Green workouts work wonders
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:
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.
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