The first step towards your self-confidence
One of the most fruitful moments I have had in that regard was when about two years ago I started doing meditation for a thousand days. It was summer and I had been told recently at the international festival of Kundalini Yoga that I needed to do Kirtan Kriya.
- Joint Strengthening
- Back pain relief
- Insomnia Relief
- Increase concentration, balance, balance
- Increased muscle strength
- Improvement of joints and joints of the body
- Increased flexibility throughout the body
Encourage yourself to perform this challenge and see how Yoga transforms people’s lives in an incredibly positive way.
A challenge is a challenge for those who intend to do it, the challenge in the “Bikram Yoga Challenge” is to do 30 or 60 consecutive yoga classes in the torture room, with the aim of making your practice a habit, since that habits are only consolidated with a constant practice over time, and the deepest challenge is just that, to make a continuous effort through time.
But you can achieve what you want if you think you can do it; arm yourself with confidence, create a strategic plan to take your daily class.
Now let me tell you that every decision brings a responsibility hand in hand, if you decided to take on the Bikram Challenge, you are responsible for the care of your body in each of the classes, what you are accomplishing following in dialogue word for word, no matter how tired you are, you are responsible for your hydration, your food and your rest.
In time you will discover that the challenge, not only left you the habit of yoga but brought other new habits into your life; Maybe, organize your day to day based on your priorities, wake up or fall asleep early, give more importance to the rest of your body, eat in a healthier way and have better hydration.
Enjoy this challenge!
(From the book Bikram Yoga, written by Bikram Choudhury).
More than fifty years ago, my guru Bishnu Ghosh said that “Mental stress and tension are the causes of all diseases, including infectious diseases.” Why? Because stress affects the immune system, your defense.
Recently, Western medicine has approached the wisdom of my guru and has confirmed, among other things, the destructive role of cortisol, a stress hormone in chronic diseases. (Cortisol also contributes to obesity, of which I will talk about more serious diseases, all are related to stress and lifestyles, such as a poor diet.
What is stress? Medicine would answer that it is “a non-specific answer to any question, external or internal.” Acute stress is caused by short-term events, such as the queue to take a taxi or a work meeting.
Chronic stress can arise from taking care of an incurable sick relative, or a job of great tension. In both types of stress, the body enters an emergency, the so-called “fight and flight reflex”, and our bodies secrete chemicals such as adrenaline and cortisol to help us cope with or respond to stressors.
An adrenaline rush, for example, can help us escape more quickly from danger (the fight and flight reflex also increases the rhythm of the heart and breathing, diverts blood from its normal functions, such as digestion,
Over time and with repeated emergencies, or events and conditions that we perceive as stressful, the body is overloaded due to the constant discharge of these hormones and their acidic and corrosive effects.
We are exhausted, and the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems cannot function properly, which causes high blood pressure, sleep disorders, chronic headache, neck strain, back pain, depression and anxiety.
Through the natural science of yoga, we intervene in the intrinsic healing system of the body, calm and reintegrate the mind, body and emotions. Bikram yoga breathing postures and exercises allow us to regain control and eliminate the fight and flight reflex and its harmful biochemical flow.
What follows is a part of the recent clinical confirmation on this subject by Western scientists, which demonstrates how Bikram yoga restores balance to the body.
In 2005, a German study compared, for a period of three months, some groups of women who were extremely distressed. Those who practiced yoga had a lower cortisol level than the others, and their level of stress, anxiety, fatigue, and depression had decreased significantly.
They showed tranquility, and also a physical improvement; Women who suffered from headaches or backaches experienced significant relief. Countless studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of yoga in stress management.
You do not need an anxiolytic medication with potential side effects. Instead, get up from that sofa and heal yourself with the practice of Bikram yoga.