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Gone are the days, when “take care” only meant taking care of your physical health.
Today, people have realized the importance of mental health and how your mental health can play a huge role in determining your overall well-being. World Mental Health Day is celebrated with the objective to raise awareness about mental health worldwide and mobilize support for those who have issues with mental health.
Yoga is not just confined to the concept of improving fitness, rather yoga is looked up to as a holistic approach to the betterment of the mind, body, and soul.
Here are Five ways yoga can enhance your mental well-being.
Mindful breathing is key to a calm and relaxed mind. It is estimated that we breathe about 24,000 breaths in a day. However, breathing does not imply sustaining life rather it has a deep and profound connection with the mind and body. Hence, our breathing is a reflection of our state of mind. By following four square breathing, inhale on the count of 4 and then retain on the count of 4 again exhale on the count of 4 and then retain on the count of One should follow this method at least four times and it is a great way to calm oneself whenever there is stress.
Meditating with Mantras and Mudras
MANTRAS– Chanting mantras is one of the effective ways to release stress from the body. When we chant OMMM and exhale for a longer period of time, it helps in relaxing the body and heart rate reduction. Stress is noticeably reduced resulting in improved calmness and relaxation.
MUDRAS– Another important way to focus and re-energize is with the help of Mudras. The word “mudra” refers to the use of certain hand gestures during meditation that is meant to direct the flow of energy in your body.