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Your Fitness Goals For 2023
Pinterest Creator, Shraddha of Being Yogic, gives all the tips and advice you need to set your fitness goals for the year. How to set them, how to ensure you follow them month after month and are truly healthy and stress-free all year round! You don't want to miss reading this chat.
Make It Fun
Staying motivated and goal-oriented throughout the year is an essential aspect of achieving success. It's easy to start off strong in the beginning of the year, but it's important to maintain that motivation and focus throughout the entire year. Here are some ways to stay motivated, goal-oriented throughout the year: Set clear and specific goals - Make sure your goals are well defined and realistic, so you know exactly what you're working towards. Prioritize and focus on important goals - Identify which goals are most important to you and focus your efforts on those. Create a plan of action - Break down your goals into smaller, manageable tasks and set a schedule to accomplish them. Enjoy the process - Instead of worrying about the final output, it’s better to enjoy the process of fitness and then you will be motivated automatically each day to do your best! Track your progress - Keep track of your progress and celebrate your achievements along the way Make it fun - Remember that fitness should be enjoyable, so find activities that you love and make them a part of your routine. Reward yourself for progress. Give yourself a small reward for each milestone you achieve along the way. Seek inspiration - Look for inspiration from others who have achieved similar goals, this will help you see that it is possible to achieve your goals. Be adaptable - Be open to change and adjust your plan as needed. Keeping perspective - Remember that setbacks and failures are a part of the process, and that progress takes time. By following these strategies, you can enjoy the process of reaching your goals while staying motivated and focused throughout the year.
Yoga, The Stress Buster
My yoga journey has been a transformative and enlightening experience. I have been practising yoga for the past 3 years now. My yoga journey started in 2017. Right after college, when I started working in a corporate job which was a sitting job as there was no movement in the body, I got severe back pain. The pain was quite intense and regular. As I am not a big fan of English medicines, and the way people keep popping them even for the slightest discomfort in the body, opposite to that I was looking for a permanent solution! And then I stumbled upon Yoga, I started practising it, going for yoga classes regularly. And just in a week, I could feel my body free of pain and I was feeling completely light. In 2020, during the pandemic, I was able to deepen my practice and even though I didn't have a job at that point in time, but still I was mentally and emotionally stable, calmer and very hopeful about the future and it was possible only because of Yoga! Practising yoga with my family during the lockdown became a fun and bonding activity for us. And in no time I could see the differences. Emotionally I could handle tough situations with greater ease and I was amazed at it, my stress was under control, and I was way more confident with lower anxiety levels which also resulted in improved sleep! Physically I started to feel more and more energetic in the mornings; I guess that is what motivated me the most. I became so active and I loved it as if my inner child was still there. My body was in the right shape and most importantly in the last 3 years, I have hardly fallen sick! That's the beauty of Yoga! All I want to tell you guys is that you might not see any visible difference initially while practising yoga, but if you could just hold tight for a little while more, and give your all to it. I’m 100% sure you won’t be disappointed!
Consistency Is Key
Yoga is a holistic practice that can help to reduce stress and improve mental well-being. Here are some specific ways in which yoga can help to reduce stress: Asana Practices: Physical postures (asanas) can help to release tension in the body, promoting relaxation and reducing stress. The physical practice of yoga postures also encourages the release of endorphins, which are chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers and mood elevators. Certain asanas, such as downward-facing dog, also help to increase blood flow to the brain, and other postures like child's pose, legs up the wall, and corpse pose help improve mood and reduce feelings of stress. Meditation: It helps by training the mind to focus on the present moment and let go of negative thoughts that can contribute to stress. It also helps to reduce activity in the default mode network (DMN), the part of the brain that is active when one is not focused on the present, but rather dwelling on past regrets or future worries. By reducing activity in the DMN, meditation can help reduce the rumination and worry that can contribute to stress. Regular practice of meditation can also lead to increased emotional resilience and self-awareness which can help individuals develop better-coping strategies for stress. Breathing Exercises: Breathing Exercises or Pranayama activate the body's relaxation response by slowing down the heart rate and decreasing blood pressure, reducing muscle tension, and activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for calming the body and reducing stress and anxiety. Yoga Nidra: Yoga Nidra can help to quiet the mind and reduce stress by focusing on the present moment and promoting mindfulness. It also improves sleep quality and increases self-awareness and promotes a sense of inner peace, which can be beneficial in reducing stress. It is important to note that a consistent practice of yoga is key to experiencing its stress-reducing benefits. It is also important to find a style and teacher that resonates with you, so that you can enjoy the practice and stay motivated. At Being Yogic, we do take online classes for people of all walks of life. Anyone who wants to get free from stress and anxiety, improve flexibility, increase mindfulness and enhance overall well-being then don’t hesitate to join my online yoga classes.