Body Line

Green work­outs work won­ders

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Be lean, don’t be mean, Plug out from the ma­chine, Plug in to your heart and Go Green

Make ex­er­cis­ing a cel­e­bra­tion and not a chore while on the path to self-dis­cov­ery. Go Green work­outs are yoga in po­etry done bare­foot to con­nect with mother earth for var­i­ous ben­e­fits. The re­flex­ol­ogy points on our feet con­nect with the body’s en­ergy merid­i­ans. By work­ing out bare­foot, we strengthen and re­store the nat­u­ral flow of en­ergy within our body. Also, our sense of bal­ance and co­or­di­na­tion is greatly im­proved and more im­por­tantly we re­duce the pos­si­bil­ity of in­jury through over­work­ing our feet, which we don’t re­al­ize when wear­ing shoes. Go Green in­cludes YO work­outs which are vari­a­tions of

yoga pos­tures and rhyth­mic breath­ing tech­niques to align the phys­i­cal body with the spir­i­tual, mak­ing it a holis­tic ex­er­cise ex­pe­ri­ence that ig­nites the cre­ative po­ten­tial within each one of us. The Go Green phi­los­o­phy is equip­ment-free and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly with zero car­bon foot­prints. Also, its mother prin­ci­ple is to con­serve our breath and pre­serve our body. The work­outs in­crease the adapt­abil­ity of the hu­man mind through ex­treme neu­ral fir­ing. This, in med­i­cal par­lance is called neu­ro­bic stim­u­la­tion. YO work­outs cre­ate an in­creased ac­tiv­ity in the brain’s Area 23 or the Cin­gu­late Gyrus when fol­low­ing the pro­gram over a pe­riod of time. Area 23 is the seat of aware­ness and when this area is ac­tive, it makes the per­son hap­pier, more alert and is ca­pa­ble of help­ing on a neu­ro­bi­o­log­i­cal level. YO work­outs em­pha­size the need to work out daily as the ex­er­cises are not es­pe­cially tax­ing to the body and help cel­lu­lar re­gen­er­a­tion, re­vi­tal­iza­tion and re­ju­ve­na­tion of the en­tire be­ing. It also as­sists in de-car­bon­at­ing the blood and recharg­ing it with oxy­gen be­cause of reg­u­lated breath­ing tech­niques. These ad­di­tional atoms of oxy­gen are trans­muted into our life cur­rent to re­ju­ve­nate the brain and spinal cen­tres.

Be­low are some YO ex­er­cises that are good for over­all fit­ness and health:

Paschi­mot­tanasana

Sit on the floor with your but­tocks sup­ported on a folded blan­ket and your legs straight in front of you. Press ac­tively through your heels. Rock slightly onto your left but­tock, and pull your right sit­ting bone away from the heel with your right hand. Re­peat on the other side. Press through your palms or fin­ger tips on the floor be­side your hips and lift the top of the ster­num to­ward the ceil­ing as the top thighs de­scend. In­hale and bring both your arms over­head, and keep­ing the front torso long, lean for­ward from the hip joints, not the waist as you ex­hale. Lengthen the tail­bone away from the back of your pelvis. If pos­si­ble, take the sides of the feet with your hands, thumbs on the soles, el­bows fully ex­tended. If this isn’t pos­si­ble, loop a strap around the foot soles, and hold the strap firmly. Stay in the pose any­where from 1 to 3 min­utes. To come up, first lift the torso away from the thighs and straighten the el­bows again if they are bent. Then in­hale and lift the torso up by pulling the tail­bone down and into the pelvis.

Dy­namic Down­ward Dog to Co­bra Pose

As­sume the plank po­si­tion by plac­ing your hands un­der your shoul­ders and your feet on the ground. Spread your fin­gers with your in­dex fin­ger point­ing straight and all the other fin­gers fan­ning out. Hike your hips to the sky, form­ing a ‘V’ with your body. Push your chest to­wards your thighs by us­ing your hands to push away from the ground. Now, sink your hips back down to a neu­tral, plank po­si­tion while si­mul­ta­ne­ously low­er­ing your chest to the ground and pulling it for­ward be­tween your hands. In one mo­tion, roll for­ward over your toes so the tops of your feet and hips are flat on the ground. Push into the ground with your palms, arch your up­per back by pulling your shoul­der blades down and back, and stick your chest out. Roll back onto your toes and hike your hips back up into the ‘V’ po­si­tion, ex­tend­ing your arms straight and sink­ing your heels to­ward the ground.

Leg Lifts

Lay down on your back on a mat or a towel on a flat sur­face. Keep your back firmly pressed down against the floor and push your palms down into the floor, by your hips to help sta­bi­lize your core. Then with your legs straight and to­gether, lift them up off the floor and bring them up above your head. As your feet reach up above your head, pick your hips up by push­ing your hands into the floor and con­tract­ing your abs, this will en­able you to push your legs up even higher to­wards the ceil­ing or sky.

The Go Green phi­los­o­phy is equip­ment-free and en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly with zero car­bon foot­prints.

By work­ing out bare­foot, we strengthen and re­store the nat­u­ral flow of en­ergy within our body.

DR MICKEY ME­HTA Lead­ing holis­tic health guru Dr. Mickey Me­hta’s 360 De­gree Well­ness Tem­ple Pri­vate Lim­ited

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