Yoga – A Safe Form of Physical Activity
Some exercise, such as running, requires series of forceful, rapid movements and maximum effort which can increase the risk of injuries and muscle tension overtime. It happens that strenuous exercise engages opposite muscle groups and thus causes imbalance. Yoga, on the other side, focuses on balancing every muscle group in the body and balancing the body and mind, too. That way, you are allowed to move without running a risk to hurt yourself. It is, therefore, recommendable for of physical activity for people who suffered some previous injury or illness.
The Benefits of Yoga
Yoga helps you live a fit life and solve various problems, such as being overweight, in a completely natural way. The safe muscle stretching practiced in yoga, will gradually turn into increased flexibility and range of movements. Besides, many yoga asanas can affect your muscle tone and strength, so there is no need for combining the gym with yoga. The flexibility, healthy weight and lowered anxiety will, eventually, lead to a better posture.
Can Meditation Contribute to Fit Life?
Yoga often includes meditation, and we rarely observe them as two particular wholes. Still, meditation, by itself has certain benefits that require to be talked about. It helps you get a good night sleep, which will make you more energized for physical activities. The lack of sleep can actually affect weight gain. Meditation and deep breathing can also improve metabolism and thus help you fight the extra pounds more efficiently.
There are some things you can combine with yoga and meditation to achieve even better effects. Yoga and remedial massage are the best blend. A massage before yoga helps stretch your muscles and thus makes your body better prepared for the session. A massage after creates a relaxing experience. Myotherapy is great for treating acute conditions, a wide range of muscular pain and prevention of injuries and pain. This can contribute to easier and painless practice of yoga. One of the amazing ways of relaxing and reducing the pain is floating therapy. The deep relaxation state which is being accomplished leads to reduced stress, stimulated blood flow and release of endorphins. This improves your physical performance and makes practicing easier.
Yoga is all about finding balance. Balanced nutrition, therefore, is essential. The discipline of yoga suggests that food is the creator of life force which brings us health and vitality. The food we eat should be made in a way that is not harmful, vegetarian diet is desirable. The meals should be prepared with love and positive energy.
There are many great recipes to try. Here, we will show you how to make two delicious shakes which will replenish your body with energy.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 handful organic baby spinach
- ¼ cup frozen pineapple
- ¼ cup frozen mango
- ½ cups banana
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (optional)
- Blend all ingredients until smooth.
- 1 scrambled egg
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ cup frozen red grapes
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- 3 ice cubes
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 1 cup almond milk
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Scramble the egg and cook through. After its cooled add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
All that is left is to enjoy your healthy, balanced and delicious life.