Yoga is an eastern bodywork form that has gained popularity in the last decade. This deep-rooted, ancient form strives to bring harmony to all aspects of your being. In Sanskrit, Yoga translates as ‘to join, unite or yoke together’. Yoga has multiple aspects apart from the asanas. An integration of meditation, energy flow, healthy diet and an evolved lifestyle are also an essential part of the Yogic path. If the asanas and the mindful breathing are practised in a natural setting, then Yoga favours the being greatly. A grounded focus along with a quiet mental strength is achieved that establishes a spiritual awakening. This elevated state of mind keeps one rooted without letting one sway amidst the stress currents that are encountered daily.
Dharana at Shillim, a holistic retreat centre has ancient, eastern philosophy at its heart with a strong inclination towards Ayurveda. The Dharana Way of life helps in balancing the internal and external well-being through its wellness programmes. The experts here practise a consultative approach as it is the foundation for any form of permanent healing. Yoga is one such aspect that corrects your body form without any invasive technique. The asanas and the breathing technique allow the body to become more flexible, improve concentration and encourage deep, mindful breathing. There are certain asanas which prove more beneficial in correcting (or in some case preventing) certain discomforts within the body.
Tadasana (Mountain pose):
This asana pose is practised at the beginning of the Yoga session to warm-up your body. It helps in stretching of muscles and increase concentration. You need to properly balance your body weight on one leg for quite a while which helps in improving your body posture. When you deeply concentrate on your breath it helps improve your focus and being present in the moment.
Utkatasana (Chair pose):
The position of this asana is like sitting on a chair without using a chair which needs power to balance, therefore it is also known as ‘The Powerful Pose’. It is an exercise for reducing the pain in spine and chest muscles. It also helps in strengthening your lower back and torso.
Trikonasana (Triangle Pose):
Unlike all the other Yoga poses, this pose requires your eyes to remain open so you can maintain the balance. Your body bends on one side with the other hand upwards, this helps in increasing your flexibility and digestion process. It also helps in improving stamina and burns fats excess fats.
Adhomukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose):
This asana lengthens and decompresses the spine, it is also performed as a part of Surya Namaskar. It plays a vital role in relieving stress and improve your immunity. In this sedentary lifestyle everyday becomes tiresome, by practicing this asana you can relieve everyday issues like back pain, headaches, or even issues like fatigue and insomnia.
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose):
When you practice yoga you need immense focus and dedication towards mindful breathing. This pose resembles the structure of a bridge with the support of shoulders. This asana relaxes your body, stretches your muscles, alleviates depression and stress to a great extent. It is also therapeutic for sinusitis, hypertension and osteoporosis patients. It is highly recommended for pregnant women.
A yoga session early in the morning, amidst Nature can be a phenomenal experience. The crisp, fresh morning air, the soft sunlight and the nature sounds just enhance the benefits of Yoga. Experience this rejuvenating yoga session with experts from Dharana at Shillim, a wellness retreat in India. The might of Yoga awaits to heal your being.