The Main Principles Of Yoga
We are what we eat. What we eat really affects our mind and body. Eating in moderation only when we are hungry, taking time to chew food properly and having a positive attitude to food and its preparation. Bad eating habits can cause obesity, diabetes, and increase certain risk factors for stroke, heart disease, cancer and other health issues.
Breathing – Pranayana
Every single cells in our body needs oxygen and we all know that breathing is a natural reflexive action. Most of us go about our daily routine without being mindful of our breathing. We come into the world as good breathers; inhaling and exhaling from our abdomens. Over time, we unlearn this process due to adverse external influences such as stress. Through Yoga we will relearn that slow, deep breathing allows the abdomen to expand bringing into the lungs the amount of oxygen needed to nourish all the cells of the body. It also slows down the heart rate, relaxes muscles and calms the mind. When our breath is calm, our mind will be calm and our postures will be still and stable.
Relaxation – Savasana
When the mind and body are constantly overworked, their natural function and performance significantly decrease. An enormous amount of healing takes place when we relax and restore.