Why I Do Yoga | The Journey Begins for Avni Talsania
Our stressful lives often push us to the limit. However, Avni Talsania says that the yoga mat can be just the haven we need to heal ourselves and climb inside the vortex of peace. Join her on her journey to rejuvenate the mind and body with #YogaWithAvni.
Yoga Therapy for Back Pain and Spondylitis
Lower back pain can be debilitating, and discomfort caused by cervical and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) may be especially severe. 80% of the world’s population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Conventional pain relief medications cause uncomfortable side effects- so that’s where yoga comes in! Yoga uses gentle stretching exercises to rectify damaging posture, relieving chronic pain and increasing spinal flexibility to reverse the disease.
Yoga also promotes relaxation and helps reduce anxiety. It may also calm your nervous system, reduce pain and fatigue, and help you cope with the emotional issues of dealing with a chronic illness.
Spine Warm Up and Surya Namaskar
It is important to release tension and knots that are stuck in the body. This can be achieved through prana breathing as well as body and mental flexibility. There should be an emphasis on opening up the heart, spine, and hips to release built up pain. These kinds of exercises provide freedom in mobility and help create space within our body and mind for positive energy. They also help blood flow through our system to detox the stagnant energy and build up momentum towards our goals. Some common practices include alternate nostril breathing (anulom vilom pranayama, surya namaskara, pawan muktasana, and more.
About Avni Talsania:
Avni is a dedicated and versatile advanced yoga teacher originally from the United States, who has now shifted to Mumbai in pursuit of a spiritual calling. She is trained in Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa from Rishikesh, Mysore, and Bangalore (500-hour EYT Yoga Alliance International). She is currently undertaking a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy and is also certified as a Brain Gym Instructor.
She has conducted workshops for companies for top corporations, in rural villages, and in ashrams along with her regular classes in her local studio and online. You can also catch her featured in Mumbai Mirror, DNA and other press publications.
Send us a picture of your family doing any of the yoga poses that Avni has mentioned above and join the community in finding inner peace and balance, together!