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5 Keys To Yoga - The Yogic Balance

Jun 12, 2008
Many people in the west will have heard about Yoga and Yoga meditation now, some will hold it in taboo, while others believe Yoga is simply about stretching. There is a lot more to Yoga. To get the full benefits of Yoga, you will need to get the balance.

There are 5 keys to Yoga, these are:
* Key #1 - Proper Breathing
* Key #2 - Relaxation
* Key #3 - Diet
* Key #4 - Exercise
* Key #5 - Positive Thinking And Meditation

* Key #1 - Proper Breathing
Proper breathing does miracles in the body. Proper breathing keeps the heart, lungs, circulation, and other parts of the body in balance. Breathing also moves energy.

The way we breathe can make a positive or negative impact on the body. Heavy breaths cause more energy to flow through you, both physically and metaphysically. The metaphysical energy is called Prana. Prana is same as Chi energy. It is simply energy.

This energy can become stuck, and with Yoga breathing techniques, you can release this energy. This provides immense benefits to the body. Yoga breathing techniques also help in meditation, and also aid in allowing the mind to focus on a point.

* Key #2 - Relaxation
Relaxation is vital; it calms the body, and makes the body release stress. With the proper Yoga breathing techniques, this becomes more possible, and goes hand in hand for effective Yoga meditation.

* Key #3 - Diet
You diet is another important consideration. Many people into Yoga and other new age systems decide to become vegetarians or vegans. Though this is not essential to get the full benefits of Yoga, it does have its benefits.

You are what you eat, and nothing more is literally true. Eating the wrong foods or one type of food excessively and regularly can cause the body stress, fatigue and imbalance.

To counteract this, it is crucial to find the balance. Generally this is eating more alkaline based foods rather than acidic foods such as meat products. The balanced diet can also benefit you by allowing you to have a better physique and flexibility. You will find doing the Yoga exercises much more easily.

* Key #4 - Exercise
An important key in Yoga is exercise. Though many people in the west may think that Yoga simply is moving your body like an elastic band, there are these other keys to Yoga, which all go hand in hand to make Yoga what it is meant to be.

Yoga is practical, and doing these exercises is essential in the moving of the energy around your body. Yoga exercises also give your body many benefits. You will find much better health in you, and will be more balanced.

* Key #5 - Positive Thinking And Meditation
Yoga meditation is an essential element to Yoga. Because Yoga is dedicated to bringing balance with mind, body, and soul, Yoga meditation becomes a part of bringing balance in the mind.
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