Why am I so tired all the time? We bet you must have asked yourself this question umpteen times. Unfortunately, burnout, stress, depression, thyroid issues, anemia – the reasons can be endless, but finding a solution is most important. Still struggling to find it? Well, think no more, and say hello to yoga.
Yes, yoga is one of the best and the most effective ways to deal with fatigue. That’s why we have yoga expert Grand Master Akshar to tell you all about how yoga can work as a perfect solution.
According to Grand Master Akshar, the ancient science of yoga is a holistic tool for wellness. Yoga promotes physical, mental and spiritual well-being through the process of asanas, pranayama, and meditation.
“Yoga works on the aspects of the body, mind and spirit for your overall well-being. Asanas build your physical strength and flexibility, helping you move in new ways. Pranayama and meditation are ways to get you closer to yourself through breath and meditative focus,” says Grand Master Akshar.
He adds, “Many researches have been conducted that prove how practising yoga releases happy hormones in your system. This leaves you feeling joyous and energetic throughout the day. It brings calmness and balance to your mind, and allows you to regulate your emotions, and moods in a more effective manner.”
Stand with your back straight. Slowly exhaling, bend your upper body down from the hips, and touch your nose to your knees. Bring your palms on either side of your feet. You may have to bend your knees slightly. Gradually straighten your knees and try to touch your chest to your thighs.
Lie down on your back, fold your legs at your knees, and ensure that your feet are placed firmly on the floor. Bend your arms at the elbows with your palms facing the sky. Rotate your arms at the shoulders, and place your palms on the floor on either side beside your head. Inhale, put pressure on your palms and legs, and lift your entire body up to form an arch. Relax your neck and allow your head to fall gently behind.
Begin by lying down on your stomach, bend your knees and hold your ankles with your palms. Have a strong grip. Lift your legs and arms as high as you can. Look up and hold the posture for a while.
Get into marjariasana. Stretch your arms out in front of you and bend them at your elbows and interlock your fingers. Rest your forearms on the floor in front of your knees. Bend down and place the top of your head, or the crown of your head right in front of your palms. Lightly cup around your head to protect it and support your body. Slowly straighten your knees, lifting your hips from the floor. The crown of your head is supported by your hands, and your feet on the ground. Try to support your body on the ground, and take your arms behind your back and interlock the fingers of both hands behind your back.
Start in the downward-facing dog pose, and step your right foot towards the outside of your right hand. Bring your elbows down with your forearms flat on your mat. Spread your palms out on the floor, and keep your head in a relaxed position. Hold for 10 seconds. To release, exhale and straighten your arms to bring your wrists under your shoulders, and step back to downward dog pose. Repeat the steps on the other side.
As suggested by the yoga guru himself, you should always do these yoga poses on an empty stomach or keep a minimum of 90 minutes gap between eating and your practice. And the best time to practice is early in the morning, but it can also be performed in the evening.
“There are special asanas that are therapeutic in nature, which are used specifically for healing and treatment. However, these asanas must be avoided if you suffer from any heart-related conditions, hyper acidity, or if you are undergoing any treatments and medication. Avoid practising these postures during pregnancy, and if in case you suffer from indigestion. These poses are specifically for those who do not have any illnesses, and are robust in health,” he concludes.
So, it’s time to reboot yourself and stay charged all the time.