Tuesday, March 1, 2011

For the Love of Yoga!

‎"When you are in Love you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss

As of late, butterflies have been granted permanent shelter in my belly. Everything is fabulous when you get that feeling. Food tastes delicious, jokes produce the most raucous laughter, the air feels light and breezy, everything is perfect. Naturally, when you feel euphoria you want to spread the love. I express this affection with text messages to my nearest and dearest conveying my fondness for them and their presence in my life. Today, I sent the aforementioned Dr. Seuss quote and received some pretty harsh responses. So, like any person on cloud nine, I laughed. I laughed so hard the sides of my stomach ached and the butterflies deep down had to flutter their wings to smooth out the burning sensation.

I wasn't laughing out of insensitivity to those friends and family members who aren't in my position. I was laughing because there truly is no better medicine. The fact of the matter is, yes, there is a physical person who is held largely responsible for much of my recent giddiness. However, there is so much else out there that is worth falling in love with. Life. I am madly, deeply, insanely in love with life. Life gives birth to the most beautiful creatures! An iridescent beetle, a giggling baby, a spider scaling walls and warding off mosquitoes. Life is beautiful and it is everywhere.

Aside from life, there is also YOGA! Yoga and love, for me, go hand in hand. I am in love with love and I love Yoga. Try saying that ten times fast! On a serious note, there are scientifically proven benefits that Yoga can provide. Below is a list I've taken directly from a website that I found to be extremely helpful:

Gaining Confidence
Practising Yoga helps one lose extra weight. Feeling fit would help you feel more confident, which could make you more attractive for the persons of opposite sex. A fit person, of course, is liked by everybody, for he can usually do thins in a better way than the people who are benefit.

Lessening Tiredness
Yoga makes you feel energetic. So you are in better position to feel the stirrings of arousal. Feeling too tired after returning from office makes you less inclined towards love life. Yoga practices greatly improve sleep quality for chronic insomniacs. It is an exercise which connects the dots of love, and helps bonds to develop.

Improving Intimacy
When you are better physically, you are more aware of the happening around you. You are better equipped to reciprocate the advances of your partner. This automatically translates into better love life. Your emotional awareness gets transported to your inner room. You become more connected and sensitive to your partners.

Yoga enhances the power to feel sensual pleasures. It creates an awareness of your body and helps you feel moments in better way. You learn to feel and adjust to the smallest sensations during yoga practice. It teaches you to savor all the sensation in your body. This sensual awareness benefits you in your daily life and even accompanies in those private moments. Sensual awareness takes your mind away from the thoughts which worry you, thus helping you enjoying your love life.

Stimulation of Life
Yoga stimulates people mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as physically. This state increases their sense of self worth, and lessens ways of abusing bodies, like overeating, smoking and drinking. This again results in better physical and mental state, and the cycle begins.

Fall in Love with Yourselves
Thanks to Yoga, you are more aware of your body, which makes you fall in love with yourselves. This helps you get rid of negative things in life like negative self talk, draining relationship, careers without passion and purpose, tension in body, stress in the mind, and unhealthy habits and addictions. This results in better love life with the partner too.

With all these reasons and more, what's not to fall in love with?


  1. Life is beautiful. Shreeya, my six month old grand baby and I went for a walk yesterday. Weather was gorgeous. there were so many signs of Spring! I felt excited and was showing to my lil one, robin red breast, who was basking in the sun. Sparrows chirping, as we were walking, there were couple of ducks swimming and one was diving for food! While Shreeya was enjoying being outdoors, I was equally energized, by showing her all these beautiful lessons of life. I kept on pushing her stroller and then came across numerous geese. Lately Shreeya is making all these birds like sounds, in fact she sounds like a goose!I was pointing to her all the little changes in the trees and suddenly I noticed a nest: I can't wait for Shreeya to grow up and be the first one to see these miracles and yell to me "Nana look a bird's nest". Well life is beautiful indeed. Especially when you take the time and enjoy NATURE!

  2. I'm happy for you and Yaya--spend as much time together as you can :) Inter-generational dialogue is a MUST!