When we are at a traffic signal, we recognise the colours red, yellow and green and know what they mean. In the same way, don’t wait for any dire situation when it comes to your health. The human body is like an extremely intelligent supercomputer capable of a great many things. But it is essential that you update its software and hardware on a regular basis. Grand master Akshar says that yoga is this method that helps you upgrade yourself and march towards your growth.

Grand master Akshar told HerZindagi that "in a life full of distractions we need yoga to improve our concentration and build focus. What yoga does is it silences the mind which is constantly in chatter. By quieting the mind, we are then able to focus all our energies on a singular purpose that can help us evolve and progress. Pay attention to the signals of your body to prevent serious problems."

Here are some of the ways suggested by him that help you know that it is time for yoga.

To Move Better

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If you lead a sedentary life with lots of sitting and very little moving then you certainly need yoga. Sitting for long hours at a desk, or hunched up in front of a computer not only leads to poor posture but also to a whole range of diseases of the body and even the mind. Sitting for long durations can lead to a lot of stiffness in various joints of the body which eventually curb your range of motion. Yoga helps you shake off the cobwebs from the body and help you get moving again to enjoy better health and fitness levels.

To Enjoy Better Gut Health

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Working for long and odd hours can certainly play havoc on your digestion system. This means that you suffer from a poor appetite, are constipated or have irregular bowel movements which can lead to many other illnesses. There are specific postures and breathing exercises in yoga that improve your digestion system drastically.

These poses such as vajrasana, malasana, paschimottanasana, etc, massage the internal organs, stomach, and abdominal area in order to stimulate your digestive system and improve digestion. This is extremely important to eliminate toxic waste build-up within your body and to help you feel cleaner and lighter.

To Feel Refreshed

Staring at a mobile screen or the laptop screen for long hours on end not only destroys your eyesight but also leads to blurred vision, headaches, migraines and a general fogginess of the brain. This in turn leads to a feeling of lethargy, low levels of energy and general tiredness. Like a shot of adrenaline, yoga helps you to stay active and refreshed throughout the day. When you are alert and agile, you are also more productive with your work, more creative, and enjoy a feeling of fulfillment.

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Boost Your Mood

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The modern world seems almost designed to put as in an ill temperament. If you have often been feeling irritated, angry or sad, then you need to start yoga. The practice of yoga done at any time of the day even for as little as 5 minutes can be an instant pick me up.

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Spending even 2-3 minutes with simple breathing exercises or even incorporating 5-6 basic yoga postures in your daily routine can do wonders for the way that you feel. Yoga boosts your confidence, puts you in a good mood and helps you regulate your emotions. With yoga by your side, you are less inclined to be in a bad mood or to deal with a situation in a negative way.

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For A Good Night’s Sleep

The practice of breathing and meditation if done before you go to sleep can help you improve the quality of sleep. In order to wake up each morning feeling thoroughly alive and refreshed, it is important that we are well-rested at night. Yoga has an extremely calming and relaxing effect on both the body as well as on the mind. When you inculcate yoga consistency and regularly into your routine you can rest assured of enjoying a good night's sleep.

So stay tuned to HerZindagi, stay healthy and fit.