International Yoga Day

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Yoga is one of India’s gifts to the world. The word itself means to ‘join’ or unite the body and mind and be in a state of consciousness. The benefits of this ancient Indian way of life are innumerable. Practicing yoga on a regular basis can help you to be more mindful, flexible and conscious. It also strengthens the respiratory system, helps in weight loss and balancing metabolism amongst other benefits.

Yoga and food

Yoga is a way of life and when we say we are what we eat, it is unthinkable that we isolate the two. The food you eat will help you maximize the benefits of the yoga you do.

Include ingredients like ghee, whole grains, fruits and other satvik forms of food, which provide nourishment to the body and help keep the mind in a calm and peaceful state.

Packaged foods, meat, alcohol and most fermented foods are best avoided because they are said to over stimulate the mind.

Yoga in the kitchen

Most women spend so much time worrying about their family and hardly pay much attention to their own health. Incorporating yoga in their kitchen space is just the beginning towards ensuring their own health and well-being and in turn of the families too.

Ek Padasan, Parvatasan, Tadasana, Utkatasan are just some of the techniques which they can incorporate on a daily basis during their kitchen routines without much of a fuss for any equipment or space.

So don’t wait for International Yoga Day – make some time in your daily routine and practice yoga regularly. You will see the benefits for yourself.

Every Day is Yoga Day.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.