In the next of our ongoing series of Blog posts on Total Yoga students; here’s an interesting read about Rita Mishra. We’re featuring her to drive home the point of ‘Going Green!’ While Yoga is all about Health and Wellbeing; there’s another benefit of Yoga to the planet – it’s a totally Zero-Carbon workout! You don’t even use the fan usually; and definitely no A/Cs, or mechanized Treadmills and the other energy-draining Gym infrastructure. So, we go one step ahead and look to encourage students to cycle, walk or jog their way to Yoga class instead of driving! Right? To learn how Yoga can help Cycling, read Yoga-for-Cycling.
Here’s what Rita Mishra has to say…..
“I love cycling and I love yoga. Putting them together is my favorite recipe for a great start or a grand finish to a day. While both hold value from a physical fitness perspective, I particularly enjoy the positive psychological impact of these two activities.
Cycling is a very earthly experience for me. Feeling the rush of breeze, the open skies and observing people go about their business gives me happiness and surges my energy. I feel connected with nature and often find myself smiling when I ride (albeit at the cost of looking funny). Morning hours are my best bet for a good and safe ride in Bangalore.
Yoga is my way of unplugging from distractions and diving into a deeper universe. It is an experience that melts my individual thoughts into a pool of universal consciousness. It connects my mind, my body and the universe at a spiritual level. Just as a good shower cleanses the physical self, a good yoga session cleanses the mind.
Put yoga and cycling together and the net result is a refreshed mind with positive thoughts, an experience I rejoice often.”
– Rita is a regular Total Yoga student at our Bangalore center. Here are the other articles in this Total Yogis series: Mind over Body: Yoga for Creatives by Hemal Panchamia, Yoga for Chefs by Shyam Nair and #New Year Resolutions by Arpita Ganesh.