I always tell my family members to practice some asanas.If they feel physical asana daunting, they can try Pranayama. I am still to convince my mother to follow a regular yoga practice. She manages a perfect weight, no tummy or anything. She has hardly any motivation to work out. However, when I asked her to practice a little with me, I found her flexibility null and she was hardly able to bend in any asana.
I am now thinking of the ways to make Yoga practice a routine for her.
Yoga is about attaining unity within you. First you work with your body, then with the breath and then with mind. I believe physical health is a basic foundation for which we all should work.If you are healthy, you can concentrate on your mental health. Just imagine, feeling some type of pain in your back or feeling uncomfortable to sit down and you are trying to do meditation.
So here comes Hatha Yoga.Hatha is a sanskrit word which means force. According to some, the word ha means sun and ta means moon. Hence hatha yoga brings a balance of energy in you. Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga which emphasizes on physical exercise.It is a way working with body, making it more discipline, making it more healthy. Though Hatha Yoga includes physical asanas, it is not a exercise. Asanas or postures are the ways you redirect your energy while in given posture. A regular practice of Hatha Yoga prepares you to dive inside deeper. Once you are comfortable with your body, you feel a surge of energy. An energetic body is more welcoming towards mediation than a lousy one.
In short Hatha Yoga emphasize on asana and pranayam. It is a good starting point for a beginner where she understands more about the Yoga.
There are many benefits of Hatha Yoga which includes :
- Improve flexibility.
- Toning of body.
- Relieves Stress
- Improves concentration
- Improves immunity
- Strengthen muscles
If you are really inclined towards Yoga, you can start by joining a Hatha Yoga class.