Tuesday, April 30, 2019

(Y) YOGA DHYAN PRANAYAM (AtoZChallenge 2019)

This is a very straight forward post that you may have guessed by reading the title! 
Before we end this challenge with letter Z, I want to emphasize the importance of Yoga, Pranayama (breath control) and Dhyan (meditation) in our daily lives.

Yoga means union - with the chief aim of uniting the human spirit with the Divine.

During the first trimester, I had stopped all physical activity. I have already written a post about how it had a negative impact on my overall physical health and well being.

I made conscious changes and started practicing very simple and less strenuous Yoga routine. I have been doing this continuously in my second and third trimester though there might have been few breaks in between. (But please consult your doctor if you have a high-risk pregnancy)

A. My routine consists of the following five simple asanas - 

1. Baddha Konasna

2. Tadasana 

3. Virabhadrasana 

4. Sukhasana

5. Shavasana

(You can click on this link to know more about how to do these Asanas. I followed the same.)

B. I do Anulom Vilom Pranayam for 10 minutes while sitting in Sukhasana. (I am attaching a YouTube link if you want to know the technique)

C. I meditate for 7-10 minutes and end the session with Shavasana. I prefer to sit in Silence. (You can take the help of meditation apps or other online meditation instructions) 

The total routine takes me 30 minutes. It is important that we take out half an hour for our well being. It helps to bring physical ease and a state of bliss.

Do share your yoga routine or daily exercise routine (gymming, walking, running, cycling, swimming, etc). Please share any other suggestions that you may have.

(These AtoZ Challenge posts pertain to my thought process, physical and mental changes, stress levels & mechanisms to cope, perspective, journey and experience as a first-time mother who has yet not delivered her baby.)


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  1. Good information. Still time to post for "z'. Congratulations A to Z participant Narayana Rao Zero-Based Productivity Management

  2. Yoga is so good for people. Great share!

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  3. My late mother was a hatha yoga teacher, and the prana was especially important. Great that you're doing this Kislaya -

    1. That sure sounds great! She must have taught you so many Yoga asanas. Yes, Prana is very important.
      Thanks Susan 😊🙏

  4. Kislaya,

    I never did yoga during or after my pregnacies but it would've been a good idea. The closest thing I ever did was Pilates which remind me of yoga. Good post!

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    1. Hi Cathy,
      You took care of your health and that is important. Pilates, Yoga or anything which you like doing is a good job!

  5. Interesting to know that you are practicing yoga - I never practiced during pregnancy; but I do practice simple stretches, pranayam and deep breathing exercises every day.

  6. Oh Wow! That is a great routine for pregnancy. Did you consult a yoga teacher to know about these?
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  7. Yoga and pranayama helps us be pure in body and mind.I spare forty minutes mostly six days a week.

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