I had already once written how I made workout part of my life and I have to admit that for a long time(1.5 years) in between, I did not religiously workout. It is 2 months now that I have got back to working out regularly and I am back to getting addicted to this routine. I started running and cycling alternatively and have also squeezed in yoga sessions at least once/ twice a week.
The feeling that you have after an intense yoga session is unmatched to any other workout regime. I have tried all other forms of workouts, they are good and make you feel great too but, the high after a yoga session is inexpressible.
I feel calmer, my spine feels charged up, I have no cravings and I can feel a tingling sensation (almost orgasmic) all over my body. I cannot bend like an elastic band or get into awe – inspiring flexible poses but, Yoga has a special place in my life.
It is much more than a physical activity. Yoga has helped me deal with depression, mental tensions, overcome my fears and perform way beyond I thought I was capable of. Yoga is almost medicinal to me, it helped me cure pains and other irregularities in my body.
I really cannot write a post on how yoga makes me feel because words will fall short of the explanation. It is a feeling that helps you find peace, in all aspects of life, amidst all the chaos. Literally.
Recently, I read some articles about how Yoga is detrimental to the faiths of non – Hindus. I am a christian and I vouch for yoga. I practice Christianity and still love yoga. You don’t have to belong to a particular religion to practice something that is good for you. It is proclaimed in all faiths that we need to respect and keep our bodies in good health and yoga does just that. All the gods will be happy!
I am so glad that I belong to a country where this practice originated.
Happy Yoga. 🙂