Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.The Bhagwad Gita
Everyone can practice yoga, from the young to the old. Only laziness stands in the way.
In this post I would like to discuss about importance of yoga and walking and how it helped me in leading a stress free and healthy life.
Do you wish to live a life where anxiety stays at bay and you are able to smile even through the tough days? All this is very much possible when you say yes to yoga. The best of life is just an effort away when you resolve to work to be your active self, absolutely in shape both physically and mentally. I have learnt all these from my father. He is full of life. He is hale and hearty at the age of 72. He is my role model. He has always maintained himself so well that now also he can eat butter generously.
We reap the physical benefits of regular walking and yoga, we strengthen the heart, burn calories, lower risk of disease, increase circulation and improves stamina. Walking is a weight bearing exercise that helps build bone density. We receive natural dose of Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. With integration of yoga pose, we begin to build strength, improve stability and increase flexibility and most importantly you don’t have to go to beauty parlour for facials!
Few years back when I started taking my health for granted, my blood pressure, cholesterol, Triglycerides increased and thyroid levels started to look worrisome. I rushed to a doctor who advised me to start medication. I requested the doctor to give me one month time I will make efforts to make all the parameters normal. Initially the doctor refused but then relented. I knew where I was going wrong. I made a time table and started following it rigorously. I used to start my day with 1hr 15 minutes brisk walking followed by 1 hr rest and then 1 hour yoga session. I started taking a balanced diet and cutting down on oil. Within 15 days my blood pressure came down to normal and within one month thyroid level also became normal. We should include vegetables, fruits and sprouts in our diet. After that scare, I’m following the routine and leading a healthy life.
To keep up good health, it is absolutely necessary for one to indulge in physical activities which help in reducing stress, provides a healthier and better outlook and also increases the body’s resistance against complications like heart problems, high Blood Pressure.
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