Yoga for Stress Relief by The Art of Living
Summary: Operating in 156 countries, The Art of Living is a non-profit, educational and humanitarian organization founded in 1981 by the world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual teacher - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. All our programs are guided by Gurudev’s philosophy: “Unless we have a stress-free mind and a violence-free society, we cannot achieve world peace.” Art of Living aims to spread ancient spiritual knowledge among people through its podcast channels with a vast variety of knowledge sessions, bhajans, and guided meditations. Tune in to the official podcast channel of the Art of Living Foundation and find your spiritual calling. For more details about our programs and initiatives visit www.artofliving.org
Below are a few Yoga practices for boosting immunity. This Sri Sri Yoga protocol consists of Asanas, Pranayama, and Meditation. The asanas (Yoga poses) listed in this protocol can be divided into categories like inversions, twists and chest expanders. Follow this sequence daily 1. Deep Yogic Breath – 5 to 7 breaths 2. Bhastrika (Bellows Breath) – 2 rounds of 20 breaths 3. Marjari Asana (Cat Pose) 4. Ardhachakrasana (Backbend) 5. Hastapadasana or Ardhauttanasana (Standing forward bend – Hand to knee/toe) 6. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) 7. Ardha Matsyendrasana or Vakrasana (Half spinal twist) 8. Paschimottanasana (Seated forward bend) 9. Shishuasana ( Childs Pose) 10. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) 11. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) 12. Adhomukhswanasana (Downward Dog Pose) 13. Makarasana (Crocodile Pose) with humming sound for mental relaxation 14. Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose) 15. Sarvangasana or Vipritkarni (Shoulder stand or simple leg lift) 16. Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 17. Natarajasana (Supine spinal twist) 18. Pawanmuktasana (Wind-release Pose) 19. Yog Nidra (Relaxation) 20. Nadishodhan Pranayama (Alternate Nostril Breathing) 21. Guided Meditation by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Along with a daily practice of the above protocol- Make sure to drink at least 2 to 3 liters of water daily. 6 to 8 hours of sleep. Eat light, unprocessed, vegetarian food at the right time. Follow basic hygiene practices. Add ginger, turmeric, black pepper to your daily diet. A regular yoga practice can result in better health, know that it is not a substitute for medical treatment. In the case of a medical condition, practice yoga postures after consulting a doctor and under the supervision of a trained Sri Sri Yoga Teacher. Find a Sri Sri Yoga course at an Art of Living Center near you. About The Art of Living: Founded in 1981 by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organization operates globally in 156 countries and has touched the lives of over 450 million people.