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How Do You Maintain a Balance in this Fast Pace World – Put Yoga in it

Updated on October 10, 2011
The body is like the ocean, rich with hidden treasures. Open up your innermost chambers and light its lamp. - Mirabai, the Essential Mystics
The body is like the ocean, rich with hidden treasures. Open up your innermost chambers and light its lamp. - Mirabai, the Essential Mystics | Source

Today things happen fast. We have so many communication devices, transportation opportunities and news channels, that at times we become bewildered and distracted. The speed of this world may at times make us dizzy and we forget to focus on what is really vital and important to us. To keep this focus in place, we need to set aside time and use techniques, which would help us to calm down and maintain balance in our lives.

Whenever we face problems, we experience stress. Stress causes both physical and emotional strain. At times of stress, your body produces more adrenaline, it is getting ready to fight or for flight. Most of the times we do neither, so this adrenaline has no outlet and we don't dispose of it. This adrenalin, which is produced during the time of stress, can stiffen your muscles and affect your well-being

Yoga is a powerful form of exercise which helps both the body and soul to calm down. Once you start practicing yoga, you will not be stressed anymore. As quoted by Amy Weintraub, yoga is the right way to help you out in situations where antidepressant and therapy has failed. It certainly assists you in keeping your body healthy and your mind free of tension.

Now, there are four essential and popular types of yoga. Let’s take a brief look at each of them, so you would be able to chose the one that best suits you.


Sanskrit Ashtanga Yoga

It is a six step yoga, where you need to go through six stages of yoga exercises. This type of yoga helps you to keep your nerves calm and working well. It detoxifies your entire body, helping you to fight back stress and infections when needed. The three stages of ashtanga yoga will lead you from healing your body to healing your soul by enlightening it with grace and power.

Ashtanga yoga has a fixed series of forms and provides deep meditation state and relaxation. It involves fast steps, and is comparatively difficult to learn. It is known to increase psychological clarity, strength and elasticity and a greater spiritual connection. It is also known as a stress and weight buster.

Power Yoga

Power yoga is similar to something like power nap, power lunch etc. This is short yet effective, and well-tailored for today’s lifestyle. It is modern form of fusion yoga and consists of 12 sets of workouts accompanied with few breathing exercises. It will help your waist becoming narrower and bones stronger. I personally love this one; easy yet effectual.

Bikram Yoga

With Bikram Yoga, you will be surprised to know what all it can defeat. It is considered to fight against stress, diabetes, digestion, injuries, arthritis etc. Also it is known to make our muscles, bones, heart, joints and inner organs stronger. Peculiar thing about this yoga is you got to practice the asanas in a hot and humid temperature. This is because the founders believe that in warm temperature everything can be remolded in a better manner. This form of yoga consists of a total of 26 postures and two breathing exercises.


Restorative Yoga


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      6 years ago

      interesting hub! I love yoga!

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks for your comment omilights and for sharing your experience with us. I do yoga too and it has helped me a lot, hence this article.

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      7 years ago from India

      Hi thanks for the hub. Actually I want to share with you all that I was suffering with Hypothyrodism and tsh has gone to 141. But after starting yoga it has come down to 1.9 and after three months of hard work in yoga I can say proudly that I do Yoga...


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