What is Yogic Diet? How to practice Yogasanas?

what is yogic diet

What is Yogic Diet! How to practice Yogasanas? 

In today’s life, Yoga is a common phenomenon you will see everywhere. I’m sure that you all

have heard about yoga. Today this ancient Vedic science has become a common way to cure the

bodies.

Nowadays, the majority of people are adopting the Indian sciences rather than those hard English

medicines. In this blog, I will discuss Yoga, the ancient Indian system of exercises.

Yoga is a popular Indian science which comprises exercises, poses and postures. It believes that

the body can be cured by doing different exercises. 

This vedic science uses different types of exercises to heal the body and eliminate diseases from

the body. Yoga is a branch of Ayurveda, the vedic medical science. It has evolved from the Vedas.

This ancient science was invented about 5000-6000 years ago. In ancient times, when there were

no machines or systems, people practiced Yoga, to keep their body healthy and fit. 

This vedic science is also used to unite the body, mind and soul. While to improve the

coordination between the organs of the body. 

Evolving from Hinduism, it was also majorly used in Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. The

Buddhist and Jain monks used this vedic science to keep their mind and body purified.


WHAT IS YOGA??

Yoga is an ancient system of exercises, postures and poses which are practiced in an order to

regulate the flow of energy in our body. It also unites the body, mind and soul. 

It majorly gets mentioned in Vedas. It has evolved from Vedas particularly, it is a part of Ayurveda,

but it is different from it because Ayurveda uses medicines and natural products to become healthy

while Yoga uses exercises to be healthy.

It was mainly invented by the saints of India. It was mainly invented for health purposes. If we see

in the Hindu schools, Yoga is also a Hindu philosophical school. It has evolved from the Samkhya

school.

Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna are the major gods in Yoga. Lord Shiva is said to be “Adiyogi” or the

first one to practice Yoga. He has invented Yoga and taught to different Sages and Saints.

While Lord Krishna is said to be “Yogeshwar” or the God of Yoga. He is said to be the Lord of

Yoga and the greatest practitioner of Yoga.

The main purpose of Yoga is to purify mind, body and soul by doing different exercises. It also

unites the body, mind and soul.

This Vedic science states that when an imbalance occurs between the body, mind and soul, the

body becomes unhealthy. Yoga believes that exercises have the potential to defeat any kind of

disease whether it is strong, weak, communicable or long-term. 

It can boost your immunity and prevent any disease from coming into the body. 

The Yogic school believes that by knowledge and meditation, one can achieve Moksha.

WHAT ARE YOGA ASANAS

“Asana” is a Sanakrit word which literally means a certain posture or pose of the body. So

“Yogasanas” are the poses of Yoga. As I told you above, Yoga is a system of exercises and

postures. 

So these exercises or posture are called Yogasanas. There are many types of exercises in Yoga.

For example, there are breathing exercises, standing exercises, sitting exercises and much more.

The most common and basic exercise of Yoga is the breathing exercises. Some common exercises

are Anulom-vilom, Pranayam, Padmasana and Surya Namaskar.


YOGA FOR THE CHAKRAS

In the previous posts, I have told you about the 7 Chakras and how important they are for us. In

this case, opening and balancing Chakras is very important. Here are some yogasanas for every

Chakra. 

  • Root Chakra 

  1. Vrikshasana (tree pose)

  2. Tadasana (mountain pose)

  • Sacral chakra

  1. Kagasana (crow pose)

  2. Trikonasana (triangle pose)

  • Solar Plexus Chakra

  1. Tadasana (mountain pose)

  2. Naukasana (boat pose)

  • Heart Chakra

  1. Gomukhasana (cow pose)

  2. Garudasana (eagle pose)

  • Throat Chakra

  1. Ustrasana (camel pose)

  2. Halasana (plough pose)

  • Third Eye Chakra

  1. Padmasana (lotus pose)

  2. Shashankasana (hare pose)

  • Sahasrara Chakra

  1. Pranayam (breathing exercise)

  2. Setu Bandhasana (bridge pose)


YOGASANAS FOR THREE DOSHAS

Yoga also believes in the existence of the three doshas in our body. When these three doshas are

balanced, our body is healthy. Yoga and Ayurveda work hand-in-hand, so Ayurveda uses some

Yogasanas for balancing the three doshas.

Here are some Yogasanas for every dosha.

  • Vata Dosha

  1. Malasana (garland pose)

  2. Dandasana (staff pose)

  3. Uttanasana (forward bending pose)

  • Pitta Dosha

  1. Balasana (child pose)

  2. Dhanurasana (bow pose)

  3. Garbhasana (womb pose)

  • Kapha Dosha 

  1. Vrikshasana (tree pose)

  2. Trikonasana (triangle pose)

  3. Surya Namaskar (sun salutations)

YOGASANAS FOR BOOSTING IMMUNITY

In today’s world, viral and bacterial diseases are common to see in daily life (some You can take

the example of a corona outbreak). The biggest reason for this is weak immunity to fight disease.

To fight these diseases, we can use Immunity as a key weapon. Now the main reason for the

weak immunity is eating foods which cause harm to our body. 

So if you become careful about your eating, you can surely improve your immunity. Here are

some Yogasanas which can help you to boost your immunity.

  • Viparita Karani (legs up the wall)

  • Tadasana (mountain pose)

  • Uttanasana (forward bending pose)

  • Garudasana (eagle pose)

  • Matsenyadrasana (fish pose)


YOGASANAS FOR OBESITY AND WEIGHT LOSS

Obesity is a major problem in today’s majority of people. As I told you above, immunity is very

important. But the majority of people have weak immunity. The main reason for this is obesity. 

The main cause of obesity is a wrong lifestyle. So ensure that your diet, food and lifestyle are

correct. Below are some Yogasanas for obesity.

  • Virabhadrasana (warrior pose)

  • Trikonasana (triangle pose)

  • Pawan Muktasana (air releasing pose)

  • Naukasana (boat pose)

  • Ushtrapadasana (camel pose)


YOGASANAS FOR DEPRESSION 

You all know that in today’s busy world, depression is the most common psychological problem

in people. Today every one person from four persons, suffers from depression. 

Because of the ups and downs in today’s world, many people become the victim of anxiety. Even

there are cases of suicide, where people attend to kill themselves just for small things. 

When any person’s wishes or expectations are not fulfilled, he goes into depression. Also when

people lose anything or any person from which they were attached very closely, they face anxiety

So attachment and expectations are the main cause of depression. Now Vedas state that a

successful man do not keeps any expectations or attachment to anybody. He lives on his own. 

So ensure that you don not get into the game of wishes and desires.

Also keep in mind that you are not attached to somebody very much as in future if he/she

leaves, you will go into the state of depression. 

Now here are some Yogasanas to release tensions and come out of depression.

  • Halasana (plough pose)

  • Ardha Chandrasana (half moon pose)

  • Bhramari Pranayam (humming breathing pose)

  • Daschimottasana (seated forward pose)

  • Urdhva Hastasana (mountain pose with arms overhead)


WHY YOGA IS IMPORTANT FOR HAPPY LIFE

We all know the situation of this world very well. Anger, stress and negativity are the symbols of

this world. In this world of success and failures, stress and anxiety are common in everyone. 

So what is the main cause of this stress?? Well if we find the answer in Bhagavad Gita, it says

that imbalance and indiscipline are the main cause of stress. 

In this fast-moving world, people don’t focus on their lifestyle, their diet and health.

Today’s people focus less on games and exercise and more on their work, study, TVs and mobiles.

Inadequate eating, drinking and sleeping, anger and greed; these are some main causes of anxiety

and stress. 

Being too serious is also wrong as it gives rise to anxiety which in turn becomes depression. We

focus on our normal intelligence, but we forget our emotional intelligence, while emotional

balance is more important.

Now by practicing Yoga, our ability of self-control and self-discipline improves in our life. Yoga

increases balance in our lifestyle. Balance gives rise to a perfect lifestyle. 

Also by practicing yoga, our sense of humor increases, which prevents us from being too serious.

It unites our body, mind and soul thus increasing our mental discipline. As it told you above;

balance, discipline, emotional intelligence; all these are important for a happy life. 

So by practicing Yoga regularly, we can get all these things. 

Now by practicing Yoga, people do some exercise, which improves the condition of their body.

From this way, they get some fresh air also which makes their mind peaceful and happy.


WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YOGA

IT GIVES WARMTH IN WINTER AND COOLING IN SUMMER

Yoga has a solution for almost every problem. It is a very vast system of exercises and postures.

There are asanas which when practiced, provide warmth in the body at the time of winters. While

they also provide cooling effects on the body at the time of summers.


IT LOWERS THE SUGAR LEVEL

There are Yogic exercises which are hard and need a lot of energy. These exercises provide a

burning effect on the calories in our body. Thus the excess sugar which is present in our blood

gets burned and hence it lowers our sugar level.


IT BOOSTS OUR STAMINA AND ENERGY

In ancient times, when there were no machines and facilities, people used to do all the work by

themselves. They practiced Yoga to improve their stamina and energy. Yoga has a lot of

exercises which can boost your energy and stamina by practicing them.


IT PREVENTS PROBLEMS OF BONES AND JOINTS

Bones and Joints are an essential part of our body. But many times due to lack of proper diet and

food, many people suffer from bone and joint related problems especially old people.

Osteoporosis and Arthritis are the common problems of today’s world. Yoga has provided many

types of exercises to make the joints and bones healthy and lubricated.


IT KEEPS MIND FRESH AND PREVENTS ANY DEPRESSION

As I told you above, depression is a very big problem in today’s world. When our lifestyle is

imbalanced and indiscipline; we face stress. Yoga is a discipline exercise, which creates

harmony in our body. It keeps the mind fresh and by following it our life automatically becomes

balanced.


IT IMPROVES THE HEALTH OF YOUR HEART

Heart is one of the most important body parts. Unfortunately, in today’s world, most of the people

face heart related problems like cholesterol, high blood pressure etc. These problems are very

dangerous as they can lead to disorders like Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest etc. People who

practice Yoga, have 60% less chances that they will face heart problems. Yogic exercises do a

good servicing of your heart.


YOGIC DIET

Along with exercises and body, Yoga also focuses on diet and food. It provides a full diet plan to

keep the body healthy. You can follow that diet plan and keep your body healthy. 

Those people who follow Yoga seriously, follow this diet plan.

Yoga’s first principle is non-violence. So the food which you eat should not be obtained by

non-violence. In simple words you should not eat non-veg. This food is harmful for our body.

You should only eat vegetarian food.

The vegetarian diet includes fruits, vegetables, milk, cereals, grains etc. The food should be

balanced. It should not have excess amount of spices, salts or sugar. Also the food should be

natural and organic.

It should not have chemicals or toxic substances in it. In other words, you should avoid the

packed eatables like chips, candies, chocolates or toffees. These foods contain chemical

preservatives which harm your body.

Always eat fresh cooked meals. Foods which are pale and have rotten should not be eaten or else

they adversely effect the body. 

At least once a week, keep a fast for a day. This will keep the body light and will prevent any extra

pressure on your digestive system. You can completely abstain from eating or you can take fruit

juices on the day of fast.


YOGIC DAILY ROUTINE

Like the food, Yoga also has a daily routine. Those people who follow Yoga, have a daily Yogic

routine. The Yogic routine is given below.

Wake up early in the morning. Those people who wake up early in morning start their day with a fresh

mind.


Do worship of God. When we remember God in the morning time, our mind becomes positive and our

day goes fresh.


Do meditations or chant rosaries. Meditation keeps our mind concentrated and focused. It also boosts

our productivity.


Practice Yoga for at least 1 hour. Practice Yoga for at least 1 hour so that your body will be energetic for

the whole day.


Keep eating in intervals of every 2 hours. In every 2 hours you should eat something. This keeps your

stomach full and your stamina high.


Sleep early. According to scientist, those people who sleep early, have a fresh and positive mind. This

keeps your body active throughout the day.

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