January 04, 2022
Insight yoga is practised while tying a blindfold. This means it improves your awareness by heightening the other senses of the body. As today is observed as World Braille day, we want to raise awareness of how yoga can be practised by anyone irrespective of their circumstances and how it can be beneficial to everyone the same. Yoga is for everyone. Practising yoga every day focuses on physical and mental healthcare and insight yoga is one of the effective forms of yoga to do so.
Steps: Lie down on your mat. Both hands are on your side. Palm facing up. Now relax your mind and inhale through your both nostrils, hold your breath for 5-10 seconds and exhale from both nostrils.
When I closed my eyes in the beginning it was difficult, because I couldn’t really make out what I was doing, whether it was correct or not. But as the session began I felt I was becoming more and more aware of my body. I could feel the connection with my body and mind they worked together. I felt my mind is giving instructions to my body and my body movements is going with that. It was a unique experience that made me realise the powerful connection between my mind and body. During the pranayama after the asana practice, I became more aware of my breath. I felt as if I could clearly hear the sound of my breath. This experience was something like I never had before. It was peaceful, calming and mindful.
This was my first experience of an insight yoga class, that made me feel extremely powerful and at peace at the same time.