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WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS OF YOGA AND MEDITATION IN THE LIFE OF A STUDENT?

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Practising yoga and meditation helps to reduce mental pressure and contributes towards leading a healthy lifestyle. As the overall effect of both is calming, it helps to resolve academic as well as personal issues. College can get overwhelming at times and there is no doubt about that, so while living in York University Housing start to practice yoga and meditation. Here is how it can have a deep and meaningful impact on your life.

Why is it necessary for students?

For those who practice yoga, it is necessary to have a sense of commitment towards achieving their goals. Integrating yoga and meditation into your daily routine can increase your quality of life by relieving the stress and helping you to overcome the obstacles that you face in your academic lives. Research has shown that meditation helps to enhance concentration level especially in hyperactive situations like meeting deadlines, preparing for tests and getting good grades.

Endorphins are released by the body during yoga, which certainly helps you to clear your mind and take on a fresh perspective towards the challenges that you are facing. It also serves as a motivating factor. Being a regular yoga practitioner also makes your immune system stronger and helps you to have a sharper clarity and make more rational decisions. It is also helpful in controlling and analyzing emotions and outcomes.

What are the benefits of meditation and yoga?

Meditation and yoga help in boosting overall performance by improving memory, attention span, body posture and determination. It helps to alleviate psychological pressure which sometimes serves as a trigger for depression. Enhances communication skills and calms you down when you suffer from instability in emotions. Quality of sleep, self-confidence and interpersonal relationships all improves..

How to practice?

Following are various steps which will help you to practice yoga.

  1. Keep an open mind while considering all the pros and cons before beginning your practice.
  2. If you have any concerns regarding your mental and physical health, then ask your yoga teacher about them.
  3. Move beyond the physicality and unite your body, mind and spirit through self-realization.
  4. Educate yourself about the roots and theory of yoga.
  5. Try to have a sense of devotion towards yoga and your academics.

For meditation:

  1. Sit and lie down in a comfortable position
  2. Close your eyes slowly
  3. Breath naturally, meaning have no control over your breathing movements.
  4. Pay close attention to each breath and how your body moves with each inhalation and exhalation.
  5. Observe the movement of your chest, shoulder, rib cage and belly. Focus on each breath and let your body loose.
  6. Begin meditation by holding the pose for 2-3 minutes and increasing the minutes with time.