Yoga Workouts for a Healthy Lifestyle (Guest Post)

yoga workouts for a healthy lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is the need and wish of a person who wants a happy and satisfying life. It’s not a matter of how much you have. But how good you feel during your days and nights. If you feel stressed, less satisfied, and unhappy, then you need to add some yoga workouts to your life.

Fifteen minutes of yoga can transform your mood and bring you peaceful sensations. That’s why many health gurus recommend it. Yoga transforms many lives into better ones.

In this post, you will know undeniable reasons to add yoga to your lifestyle. Moreover, you will know breathing, meditation, and yoga poses. So, you can do yoga workouts accurately to get a healthy lifestyle. Keep reading further.

Core benefits of yoga no one can deny

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Yoga is the most flexible workout routine. A person can do it during any time of the day. Moreover, it does not require the best fitness equipment. Below here are the reasons that will compel you to set up a routine for yoga immediately.

  • Peaceful and holistic exercise
  • Burning of fats
  • Transformation of mood immediately
  • Normalizing body weight
  • Strong mind-body connection
  • Regulation of heart rate
  • Better breathing
  • Higher serotonin levels
  • A decrease in the secretion of cortisol (stress hormone)
  • Fueling metabolic system
  • Increasing gamma-aminobutyric (GABA) levels
  • Lowering depression and anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Complete awareness of sensations
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Increased self-acceptance
  • Improved concentrations
  • Guaranteed mental stability
  • Reduction of stress

The wholesome yoga workouts for a healthy lifestyle

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The purpose of yoga is only one—getting the perfect balance in life. For that, yogic gurus recommend three basic exercises.

  • Breathing
  • Yoga poses
  • Meditation

Let’s dive into the detail of everything. So, you can set up your very own yoga routine/practice.

Breathing

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You have to concentrate on your breathing to attract life force into your body. There are many exercises in yoga. However, the most common activity can take your 3 to 5 minutes.

Let’s begin!

  • Sit on the floor with legs crossed on each other.
  • Make your spine erect.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Close your one nostril with your hand.
  • Now, breathe-in and breathe-out slowly.
  • You must concentrate on every breath.
  • Hold your thoughts only to your breathing.
  • Do this for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • You will notice a change in your body after that.

The second most popular and recommended breathing exercise is also similar.

Let’s dive into detail!

  • Lie on the floor in a straight position.
  • Put your fingers in both ears.
  • Breathe-in and breathe-out slowly.
  • Focus on each breath.
  • Your thoughts must not go any other way.
  • Concentrate fully on each exhale and inhale.
  • Do this for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • You will experience a pleasant mood after this.

Yoga poses

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Yoga poses or asana relieve stress and body pain. These are simple postures that you have to perform. It will take your few minutes. But results will be splendid body conditions.

Let’s dive into the detail!

Shava asana (the corpse/death pose)

  • Put a mat on the floor.
  • Lie down on the mat with all your weight on the ground.
  • Your arms must be wide open.
  • Now, breath-in and breath-out slowly through your nose.
  • Concentrate on each breath. 
  • Put out every thought away.
  • Hold this posture for 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Come back to the seating position after that.
  • You will feel pleasant sensations in your body after that.

Bhujangasana (the cobra pose)

  • Lie on the floor on your stomach
  • Put your hands right under your shoulders.
  • Lift your upper body by putting pressure on your hands
  • Stress your spine, so it makes a curve.
  • Focus on inhaling and exhaling through the nose.
  • Concentrate on your breathing.
  • Let go of every thought.
  • Hold your posture for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • You must return to the lying position after that.

Adho Muka Savanasana (dog pose)

  • Put yourself on ‘all fours’ on the mat.
  • With your hands flat against the mat, spread your fingers wide apart.
  • Lift your body in a downward ‘V’ position.
  • You must inhale and exhale slowly through the nose (concentrating on each breath.)
  • Let go of every thought. 
  • Hold this posture for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Come back into all four positions.

Meditation

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Meditation is a time-tested practice for inner peace, strength, and improved concentration. It will take only 10 to 15 minutes. But you will get priceless rewards.

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Let’s dive into the detail!

  • Find a calm and quiet place.
  • Sit down while your legs crossed.
  • Now, close your eyes.
  • Breathe-in and breathe-out slowly.
  • Your thoughts must focus and center on one thing.
  • This focus can be on your breathing or a positive intention.
  • Perhaps, imagine beautiful flowers, scenarios, or ideas.
  • Concentrate on this one thought for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • In the beginning, try to meditate for two to three minutes without distracting your thoughts.
  • Gradually you will increase your meditation time.
  • Practice meditation for a few days, and it will begin to improve your clarity.
  • After regular practice, you will become able to remove all thoughts from your mind.

Wrap up

Yoga guarantees a healthy lifestyle that rewards the best. If you practice the tips provided in this post, you will have a pleasant mood, a peaceful mind, a balanced body, and flawless cognition. Try it for a few days. The result will compel you to make yoga as an essential part of your life. Have a good day, and work towards your success.

What are some of your favourite yoga workouts or meditation practices?

Author Bio:

Millie is a fitness consultant. Millie currently is associated with Xn8 Sports who specialize in designing, manufacturing and selling Boxing, MMA & Fitness gear, and accessories.

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Your credit score is your license to spend. A bad credit score can take away your ability to spend money on the things that you want. You could find yourself rejected when trying to buy or rent property, purchasing a car on finance and even when trying to take out a phone contract. Worse still, some employers are now running credit checks – which could mean losing out on a job offer.  Many things can lead to a poor credit score.  If you’re eager to improve your credit rating, here are 7 ways to overcome a bad credit score. Establish a credit history Many young people get rejected the first time they have a credit check, not because their credit score is bad, but because they don’t have a credit score. To obtain a credit score, you need to establish a credit history. If you’ve never had to pay bills before, you won’t have a credit history and therefore won’t have a credit score. Some creditors will still take you on even if you don’t have a credit score (e.g. phone contractors, streaming services). However, the likes of loan companies and mortgage lenders are unlikely to trust you without some form… View Post
A Full Guide To Learning Ayurveda**

A Full Guide To Learning Ayurveda**

Ayurveda has become very popular all over the world. In this blog post, we will take a look at the benefits of learning Ayurveda in further detail, as well as providing some useful information about it. You will learn why Ayurveda has become popular and why so many people are taking courses to learn more about it. The following is a full guide to learning Ayurveda and what you will need to know when enrolling in an Ayurveda or Yoga Diploma course. The Story Of Ayurveda  Ayurveda courses are often something that many people look for across the whole of the country and the reasons why are numerous. You may be looking to learn different forms of medical practice or Yoga to increase your knowledge, or perhaps you want training in Ayurvedic techniques to help treat ailments you, or a loved one, are currently suffering. From contraception methods to dealing with stress; Ayurveda covers all areas of health and well-being. But what is the history of Ayurvedic medicine? Etymologically speaking, the word originates from a combination of the ancient Indian words ‘ayur’ (life) and ‘veda’ (knowledge). It also arose from deep meditation and spiritual practice many thousands of years ago in India.… View Post
Coping with Post-Holiday Blues

Coping with Post-Holiday Blues

Do you find it hard getting back into the swing of normal life after the holidays? Most of us do to some extent. The holidays aren’t just a couple of special day after all. We spend all of December preparing, shopping, enjoying festive treats and events and getting excited for the holidays. You might start even earlier, and it can feel like you’re leading an alternate life in the run-up to the big day. Then, there is the weird week when no one knows what day it is, and the passage of time is marked by how many pieces of Quality Street are still in the box.  Suddenly, the tree is down, and we’re back to work/braving school runs and expected to return to normal, as though nothing has happened. Some of us find ourselves dealing with post-holiday blues and even depression. Here are some of the things that you can do to help yourself adjust back to your daily life, minimising the blues as much as possible.  Deal with Any Health Issues Sometimes, the holidays, highlight significant issues with our health and fitness we might have been ignoring for some time. When we’re looking at resolutions or reflecting on the year… View Post
How To Beat Your Winter Woes

How To Beat Your Winter Woes

The winter can be a favourite time of year for many people. Some people love putting on a bobble hat and going for a long walk in the cold air. And there is no doubt that that helps blow away the cobwebs. But many people do not like the winter weather due to increased illnesses, problems with cars, and how that can slow us down. Winter can be a bit of a miserable time for some. Not to mention, that holidays can be an emotional time for many people. However, it helps to remain grateful for what we have, acknowledge that there are people less fortunate and that with a little creativity and preparedness, you can make the winter more enjoyable. Read on for how to beat your winter woes! Prepare We should never fail to prepare, no matter what in life; it is always crucial that you prevent yourself from being late, any unexpected challenges that could throw you off course, and to avoid unnecessary breakages and problems for yourself. Many people prepare their cars and vehicles for the winter, by checking tyre pressure, and oil levels as well as keeping all of your car windows and windshields adequately… View Post
How To Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle Change (Right Now)

How To Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle Change (Right Now)

This time of year, you’re starting to think about what you can do to feel healthier and happier in the next twelve months. There’s nothing like the festive season and all of its indulgence to make you feel ready for a change in the new year. However, sometimes, we wait until January 1st to make the bulk of the changes we want to. Yet, you may find that it’s more natural and much more effective for you to think about doing that right now. Although you may want to enjoy yourself and relax a little over Christmas, you can still work in a bit of damage control at the same time. In short, there’s never a right time to adopt a healthy lifestyle, but there’s never a wrong one either. And so, opting to make a few changes today, and more in the future could be just what need.  But where do you start? When most people are looking to change their lives for the better, that’s where they fall flat. Sometimes, you might think that you have to wait until you feel ready, but that’s never the case. You can start whenever you want – including today. You just… View Post
A 12-Week Blueprint For Running Your First 10K Race (Guest Post)

A 12-Week Blueprint For Running Your First 10K Race (Guest Post)

I thought today’s guest post from running expert David Dack over at Runner’s Blueprint sharing a 12-week blueprint for running your first 10K race would be perfect for those looking to start running or participate in their first race! With 2020 nearly upon us, I know – what?! – I want to share posts about how to set (and achieve) personal goals for the new year. I am not big into the whole ‘resolution’ thing – if you want to change, you can do it whenever you like – however, I am big into embracing a growth mindset. I love running. I have been running for over twenty years and wholeheartedly can say it has helped me through many challenging times. So, here’s David! A 12-Week Blueprint For Running Your First 10K Race Planning on running your first 10K race but nervous because you have zero practical experience? No need to worry, my friend! I know. Training for the 10K when you’re a complete beginner can be tricky. With a little bit of consistency, motivation, and the right guidance, you can make it down the road. Without further ado, here are the tips you need to get race-ready in less than 12… View Post
Helpful Tips For Leading A Balanced and Fulfilling Life

Helpful Tips For Leading A Balanced and Fulfilling Life

Your wellbeing will fluctuate throughout your life, but you do not have to shrug your shoulders and learn to settle for a standard of health which is sub-par. There are always improvements that can be made to your lifestyle. As a result, there are always improvements that can be made to your wellbeing, even if your physical state and your mental state can both be unpredictable, at times. The best way to keep physically and emotionally balanced is to take care of ourselves. Let’s look at some ways in which you could start leading a balanced and fulfilling life. Picture Source Maintain a filling yet nutritious diet. Make sure you maintain a filling yet nutritious diet if you want to lead a balanced and fulfilling life. Fad diets will not benefit your long-term wellbeing. Restricting your eating habits might help you to lose weight quickly, but that’s not necessarily healthy. Instead of directly reducing your overall food consumption, you should lower your consumption of unhealthy, processed foods and increase your intake of healthy foods. You might already have a filling diet; it might just not be as nutritious as possible. To keep your dietary plan balanced, then, you should find ways… View Post
How Life Will Become Sweeter When You Cut Down On Sugar

How Life Will Become Sweeter When You Cut Down On Sugar

Have you ever tried to cut down on sugar? It can be challenging, as not only do you have to stop eating chocolate and other types of candy, but you also have to rule out a whole range of different foods that have a surprisingly high sugar quotient. Oh, and you also have to live without sugar in your cups of tea! So, unless you have the capacity and willpower to do so, we aren’t suggesting you give up on sugar full stop. However, what you can do is follow the previous link for some of the foods you might be able to eliminate from your diet, and you could also think twice when choosing snack items from your local supermarket. Not every snack needs to be coated in chocolate or loaded with sugar. Here are some snack ideas to prove it.  Your life will become sweeter if you do cut down on sugar, and these are the reasons why. #1: You will have fewer cavities A no-brainer, of course, as you should already know sugary items are the biggest causes of tooth decay and painful cavities. Sticky sweets and cakes are the worst, as not only do you harm your teeth with every… View Post
Three Tips To Respond Effectively (Instead of Reacting)

Three Tips To Respond Effectively (Instead of Reacting)

One of the things my late father used to repeatedly tell me was how reactionary of a person I was. I am a highly sensitive person and empathetic to what I used to think was a fault and so most interactions would result in a kneejerk reaction from yours truly. I lacked the insight to respond effectively (instead of reacting). I’m also a sarcastic person, so at times my quick-witted retorts would garner me some positive attention. via GIPHY A confusing paradigm for a person who relied so heavily on the approval and appraisal of others to feel good about being me. My need to react felt like something I would never be able to control and it got me into many situations that I didn’t need nor want. The thing is, all behaviour is a choice. One of the few things we have control over is how we choose to interact with circumstance. Most of us will react to a situation only to play out how we could have handled it differently. Sometimes for better, others for worse. If we become aware of what’s happening before we act, behaviour becomes a function of choice rather than a result of… View Post
Four Things You’re Giving Up When You Quit Drinking Alcohol

Four Things You’re Giving Up When You Quit Drinking Alcohol

Always do sober what you said you’d do when you were drunk. That’ll teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway “Don’t you miss it?” — the question I’ve been asked a bunch of times since I quit drinking alcohol. “Sometimes, but not really.” — my usual response. “Well, you’re much more driven than I am, I couldn’t quit drinking, I love my wine too much, how do you stick to it?” — the question I’ve been asked at least half a dozen times since I quit drinking alcohol. “Have you ever had a wine hangover? Thinking about that makes the thought of drinking pass pretty quickly. I guess I’m motivated by waking up clear-headed, feeling rested, and without a head full of anxiety.” -my usual response. So many people view giving up alcohol — or anything really — as being deprived. And I suppose by nature abstaining from anything could be considered deprivation. Or it could be viewed as the opportunity to gain something else in its place. It’s merely a matter of what your relationship is with that something that determines which end of the spectrum not having it will fall. I don’t view giving up alcohol… View Post
New Ways Can’t Open Old Doors

New Ways Can’t Open Old Doors

Did you read that title correctly? Did I write that title correctly? Isn’t it, “old ways won’t open new doors”? But I saw this quote a few times last week and thought it was the universe’s way of letting me know I had to at the very least think about it. The more I thought about it, the more I thought about how my mind wanted to read it as, “new ways can’t open old doors.” When I wholeheartedly decide to make a change in my life – commit to it full-throttle – I find that I can’t go back. Sure, I could go back, but something inside of me always reroutes my urge. For example, when I decided to give up alcohol for good, I took it one day at a time and made a pact with myself that I would not allow the overwhelm of saying, “I’m never going to drink again.” I know that I don’t want to and for the first six months that was enough for me to stick with my commitment. Now, 19 months in, I find that I no longer have the impulse to have a drink when I’m stressed or upset. The… View Post
Thirteen Ways To Combat Depression

Thirteen Ways To Combat Depression

Depression. It’s not a word that is much of a secret anymore. You hear it thrown around social media or magazines, and you hear all about it when it comes to Mental Health Week. The media make it look beautiful and sad, delicate – like glass. The thing is, it’s those who suffer from depression that know it for what it is – crushing. Difficult. Challenging. Scary. All of the words that make you feel out of control and worried surround depression, and it’s something that can be so debilitating. It can stop you from feeling any form of happiness, and even when you can’t figure out the source of your depression, it’s still there. It still hangs over your head like a fog that won’t go. Depression stops you from living. It can stop you from leaving your house, and it can fuel anxiety. It can make you feel physical symptoms, to the point that when you decide to go ahead and get some help, you use an online doctor service because the idea of leaving the house and having to face people is just too hard to bear. It’s not just like feeling sad when you miss the bus. It’s a… View Post
The Confusing Cognitive Distortion of Quitting Drinking

The Confusing Cognitive Distortion of Quitting Drinking

When you quit drinking, you stop waiting. -Caroline Knapp, Drinking, A Love Story In most facets of life, we are encouraged to not think in polarised – black and white or ‘all-or-nothing’ thinking. These are formally known as cognitive distortions Cognitive distortions are ways that our mind convinces us that a particular belief about ourselves is true, despite contrary evidence that it is not. Living in the grey is logical for most of life’s wonderment. We have to be flexible and open-minded to live in contrast and to attain personal growth. This is true except for that which does not positively serve you. If you want to honour your highest self – your soul consciousness, aka you who is always there, but often disconnected due to your Ego’s interference – you must choose things that serve you and enable you to grow in positive alignment with your path. When it comes to alcohol (or anything that is an addictive component in your life), living in the grey is not an option for some people. So, it’s a confusing cognitive distortion. via GIPHY One cognitive distortion for some drinkers is that they can limit or cut back on how much –… View Post
When Not Drinking Makes Others Uncomfortable

When Not Drinking Makes Others Uncomfortable

When I decided to stop drinking, I understood that coming as a shock to people who know me. I had always been down for cocktails, wine, and drinking socially (and non-socially). So, when I would meet up with people and the conversation of alcohol came up, it would be a needle scratch on the record moment when I would order a diet soda instead of a large glass of cabernet. “ARE YOU PREGNANT?!” No. “ARE YOU DYING?!” No, I mean – we all are, technically, but not yet. “ARE YOU ERIN?!” Now, that’s just rude. I expected this knee-jerk reaction from people who had ever spent any amount of time with me. It was a shock to their system in addition to mine. Then comes the secondary questions: “ARE YOU AN ALCOHOLIC?!” I prefer to not label it as such, but my relationship with alcohol was no longer working for me. “WHY DON’T YOU JUST CUT BACK?!” Been there, done that. It didn’t make sense just to cut back. “ARE YOU NEVER GOING TO DRINK AGAIN?!” I am not a psychic. If I could predict the future, I would have far more interesting insights than whether or not I’m ever… View Post
Happy Sober October!

Happy Sober October!

Does the thought of this gif make you not want to try a month of sobriety? via GIPHY It doesn’t have to be that way (and spoiler alert: it’s not!). For me, every month is a sober month. But for others, Sober October is a month to hit pause on the booze and explore life without hangovers for 31 days. What is Sober in October? Sober October is a charity event where people agree to go alcohol-free for the 31 days of October while raising money for organisations such as MacMillan Cancer Support. The challenge isn’t about giving up drinking for life (although, some people ultimately choose to!). The Sober October challenge encourages a change in drinking habits and to explore how the behavioural lifestyle change could reap long term health benefits. I may be a bit biased (ahem), but life without alcohol is pretty enjoyable. I highly encourage giving it a try. And believe me, when I say this; if I could give up drinking alcohol for the past 576 days, ANYONE could give it up for 31! I’ve decided to dedicate the month of October to offering support to those looking to change their relationship with alcohol. This… View Post