How Yoga Can Be Beneficial

Yoga aims at the complete wellness of the body and mind. The ultimate aim of Yoga is to bring about a person who is complete in the full sense.  A good part to the practice of Yoga has to be the diet as well as the yogic exercises. Let us in brief enumerate out what are the benefits to practicing Yoga on a long term basis. Practitioners of Yoga must understand that it is the transformative process which needs time and patience to come about. Unlike popping in a pill at night, yogic exercises need to be applied consistently and on a long term basis

Strengthens and tones muscles

One of the primary advantages of yoga is that it tones and strengthens muscle groups well.  More importantly the exercises are not meant to build up muscle tissue of muscle mass but to better shape and tone out the appearance. The leaner muscles are a much healthier option as compared to a bulkier option.

Increased body flexibility

There are advantageous to having a flexible body for the most parts. It prevents injuries and helps people lead a more comfortable lives right through.  People who are supple tend to fell a lot better after sleep and even after a stroll in the park.  On the whole circulation and body mass gets a good work out and improvement.

Yoga Practice

Energy levels

Yogic exercises tend to improve on the energy levels of the body. Certain hormones and body chemicals are released which in turn helps people feel a lot better and relaxed too. With the release of Cortisol, a hormone, the body tends to feel a lot less stressed and relaxed.


It must be said that yoga starts off with respiratory exercises all the time. Thus the first signs if indeed yoga is working can be found by examining the condition of the respiratory system. Signs of breathlessness and fatigue are sure indicators of poor respiratory systems. Yoga can address such concerns with ease and effectiveness.

On the whole an efficient respiratory system would produce better stamina and body health as well. The breathing practices improve good health and relives stress in the system. People suffering from asthmatic conditions have managed to find great relief from the use of yogic breathing exercises.

Low impact exercises

Exercises in yoga are known as low impact exercises.  This is because there is no pounding or pulling of heavy weights. Thus the chances of the body tending to break down does come down significantly most of the time.  At the same time coupled with a proper diet, it is possible to have an effective weight control program along with yoga.


Yoga and the practice of yoga have to be followed up with a diet that matches the same too. Ayurveda has a lot of positive sides to its contribution towards yoga exercise and the practice too. South Indian diets with their loaded anti-toxin effect strengths the body like no other alternative so to speak.

Health Bites – the Indian Way

India is the land of Ayurvedic treatments and Yoga. Together, they can keep you healthy and fit for your lifetime. You have to change your eating and living habits to a reasonable level for experiencing the transformation in your present health condition. You could be a tee, youth, adult, middle-aged or an elderly, the Indian healthy foods and lifestyle can improve your living. I have been traveling extensively from the south India state of Kerala to the Himalayas for the past 15 years. I have met many interesting people who have contributed to the world of diet, fitness, and health. Here are a few such ingredients.

South Indian Recipes


RASAM is a south Indian soup, made of tamarind, lime, mint leaves, lentils, tomato, ghee, cumin seeds, and grated coconut, lentils, and turmeric powder.

South Indian Recipes

You have to soak the lentils and tamarind in water for about 30 minutes. Pressure-cook the two ingredients. Then you can fry the spices and other ingredients in veggie oil and add to the ingredients in the cooker. Mix well and heat for four minutes. Then you can drink it or eat with rice. The preparation is can heal and cure constipation, reflux, nausea, and throat problems. Digestion happens smoothly. It removes the accumulated gas in your body and reduces joint pain.

Lemon Rice

Take two large pieces of lemon or lime. Cut and extract the juice into a cup. Boil one cup of rice or pressure-cook.

Take three spoons of olive oil in a pan and heat it gently. Add two spoons of curry leaves, mint-leaves, lentils, mustard seeds, black gram, cashew, peanuts, and salt. Fry for three minutes. Pour the ingredients into the rice bowl and mix well. You can eat the rice after adding some extra salt if required.


The recipe is from Tamilnadu in South India. You need 250 grams of skinned chicken, 2 spoon veggie oil, one onion, two tomatoes, and two spoons of turmeric powder, chili powder, yogurt, ginger, garlic, coriander-seeds, pepper-powder, cardamoms, cloves, and cinnamon powder.

Boil the chicken and remove the bones. Cut into small pieces and keep in a bowl. Take a pan and add three spoons of olive oil. Add all the ingredients and fry gently. You may also add grated coconut. Chop and add onion and two tomatoes. Add the chicken and continue to fry. You may add more olive oil if it is insufficient for frying. Add one cup of hot water. You can boil it until it becomes a thick soup. You can use it with bread or rice.

The soup can strengthen your muscles and bones. It can provide plenty of nutrients like vitamins and proteins. You can work through the day without getting fatigued.

South Indian Beverages

Bengal Quince Juice

Take a whole Bengal quince and cut into pieces. You can add three spoons of sugar, one spoon of honey, and two spoons of lime extract. Then you can blend it to make juice. Similarly, you can try sarsaparilla, jaggery,   and buttermilk recipes. They are good recipes for reducing your body heat.