Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sheldon Kalnitsky and Yoga

Sheldon Kalnitsky and Yoga - According to Sheldon Kalnitsky, yoga helps create a sense of union in body, mind and spirit. Sheldon started practicing yoga in 1999. Kalnitsky had plantar fascitiis in both feet, so his doctor stopped him from walking, hiking and playing tennis. He wanted to do exercises. Kalnitsky came to know about the benefits of yoga from one of his friends and so started practicing it.

Yoga makes your body stronger, toned to flexible and you also loose weight. Rather than building muscle, yoga builds muscle tone. Yoga maintains a balanced metabolism which helps to regulate weight. It stretches muscles lengthwise, causing fat to be eliminated around the cells, thus reducing cellulite.

Sheldon Kalnitsky felt that yoga becomes part of your mental and spiritual life. It helps you to focus on breathing while you hold the poses. This attention makes you calm; dissolves stress and anxiety. If you practice you everyday, you may feel energized and not tired. If you feel tired after yoga, it means you spent the time fighting yourself, trying to force yourself into poses. In yoga, you surrender to the pose by letting go of the tension. Yoga converts a person totally.

Sheldon Kalnitsky says yoga can be practiced by all religions. Yoga teaches right living and how we deal with ourselves and others. It advocates proper eating, but you don’t have to be a vegetarian to practice yoga. Anyone can do yoga-no matter how young or old you are whether you’re a couch potato or a professional athlete. Size and fitness level do not matter because there are modifications for each yoga pose. The idea is to explore your limits, not strive for some pretzel like perfection.