Planning to work towards great health? Here’s the ultimate cheat sheet to morning yoga&
When it comes to health, getting information from credible health experts and news sources should be a priority – the internet is filled with exaggerated, twisted, or simply fake myths, facts, tips and tricks, which, in addition to not working, could actually be destructive for your health and well-being.
Here, we share with you the key ground rules of practicing yoga, correctly and effectively.
The daily routine of the ideal yogi:
You snooze, you lose: If you’re serious about yoga, early to bed and early to rise will make you healthy, wealthy and wise. No seriously, this is a universal yoga adage. Begin your daily routine doing yoga in what our in-house expert yogis call fasting mode – on an empty stomach. Or, if you tend to get hungry in the mornings, practice yoga 3 hours after light refreshments, and 5 hours after full meals.
Level up: Yoga should be practiced on a leveled floor (i.e. not sloped or inclined) to ensure balance, stability and centeredness.
Get lit: Practice in a well-lit, well-ventilated room. Our experts recommend receiving the rays of the morning sun, so try to find a room with lots of windows and natural light.
Stay grounded: Rather, don’t. A popular misconception is that it is best to practice yoga directly on the ground – this can be bad for your posture, especially on a cement or mortar floor. Use an exercise mat, carpet or blanket instead.
Consistency is key: Practice it at the same time, every day. Try and integrate it into your daily routine. Do this long enough, and it will become a habit.
Riding solo: It is recommended to practice yoga alone, devoid of distractions, in order to enhance the focus. Yogis are encouraged to focus on their breath, and let thoughts pass in and out of the mind, without paying attention to any specific one.
Nature’s calls: If you need to cough, sneeze, urinate, defecate, or have a particularly troublesome itch, take care of it. Suppressing impulses can be distracting and unhealthy.
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