Kerala Yoga

The best way to create equilibrium in body, mind and soul one should create a habit of Yoga in his/her daily routine. The existence of Yoga originated in India.  An amalgamation of mind, body and soul is termed as Yoga. In the current days the type of yoga that is practiced is named as Hath Yoga has been solemnized by Patanjali.  Yoga helps in toning the muscles and provides flexibility to the body by involving the usage of various asanas and postures. Practice of Yoga in daily routine respites the body phusically and mentally. Yoga trainings focus on the process of breathing.  Yoga has been part of ancient practices in the culture of Kerala. Kerala is famous for its various yoga training centers thus attracting the people from all over the world to join these centers to learn Yoga. There have been numerous yoga centers in Kerala that have been opened in the past years. Practicing Yoga in the hands of nature and clean environment is also one of the major reasons that people join the yoga centers in Kerala.

To live a balanced physical and mental life one should bring into practice the use of Yoga. Yoga has been part of ancient India. The use of Yoga helps in keeping a check at the complete body thus helps in maintaining a perfect balance on the complete body that includes mind, body and soul. The other major constituent of Yoga is Meditation. Meditation provides a complete calmness in the mind by purifying the thoughts and thus helps to improve the way of thinking in the person practicing meditation. Meditation has direct influence on the thought process by terminating the negative thoughts to enter one’s mind.  The environment of Kerala is thus considered as best for practicing and learning yoga.

Kerala is considered as heart for yoga and meditation. There has been a marginal increase in the yoga and meditation centers that have been opened to help people enjoy a balanced life both physically and spiritually. There are numerous Ayurvedic centers in Kerala. These centers provide stay for those who have to come to learn and practice yoga in Kerala. Yoga is very useful in relieving the stress from one’s body. The combination of both Yoga and meditation helps to lead an excellent life.

Benefits of Yoga

Physical Benefits

  • Flexibility: This helps to relax the body by providing relax to body with the help of stretching. The body flexes thus helping the muscles and joints to be relaxed. As the time goes practice of flexibility shows positive sign in the relaxation of hamstrings, back, shoulders and hips.
  • Strength: Strengthening helps in balancing the body as one gets strong enough of managing the body weight. The various postures involved in practicing for strength are standing on single leg like a tree, posing like a downward facing dog. Slow movement in the postures helps to strengthen the body.
  • Muscle Tone: With the increase in strengthening the body thus gains the strength in the muscles that is also helpful in toning the body.
  • Pain Prevention:  Some of the yoga postures for flexibility and strengthening are beneficial in getting relieved from old back pain. The major reasons for back pain in today’s time is that people have started using computers for long hours, the time spent in driving has also increased. This is the source of making the spine stiff thus tightening and making the spine firm. The regular practice of yoga thus helps in the alignment and helping in reduction of various body and muscle pains.
  • Better Breathing: Yoga also has the lessons to teach the proper methods of breathing. One of the major breathing exercises is Pranayam that concentrates on the breathing process for the lungs that is an essential part of keeping the normal functioning of lungs that is beneficial for the entire body. Few of the other breathing exercises help in proper functioning of nervous system, clearing the nasal passage. These breathing exercises provide benefit both physically and mentally.

Mental Benefits

  • Mental Calmness: The asana in Yoga are extremely physically heavy. Since yoga requires a lot of concentration this further helps in coolness of one’s mind and soul. The yoga also helps in concentrating on the breathing techniques and also commences the modus of meditation which helps the calmness in mind by detaching the mind from exterior thoughts.
  • Stress Reduction: Involving the body into physical activities helps to distress body both physically and mentally. Since yoga involves lot of concentration thus it helps the mind to be calm and sets the mind free of outer stress.
  • Body Awareness: Since practice of yoga involves movement of entire body thus with passing time one gets aware of the comfort they feel on practicing Yoga on regular basis. Several postures in Yoga help in relieving pain from specific area of body.

Types of Yoga

  • Bikram Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Anusara Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Jivamukti Yoga


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