Yoga and Healthy Lifestyle

Daily Yoga     

  “Yogah citta vrtti nirodhah” Pathanjali yoga sutras

 Yogah citta vrtti nirodhah denotes the Sanskrit definition of yoga which means cessation of modification of mind.

Yoga defines a life style modification. Yoga leads to a healthy lifestyle. In the current scenario or in this contemporary era it’s a sedentary lifestyle. Busy schedule of the people without any physical activity leads chronic lifestyle disorders like diabetes mellites, hypertension , hyperlipidemia , CVD ( cardiovascular diseases) etc. So it’s mandatory to keep a healthy regimen for the everyday life.

Healthy Lifestyle

What is healthy lifestyle? Healthy lifestyle is something which we create our-self.  This includes

  • Waking early morning
  • Drinking water
  • Exercise/Yoga
  • Balanced diet
  • Avoiding unhealthy food
  • Eat on time
  • Avoid overeating
  • Good sleep

These are considered as the fundamentals for a healthy lifestyle. Here we can discuss about the principles of yoga and also the yogic management for a healthy style.

Yogic Management

“It is health that is real wealth not pieces of gold & silver”  – Mahatma Gandhi

Yoga is one such exercise that does not have any age restrictions. It is simple yet effective. Yoga derived from a Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means ‘to unite or to integrate’. It is a 5000-year-old Indian ancient and ascetic discipline. Yoga is an art which works on physical & mental health. It’s the only technique which concentrates on breathing. So yogic way of life is essential for a healthy lifestyle.

Physiological Benefits of yoga 

  • Improves the lung capacity
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Improves quality of sleep
  • Enhance endorphins and reduce   Stress hormones.
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Helps in lowering blood glucose level
  • Helps in boosting immunity

Yoga is a simple and accurate way to improve or modify the lifestyle.Just spend half an hour to on hour session everyday. Make it as a daily routine. Feel the changes within our body .

Yogic techniques for the daily routine

Let’s see some of the yogic techniques for the daily routine.

  1. Sukshma Vyayama / Loosening Exercise

Sukshma Vyayama otherwise called as loosening exercise mainly done to loose down or reduce the siffness of each joints.

Benefits of loosening exercise

  • Relaxes the joints and muscles
  • Increases flexibility
  • Reduces muscle stiffness

2. Pranayama / Breathing exercise           


Benefits of Pranayama

  • Improves lung capacity
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Promotes mental stability
  • Improves blood circulation

3. Surya Namaskar

Benefits of Surya Namaskara

  • Improves sleep quality
  • Facilitates good metabolism
  • Detox the body
  • Increase the energy level
  • Reduce weight gain


  • Asana mudra banda pranayama( APMB book)

How Yoga Helps To Improve Concentration And Focus

Yoga for concentration


Yoga the ancient art derived from the Sanskrit term “yuj” means ‘union’ or ‘merge’.Yogic science teaches us to get relaxed physically and mentally.Mental and physical health is equally important .Both should be equally maintained. Yoga is the science which teaches us about mental health equally proportional to physical health. A calm mind will be able to concentrate or focus much better. So concentration is very important in our day today life.

According to the Pathanjali yoga sutras concentration , dhyana defines as

“tatra pratyaya-ikatānatā dhyānam”

The meaning of the above sloga is uninterrupted flow (of the mind) towards the object  is contemplation. Dhyana is the continuous flow of cognition toward that object. Concentration is important while doing any sort of work. For students concentration is important for learning. To do our daliy work concentration is important. When concentration improves our self esteem and confidence will improve.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increasingly affects our population as cell phones, TVs, tablets, laptops, and social media absorb our attention and distract us from being fully present in our day-to-day lives. Mostly ADHD is affecting with the growing children . It’s important check it priorly and start proper care and treatment for the children with ADHD. Another important disorder is dyslexia which is the learning disorder, difficulty in learning. Through meditation and yogic techniques pranayama we can improve the concentration and memory power.

Asanas the steady and comfortable postures for improving concentration


Benefits of vrikshasana

  • Improves concentration
  • Improves memory power
  • Improves flexibility
  • Promotes balance



Benefits of tadasana

  • Improves balance
  • Improves concentration
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Facilitates stretch to back


Benefits of Garudasana

  • Improves balance
  • Promotes focus
  • Improves self confidence


Benefits of Natrajasna

  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves concentration
  • Improves body metabolism


Benefits of Parvatasan

  • Improves memory power
  • Relaxes mind and body
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Improves blood circulation

Things to note while yoga session

  • Consume food before or after 2 hrs
  • Keep a bottle filled with water aside to keep yourself hydrated
  • Drink water sip by sip
  • Do the yoga session in a ventilated space
  • Do the asanas under expert guidance.


Pathanjali yoga sutras

Asana mudra banda pranayama book