Slowly, yoga will change your life
Speaking of yoga, what picture will appear in your eyes?
In all likelihood, she is a beautiful urban girl. She poses “looking difficult” and “looks beautiful”, right?
In fact, this is a misunderstanding of yoga.
Yoga is not a new thing. In every corner of the city, people can find yoga partners.
But do you believe it?
Many of the yoga enthusiasts are successful men, there are no shortage of elderly people who have the appearance of a child, and even expectant mothers with a big belly!
Yoga was not originally the patent of urban white-collar women. It was a way of life that was affecting many people silently . 1.
Gender is not the limit In a yoga club in a well-known fitness club in our city, the scene in front of them surprised reporters-there are so many men practicing yoga!
Huang Ting, a senior yoga instructor at the fitness club, told reporters that men’s practice of yoga is nothing new.
“Men account for a certain percentage of our scholars, and most of them are successful middle-aged men.
For them, yoga is not a very good exercise, it is a lifestyle that relieves stress and cultivates self-cultivation. ”
In fact, there is no gender restriction in yoga. In the United States, 15 million people practice yoga, of which more than 3.5 million are men.
Professionals have told reporters that most internationally renowned yoga masters are mostly men.
“Men practicing yoga must first break down the misconception that this is a female sport.
Yoga seems to be slower in movement speed, slower in rhythm, and relatively high in softness requirements, but in fact yoga is more prominent in breathing methods and tricks to bring the body into a calm state.
Men’s flexibility is not as good as women’s, so it’s not very fast at the beginning of the introduction, but through the deepening of practice, it will be found that due to the increase in body parts, men may benefit more from yoga and their physical strength will become moreWell, the mentality will be more peaceful.
“Coach Huang Ting pointed out that yoga is especially suitable for” successful men “who are stressed, fast-paced, and poor in physical fitness.
According to professionals, once men practice yoga, they tend to persevere more than women, so they gain volume after perseverance.
Age is not a problem. “Are there any elderly people practicing yoga?
In the face of this reporter’s question, coach Huang Ting asked: “How old are you talking about?”
If you are an elderly person in your 50s or 60s, there are many people who practice yoga at this age.
But each of them looks very young, not at all like an “old man”.
“Maybe many people will feel confused. With the physical strength and flexibility of the elderly, can they challenge the difficult movements of yoga?
Now, an 83-year-old grandmother in Australia is still practicing yoga, and there is even a yoga practitioner in Shanghai that is over 100 years old.
Instructor Haiyan of Shanyue Yoga Studio also deeply remembered one of her academics: “That was an old lady in her 70s.
But her personality is very cheerful, and the whole person looks full of energy. ”
So, is there any danger for people aged to practice yoga?
“No, because yoga seeks to compare itself, not blind pursuit of difficulty.
Coach Huang Ting said that in fact, middle-aged and elderly people face the danger of organ aging and degeneration of their joints. Yoga asanas can massage all organs, soften joints, help organs delay decay, increase joint burden, and effectively preventVarious chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, periarthritis, dementia, etc. caused by physical aging.
In addition, many supportive exercises of yoga increase bone density and calcium absorption; the weight-loss effect of yoga keeps the body healthy and active; the inverted practice of yoga delays aging; the relaxation exercise of yoga meditation relieves stress . 3.
Pregnant women can also be pregnant in the “crazy” impression, one by one, they are all “protective animals”. Can you imagine a pregnant woman with a big belly doing yoga?
”In fact, the benefits of yoga for pregnant women can’t be finished.
Because during pregnancy, pregnant women can participate in too little exercise, and yoga can enhance the physical fitness of pregnant women, and can also ease the emotional fear caused by hormone changes during pregnancy. Yoga breathing method can also be very helpful for pregnant women .”The yoga instructor Haiyan is a new mother herself. She is sympathetic to the troubles of pregnant women, and she is also a treasure maker of the changes that yoga brings to her.
After having a baby plan, Haiyan began to pay attention to the new thing of “maternity yoga”.
Active learning, combined with practical exploration, combined with her previous years of yoga coaching experience, Haiyan has now become a rare “maternity yoga” coach in Shenzhen.
But is it safe for pregnant women to practice yoga?
Facing this reporter’s question, Hai Yan smiled: “In fact, as long as pregnant women with high blood pressure are not habitual abortion or severe hypertension, yoga can be practiced because pregnant yoga is different from ordinary yoga.”According to Haiyan, pregnant women’s yoga will not allow practitioners to challenge difficult movements, but will also avoid ordinary yoga abdominal forceful movements. There are targeted exercises for each pregnancy cycle of pregnant women.
For example, the emphasis in the first trimester is relaxation, and some strength exercises can be added during the second trimester, while the pregnant woman is gradually taught breathing methods and asanas to prepare for childbirth.
Although “pregnant women’s yoga” has not yet become popular in Shenzhen, Haiyan told reporters that there are too many women living abroad and studying experience. This is a highly respected woman, and she has a large amount of literature to contact the concept of “pregnant women’s yoga” abroad.
“I believe that more and more expectant mothers in Shenzhen will fall in love with yoga.
Because being a mother is a hard and happy process, yoga will let you enjoy this process, and your baby and yourself can be transformed from yoga practice.
“What is yoga? Five thousand years ago, in ancient India, in order to enter the highest state of unity of mind and spirit, monks often hid in primitive forests, meditated, and meditated.
After a long and simple life, the monks realized too many laws of nature from the observation of living things, and then verified the human body from the living rules of living things, and gradually sensed the subtle changes inside the body, so human beings understoodYour body talks, so you know to explore your body, start to maintain and condition your health, and to cure your instincts for diseases and pain.
Thousands of years of research and induction have gradually evolved a set of theoretically complete and reconstructed practical fitness and fitness systems.
This is yoga.
(Picture / AVIC) Experts note that you may have misunderstood that almost every “stylish” woman in yoga has come into contact with or even practiced yoga.
But is your understanding and understanding of yoga correct?
In fact, people have different degrees of misunderstanding about yoga.
The reporter found several specific problems from the website forum, and asked senior yoga instructor Huang Ting to eliminate concerns and solve doubts for everyone.
Misunderstanding 1: Practicing yoga can lose weight too much. Women place their hopes on weight loss and bodybuilding in yoga, but after seeing no effect in the short term, they have a challenge to the weight loss effect of yoga.
In doing so, Coach Huang Ting said, “I often hear people say ‘I’m practicing yoga’. In fact, they only take dozens of minutes in class as yoga time, but yoga is a very comprehensive practice, including diet.
Coach Huang Ting suggested that if you want to lose weight and build body through yoga, you must cooperate with diet control on the basis of persistent practice: take natural foods produced locally; mainly plant foods, and reasonably eat animal foods; use soybean oil, Peanut oil, sesame oil and other vegetable oils are mainly used to avoid fine processing of food; drink water or fruit juice multiple times a day, but drink less each time, do not rush to sip big mouth; keep a happy mood before and after eating; do not fast artificially.
… “I believe that the correct exercise of a certain intensity and the control of dietary consciousness will not only lose weight but also be very healthy.
“Misunderstanding 2: Yoga can be practiced by watching a disc at home.” Yoga studios are too expensive. I just buy a disc and practice at home. “This argument is common among beginners.
However, Coach Huang Ting opposes this: “I don’t recommend buying discs at home. First of all, because the quality of disc teaching is now uneven, and without the guidance and help of teachers, many people simply don’t know how to control all parts of the body., Or draw tigers like cats, this is very dangerous.
Incorrect practice methods can cause a lot of physical injury, so it is recommended that everyone, especially beginners, be sure to find a professional place and teacher to practice.
In addition, yoga is more important for energy enhancement. Teachers can lead everyone to practice together and enhance each other’s energy.
“Misunderstanding 3: Softness is not good, and yoga cannot be practiced. In many people’s view, yoga is to challenge their soft feelings and seduce the limbs from an angle that is inconceivable.
Some even questioned that practicing yoga can cause bone damage.
“This understanding is wrong,” said Coach Huang Ting. “Any yoga practice must start with warming up, and every movement must be done gently and in conjunction with regular deep breathing. As long as the exercise is strictly guided by the coach, it is not necessary.Will cause any harm.
As for the softness of each person, Huang Ting said: “Don’t compare with others when practicing yoga, just compare with your own past. Even if you only improve a little every day, the accumulation will be effective.
Don’t be too stubborn when practicing. Make sure that some parts of the squeeze are slightly stretched within the limits of your own tolerance.
“Misunderstanding 4: I’m too busy. I don’t have time to practice yoga. Yoga has a certain degree of stress. It can only be done on an empty stomach or 2 hours after a meal, and I can’t take a bath and eat for half an hour after practicing.
As a result, many people will say, “I’m so busy at work, how can there be so many shorter periods to practice yoga?
“In fact, from a professional’s perspective, the dual yoga asanas include more important breathing and meditation.
Coach Huang Ting said, “If you want to see the effect, I suggest you practice yoga 3 to 5 times a week for at least 60 minutes each time.
But if the time is really tight, taking time out to practice yoga’s abdominal breathing or meditation relaxation in one day can relax your physiology.
(Reporter Wu Ji) What do reporters need to prepare for observing yoga from “biology of zero disciplines” to high-consumption yoga?
In fact, as long as a calm and persistent heart.
The door biology of yoga is very low, it does not require high-end equipment prepared by the practitioner.
As long as there is a piece by piece, you can practice anytime, anywhere.
Coach Huang Ting told reporters: “Yoga exercises only need to be equipped with at least two sets of loose, elastic, professional yoga clothes; in order to ensure cleanliness, you can also prepare two washable yoga blankets or yoga mats.”
It is reported that the price of an ordinary yoga mat is usually within one hundred yuan, and anyone can afford it.
If you go to a fitness club to practice yoga, the fee ranges from 20 yuan to 80 yuan per class; practicing at home costs nothing.
On the “Shenzhen Real Estate Network”, the reporter also saw that too many yoga enthusiasts will organize communication activities from time to time to practice yoga outdoors.
This kind of party and exercise with little capital is indeed a huge temptation for people who care about health.
However, for pregnant women who have high technical requirements, the cost is a bit of a challenge to the wallet.
According to instructor Haiyan, ordinary pregnant women’s yoga classes cost 80 yuan in length.
However, because each pregnant woman has different pregnancy periods and different physical experiences, she recommends that pregnant women choose one-on-one private lessons.
And because pregnant women have some difficulties traveling, Haiyan also provides the services of professors for books that are not far away.
As a result, the cost of private lessons has naturally risen, with segmented lessons ranging from 200 to 250 yuan.
So rough calculations, even if practiced once a week, expectant mothers have to prepare at least five or six thousand yuan for yoga practice during pregnancy.
This expenditure is not a small sum for an average family.
Therefore, coach Haiyan also said that most of her expectant mothers practicing yoga with her mother had a new concept and a strong family.
However, the expensive consumption is no longer a constraint for the promotion of pregnant women’s yoga. “Now there are more and more expectant mothers consulting me. Many people have proposed to practice pregnant yoga with me, and I can’t arrange my time.”
(Reporter Wu Ji) Note for small link yoga practice-choose a ventilated site and place cushions on the ground;-wear loose or elastic natural fabric clothing, barefoot.
It is best not to wear watch jewelry, and not to wear tights;-practice on an empty stomach or 2 to 4 hours after a meal (people with low blood sugar can add a small amount of cookies, milk items to replenish blood sugar and volume);-within half an evening after the exercise, Do not take a bath, do not eat food, do not do time exercise, so as not to disrupt the energy balance in the body;-other relaxed postures to do during menstruation, do not do handstands and some postures that increase abdominal pressure;-carefully choose postures during pregnancy,Or just practice breathing.
Adults should practice with the consent of a doctor after two months;-Do not practice yoga immediately after a major illness recovers or after surgery;-Patients with high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, and people with spinal and joint injuries must undergoThe doctor agrees to practice before communicating with the coach before class.