there are many Yoga Nidra guided meditation videos or voice files using which, you can be in the process.

Yoga Nidra is a powerful relaxation technique quite unlike any other such as meditation or breathing technique. It is a process of letting go that calms the mind, body, and soul. In addition, it gives an amazing feeling when you complete it. You would feel energized throughout the day.

There are 3 elements to the practice, namely physical relaxation, mental relaxation, and spiritual communion with your inner self. Feel it, actualize it rather than read about it!  Moreover,   it is a rare inexplicable experience!

If the reader wants to experience it, there are many options. Yoga International is an amazing site where there are so many variations of the Yoga Nidra Series available both free and premium only for the members. Try and learn to do it easily.

Good luck and enjoy.

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Yoga means union and yet there are so many different types of yoga practice available today.

Isn’t it bewildering for a person to decide which one to adopt? Nevertheless, look for a class where you live and join as soon as possible because an ounce of practice is worth a ton of theoretical knowledge. Yoga is a hands-on experience rather than theory.

Yoga practice

So many types…

Ashtanga Yoga, Anusara Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Jivamukti Yoga, Shambavi Yoga, Iyengar yoga, Power Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Vini Yoga, Kundalini yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, and Taoist Yoga  …the list goes on!

There are so many types and don’t worry, we are not going to explain the different genres or types here. On the other hand, we wish to point out that it is more important to do it than read about it.

Benefits of Yoga

Regular practice of yoga regardless of the type helps you improve your flexibility.  Not only that, but it also tones up your muscles for strength and vitality. In addition, your circulation and cardio health goes up by leaps and bounds! Besides Yoga helps you sleep better, improving your posture and energy levels.  Not to mention a decrease in anxiety and depression and a host of other health benefits!

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In gratitude …

Practice, practice, and practice!

If you want a beautiful flower, you need to prepare the ground, use manure and water so as to get the flower. Same way, yoga is a foundation the result being your flowering of peace and health.

The only way to improve your health and strength is not by reading books on yoga but by practicing diligently, day by day. The more you practice the better is the result that you want to show the world.

Thanks for reading this post. Take care and practice and look better. If you have any comments, please post them.

 

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