Look younger with Yoga!

There is only one science in the whole world that can actually make you look younger with time – Yoga. The ancient mystics developed this science using secrets the common people had no idea about. They meditated for long periods of time and understood the physical and psychological aspects of man long before modern medicine and psychology even came into existence.

The Yogis – mystics practicing Yoga – were unique in that they were more interested in finding solutions to a problem than trying to analyze it too much. They understood that if the same amount of energy was spent on the solution, rather than the analysis of the problem, then man would benefit from it much more.

This is why the science of Yoga emphasizes practice and not theory. It focuses on doing rather than thinking. Yogis had understood that the human mind is the greatest trickster and that it always prefers to think about problems rather than actually move towards solutions. Hence, the techniques of Yoga don’t use the mind at all. They bypass the mind and offer simple solutions to the most complex of problems like stress, depression, boredom, lack of energy and all forms of physical disease.

There are three reasons why a body ages – the effect of mental stress, the growing inefficiency of various internal organs with time, and finally the build-up of toxins (impurities) due to these two above factors making your whole system sluggish and diseased as time goes by.

Yoga has developed many techniques by which stress is reduced immediately. There are also other techniques that apply pressure on the internal organs, literally giving them a ‘massage’. This stimulates the organs and keeps them rejuvenated and young. Practically every technique of Yoga is nothing but a detoxification process – a method to smoothly remove impurities through natural means. So start with a few simple but powerful methods which, if practiced regularly, will make your friends and family wonder how your face has suddenly begun to glow, and how your figure is looking younger day by day. Make sure you practice these on an empty stomach, preferably in the mornings. All the best!



First Aasana

  • Sit with your back straight, legs stretched out. Bend right knee.
  • Place the right palm slightly behind the level of the hips.
  • Bring left hand to the outer side of the right leg and place beside right ankle. Look over shoulder.
  • Hold for 10-30 seconds, breathing normal.
  • Repeat on the other side.
Second Aasana

  • Lie flat on back, arms beside you.
  • Bend your right knee to chest, foot pointing forward.
  • Interlock the fingers below the knee and bring the knee close to the chest.
  • Hold the position for a few seconds and relax the back.
  • Go back to start position
  • Repeat with left leg, then go back to start position.
  • Now draw both your knees to your chest.
  • Hold the position, breathing normally. Try and relax the back.
  • Come back to start position.

Third Aasana

  • Lie flat on your back.
  • Bend your knees and place your feet near your hips.
  • Place your palms underneath your shoulders with your fingers pointing towards your feet.
  • Raise your hips.
  • Arch your back, shifting your weight onto your hands.
  • Pushing up, raise your head and upper body as far as you can.
  • Hold for 10-30 seconds breathing normally.

Fourth Aasana

(A)

(B)

(C)

  • Lie flat on your back.
  • Bend your knees and place your feet near your hips.
  • Place your palms underneath your shoulders with your fingers pointing towards your feet.(See A)
  • Raise your hips. (See B)
  • Arch your back, shifting your weight onto your hands.
  • Pushing up, raise your head and upper body as far as you can.
  • Hold for 10-30 seconds breathing normally. (See C)

Fifth Aasana

  • Sit back on your heels as shown, place palms on knees as shown, keep back straight, close your eyes.
  • Exhale forcefully and rapidly through the nose in quick succession, pulling the stomach in towards the spine as you exhale. Inhalation will be automatic and passive between every two exhalations.
  • Practise 50 exhalations at a stretch.
  • Repeat 3 times

Sixth Aasana

  • Add two teaspoons of salt to 2 liters lukewarm water and drink at least 6 glasses at one stretch.
  • Make sure your hands and nails are clean. Stand near a sink with your legs apart, back bent forward. Place index and middle fingers in the mouth and rub the back of the tongue. This will induce the vomiting process and the water will gush out of your mouth. Ensure that all the water comes out.
  • Relax, you can lie down if you want, and practice deep breathing for a while.

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1 Response to “Look younger with Yoga!”


  1. 1 jindi December 30, 2009 at 11:01 am

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