4 Phase Yogic Fitness For Busy People

4 Phase Yogic Fitness For Busy People

Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation, is 12 step regime in Yoga practice, that has a popular fitness trend over the years. Some of the biggest names of the multimillion dollar show industry swears by practice of Surya Namaskar. Actors such have Kareena Kapoor, Jennifer Aniston, Victoria Beckham prefer it over other workout routines that exist.

Traditionally Surya Namaskar must be performed in front of the sun, early in the morning. This may not be possible for everyone, hence make changes accordingly in the setting. Performance of Surya Namaskar involves 12 postures in a definite order.

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When looking for a long term and sustainable fitness practice, Yoga is the best solution to your problems. While other fitness regimes that involve running, aerobics, zumba, etc,  may be quick in providing results. Yoga will make it much more convenient for you to manage your fitness and not just get results.  Making Yoga a part of your daily routine will help you with your physical as well as mental fitness.

Here is a routine for you that can be easily followed on a daily basis no matter where you are:

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After finishing with your physical workout the last phase is about meditating. Meditation is important to keep your mind calm and your internal peace intact. It helps you in connecting with your inner self. In order to meditate you may take help by downloading some relaxing music to help you in the process.

From the last phase you must already be sitting in Padmasana, hence you could directly start with meditation. Switch on the music and close your eyes. Try to get rid of any thought in your head and concentrate on the music that you are hearing. Attaining perfect concentration may take days, so do not give up. Practicing meditation daily will ultimately help you increasing your memory and alertness in day to day life. Start with meditating for at least 5 minutes. You may increase this duration at your own convenience and practice.

DO KEEP IN MIND: Perfecting yoga positions take days of practice, hence do not be too hard on yourself. Do not over exert your body. Take the process slow and easy.

Written by Neha Chaudhary

Neha Chaudhary