Yoga connects the human body with its core and nature around us. India is the birthplace of yoga and has borne many yoga luminaries who have spread their presence and knowledge across the globe. Delhi has this form of science from several years and yoga teacher training in Delhi continues to deliver its service to thousands of people by showing them the path of yoga and spirituality. There are many yoga classes in Gurgaon that cater to many people in the area and also from outside the country.
Sometimes unfortunate incidents force a person to become bound to beds or chairs. These incidents can cause many injuries and one of these is spinal cord injury. People with spinal cord injury are often forced to adopt a sedentary lifestyle because of the severity of their injury. Decreased level of activity leads to more impairments and ailments in the body. With the help of medicines and physiotherapy help them to be functional.
The following poses are good to start but remember to ask your doctor before you perform them. Remember not to overstretch the poses.
Yoga can help to overcome spinal cord injury in the following ways:
- Pose 1
Begin with inhaling while lifting one leg and cross it over the other. While you exhale, lean forward at the hips. Repeat this process for 3 to 5 breaths. Repeat it on the other leg.
- Pose 2
This pose is good to relieve tension and stress in your back. Begin with inhaling and bring your left hand across your right leg. Use the other arm for support. While you exhale, twist as far as you comfortably can, while looking over your right shoulder. Hold this for 3 to 5 breaths. Repeat the same on the other side.
- Pose 3
While you inhale, lift your right hand up and over your head. Give support to your body using your left arm. Exhale when your right arm is fully stretched. Hold this position for 3 to 5 breaths. Repeat this on the other side by stretching out your left arm.
- Pose 4
Hold your thighs or chair for support for this pose. Begin by dropping your chin towards your chest while making an arch of your spine and round your upper body forward. Hold this position for 3 to 5 breaths.
- Pose 5
Lift your arms while you inhale. Exhale, with your arms still lifted and cross your arms at the elbows. Your hands should be back-to-back. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds, while you inhale and exhale slowly during the whole time.
- Deep breathing
Deep breathing cleanses your body and promotes the flow of energy in every cell of your body. Short breaths can make you feel tired and trigger the stress in your body. Deep and long breaths will make your mind relaxed and soothe the body.
Deep breathing promotes more flow of oxygen to the brain which helps in reducing the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. It boosts blood circulation. Oxygen-rich blood will reach every part of your body which will help in better functioning. This will lead to better digestion, increase in metabolic rate, improvement in energy levels, and a steady heart rate.
Learn to train your mind through meditation to stop the mind chatter. By focusing on your thoughts and emotions will promote mindfulness and overall positive well-being. Meditation lowers high blood pressure, improves immune system, increases energy level and concentration. It decreases stress and anxiety, improves emotional stability and increases mindfulness.