Discovering a True Yogic Lifestyle to Age with Grace

Discovering a True Yogic Lifestyle to Age with Grace

Brusting Some Common Bubbles

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could stop aging? Rather look a little more young? Or maybe still have that glow you used to have during your twenties? While you must be thinking Yoga can help you stop aging or can make you look young in a jiffy, Let's break it to you that it can’t. Below are some scientific facts you should know:

  1. Yoga can’t stop aging
  2. Yoga can reduce the signs of aging to a certain extent
  3. The aging benefits of Yoga come over a period of time and through regular, correct and dedicated practice

  4. Therefore, the next time someone tells you how they practiced yoga for a week and got rid of their wrinkles, laugh it off and continue with your asanas. While, we deny these short term gains we are sure that yoga does help you age gracefully by strengthening your immunity and helping you fight various age related illnesses for instance Myofascial tightening, stiffness due to decreased collagen,Tendonitis/Tendonopathy, Hormonal Changes/Hot Flashes, Blood pressure etc.
    So keeping this in mind, we at Adhiroha compiled a collection of Yogic practices that will surely help you age gracefully.

    RegularYogic Meditation

    Now this may seem simple but multiple researchers have shown that a break in yogic practice specially meditation can severely hamper its positive impacts. That is why sages used to meditate continuously without a break for multiple months or even years!
    While that may not be possible for us to make sure we see the effects of our practice, it is essential that we make it a point to not skip a single day of our practice.
    Another observation to aid this idea is studies show that stress speeds up the aging process. An effective way to reduce stress is to meditate regularly. A study says that practicing meditation on a regular basis protects our chromosomes from degenerating and thus puts a leash on the age clock.

    Regular Practice of specific Yoga Asanas

    This section is rather our personal favourite as it closely resembles the spirit of yoga in the realms of physical fitness. While multiple asanas exist for varying purposes, you could practice the following top 5 asanas regularly to make sure you age gracefully. These are handpicked by us to strengthen your immunity and control signs of aging:
    Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar)
    Meet and greet the sun every morning in a traditional manner to welcome unparalleled health and fitness. It is a simple but effective yoga asana that includes 12 poses in a sequential manner to lead your way to good health.Here are some key benefits of surya namaskar - Gives glowing skin, Keeps anxiety at bay, Complete natural body detox, Improves blood circulation, Strengthen bones, joints, and muscles. You could easily find an illustration on how to do Surya Namaskar online!
    Chair Pose (Utkatasana)
    This asana may seem easy but puts a lot of your muscles to use and increases blood flow in ways unimaginable. Find an illustration online and get to it. Some key benefits of Utkatasana include reduction of weight from buttock area, strengthens your lower back and torso, stimulates the heart movement and diaphragm.
    Trikona Asana
    Become a human triangle! Trikonasana will give your body a complete stretch, strengthen your muscles which expand and stretch with ease against the pull of gravity. Some key benefit include: augmentation of mental and physical stability, Opens up your groins, hamstrings, hips, calves, spine, shoulders, and chest with a complete stretch, Stimulates your abdominal organs, Cures anxiety and depression.
    Dolphin Pose (Ardh Pincha Mayurasana)
    Who doesn’t like dolphins? They are chirpy and happy mammals. This pose is also sure to leave you happy and chirpy.Opens your shoulders and hamstring to strengthen them and takes your mind and body to dive into the sea of fitness & wellbeing. It is a highly effective posture to build stability and strength.
    Kapalbhati Pranayama (Frontal Brain Cleasing)
    This ought to be the final breathing exercise to conclude a perfect anti-aging yoga session, regulat Kapalbhati is sure to give you thousands of benefits of yoga alone aging. Kapalbhati is a great way to keep your mind, body, and spirit healthy. It is the most important yoga asana that can help you in flattening your stomach and help you say goodbye to wrinkles. Ought of tons of benefits of Kapalbhati here are a few: For a bright intellect, Decompresses the cerebrospinal fluid and increases the massaging effect on the brain, Improves natural breathing,Increases core strength.
    Please note: Make sure you practice Kapalbhati in the right way! Please learn it properly from your gurus and if you do not have one then we are just a click away to help.

    Eight Right & Follow Yoga outside the mat

    The bible of yoga clearly emphasizes that yoga is a lot to do with ones lifestyle and the way they behave, act and live when not on the mat. So if after your yoga workout you eat tons of junk, sleep late and wake up even later, then the effects of your yogic practice will surely and significantly reduce. Hence, the key to aging gracefully lies in practicing yoga all the time right from eating to sleeping. Sage Patanjali said - food directly affects the mind. Eating a bowl of fresh fruits will have a completely different effect on your mind and body than eating a pizza with extra cheese. Similarly, eating fried food cannot give the body what a wholesome ayurvedic diet can provide. Thus, we at Adhiroha advice to follow a true yogic lifestyle and take special care of the food that we serve and ensure that you get the best and the most authentic ayurvedic diet at all times!
    Some other importance tips backed by science to age with grace Below are a few lifestyle changes you can adapt to stay healthy and age with grace:
    • Make sure you sleep on time and get adequate sleep of about 6 to 8 hours daily -Balance your stress levels by doing things you love.
    • Have a balanced diet with all nutrients and sources of energy
    • Drink adequate supply of water and stay hydrated.
    • Give your eyes and mind the rest they deserve by taking breaks in between work - Maintain basic hygiene wherever you are - at your workplace, at home and also personally.

    • In the end, the most important thing is to be young in spirit and heart, do what you want, feel special and bright everyday, and determine to live life to the fullest no matter what!

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