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Recharge with Inverted Postures
Bharat Thakur
 
Earth is a positively charged body and our head and face are in negative charge. Inverted postures, as shown below, help recharge your system and are also good for blood circulation.

Inverted Posture 1

  1. Lie flat on back, arms by side. Slowly raise both legs to 90 degree position.
  2. Lift hips and back off the floor, lower legs towards your head, support hips with hands.
  3. Slowly bring hands lower down back towards shoulders and bring legs to 90 degrees. Support whole body from shoulders so that body and legs are in straight line. Keep chin pressed against chest.
  4. Hold for 30 – 60 seconds, breathing normal.
  5. Gradually lower your back and legs without strain or jerky movements.
Inverted Posture 2
  • Lie flat on back, arms by side.
  • Slowly raise legs to 90 degree position.
  • Lift hips and support them with hands as shown.
  • Hold 10-30 seconds.
  • Breathe normally.
  • Slowly come back to start position.
Tips for living a yoga lifestyle
  • Be aware of how you breathe. It’s all about ‘sitting on the breath,’ as they say. Being conscious of how you breathe helps you draw deeper and connect with the inner man.
  • One draws 12 to 15 breaths per minute
  • When you’re sleeping, you take 30-35 breaths per minute
  • When you’re angry, you take more than 60 breaths per minute
  • When you are spiritually attentive, you take only one or two breaths
  • Incorporate one hour of asanas into your everyday life.
  • They bring balance into your life besides keeping you active and healthy.
  • Follow a cleansing pattern once a month. Kunjal, Vastra Dhauti, Basti and Shankh Prakshalan help detox and keep the system clean. It’s also your best bet to clean, glowing skin.
  • A peaceful, quiet morning walk helps prepare you for the day ahead.
Bharat Thakur is an internationally renowned spiritual master who travels throughout the world conducting yoga and meditation workshops.

  
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