Staying Young with Yoga and Meditation is Easy!

Aging – a dreaded word for all! However, it is an inevitable natural occurring in everyone’s life. Still most of us would do anything to stay young for a long time.

Is it possible to delay the process of aging? Of course! The following ways of life will help you achieve your goal:

– Practice Yoga
– Meditation
– Ayurveda

Here are some tips you can follow for the same:

Pranayama

Yoga and pranayama are enormously beneficial for human mind and body. Many of the poses are specifically targeted towards anti-aging effects on body. These can help you stay young longer if you practice on a regular basis. So start practicing the poses from today:

Simhasana

Also referred to as the lion pose, this asana is known to produce maximum number of anti-aging effects on body. It helps in reducing tension on face and chest. It will boost the functioning of a sluggish thyroid gland to fight off aging effects. Simhasana also works towards stimulating platysma. This is a flat thin muscle lying in front of the throat. The action will preserve its firmness during natural aging process.
Regular practice of simhasana will also help getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles. The neck stretching effect during the asana will keep the area taut and supple for a long time. It also reduces excess fat on the neckline and keeps neck muscles from sagging.

Hastpadasana

This is the standing forward bend yoga asana that prevents inflexibility / stiffness of the spine, one of the major effects of aging. Hastapadasana is very helpful in energizing the nervous system.

Veerbhadrasana

This is warrior pose which will strengthen and tone your arms, legs, and lower back.

Adho Mukha Svanasana

This is downward facing dog pose and works towards improving circulation in the body and digestion. Aging makes limbs flabby. The pose will help you to trim and tone them. Regular practice of adho mukha svanasana will also reduce anxiety.

Dhanurasana

(Bow pose) Tones arms and legs muscles which tend to get flabby with age.
Energizes the body by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system.
Strengthens and relaxes the spine.

Kapalbhati Pranayama

This is a very powerful ant-aging yoga asana to practice. It is also known as the skull shining breathing technique. Regular and correct practice of this pranayama will keep stress at bay especially the stress experienced by eyes which helps tackle dark circles. There are a number of other benefits of practicing kapalbhati such as rejuvenating the brain, energizing nerves, calming and uplifting effect on mind. It boosts memory, enhances flow of vital energy (prana) within body and most importantly, imparts that much desired radiance to the face.

Meditation is Important

Research and studies have revealed that stress is the major cause of accelerated aging process. You can reduce it by practicing meditation on a regular basis. Practicing meditation regularly will protect body’s chromosomes from degenerating. This will freeze the age clock for a long time.

Some Lifestyle Tips to Stay Young

Apart from practicing yoga, it is crucial to make some lifestyle changes to stay young. Some of these include healthy food habits, exercise, adequate sleep, and relaxation. Start with drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water stay hydrated. This will flush out all harmful toxins from the body and impart a healthy glow to face.

When you are too busy at work, it really helps to take short breaks (2-4 minutes) and stretch your arms and legs. The action will enhance blood flow and prevents stiffening. Your eyes work a lot. So it is important to give them some rest. Try to close lids at regular intervals. It will keep your eyes lubricated. Do not compromise on sleep. Get at least 6-8 hours of sleep every day. This is important to keep you active all through the day.

Last but not the least, it is important to feel young at heart. So set some goals, laugh a lot, feel child-like and smile as often as you can.

Wrapping Up

Although it is not possible to defy aging forever, slowing down its progress may be the way to stay young. All you need to do is practice yoga and adopt a better lifestyle.

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