Attention, ladies! Yoga can combat ageing and keep your mind young too
Yoga can help women strike a balance to stay healthy.
A woman is an asset to society with her fourfold role as a sister, daughter, wife and mother. A woman has outgrown being a mere homemaker to being an entrepreneur, pilot, teacher and anything she wishes to be. Women are exploring their career opportunities even in male-dominated domains. While this empowerment is en route, there is an imperative need for her to have a balanced professional and personal life.
This may seem exciting and challenging initially, but as time passes, there are tendencies for a woman to consider it more of a burden than a responsibility. This entire process takes so much of her energy that she is left with very little time for herself. She is most vulnerable to stress and depression that results in ageing and loosening of skin. How does she combat ageing? There are ways to age gracefully and yoga is one of the best measures for that.
Also, yoga is not just for the body but for the mind too. Here are a few tips from which a woman can benefit:
International Yoga Day: Asanas For Women To Stay Youthful, Happy And Healthy
For A Healthy You!
Motivation: Listening to motivational talks helps one pull up her socks and get ready to face life with more confidence. Self-motivation is the best way to stay inspired and the difference that it brings in life is almost instant.
Reading: This is a habit that can do wonders to the human mind. This is not just a way to enhance knowledge but also reading something that interests you can immediately bring the stress down and provide a sense of relaxation and rejuvenate the mind. One can conclude these asanas with meditation and breathing techniques such as thoracic breathing exercises that give the ultimate rejuvenated feeling and help keep the body and mind youthful.
(The writer is the Chairman of Akshar Yoga)
NOTE: While every woman irrespective of her age can perform all these asanas, women with fluctuating blood pressure or those under medical surveillance are not advised to do these.