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True to the name 'Shivam' - consciousness, mindfulness, - we strive to make our items by re-using our existing resources, and natural, organic materials.

Our yoga mat bags are handmade using upcycled, vintage fabrics, while the aromatherapy eye pillows are filled with the healing goodness of organic lavender buds and organic flax seeds. 

We hope to extend and share the journey of these goods as they make their way around the world. From our house to yours.

Namaste.

Yoga and the Brain...try this morning routine

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Welcome to my blog at Shivam Creations.

Shivam means mindfulness in Sanskrit; this space is about trying to lead a mindful life and the elements that go with it: yoga, healthy living, nature, and the creative forces within each of us.

Yoga and the Brain...try this morning routine

Shivangi Parikh

Over the past 2 days, I noticed that one of my pins about yoga has been repinned a lot of times, in fact, it might just be the most pinned item in all of my boards. What surprised me was the topic that people chose ...'Yoga Boosts Brain Function'.

So it's not about 'how to lose weight with yoga', or '108 sun salutations to detox your body', or one of those weight-loss through yoga articles. People were actually interested in how yoga helps the brain, something that pleased me a lot. I have always said that many people come to yoga for toning and strengthening their body initially, but if you really stick it out, you will also notice the shift in your mental and emotional well-being. And I am glad the social media world is trying to focus on that aspect too, instead of just posting crazy handstands and headstand pictures.

One of the biggest ways yoga benefits the brain is by creating awareness and mindfulness. We become so in tune with our physical body that the mind can clearly decipher which choices are good for us, and what should be avoided. Not stuffing junk in our physical and mental processes leaves more room for the brain to grow healthy neurons, sharpen our senses, and strengthen our focus.  {More Info: Yoga Boosts Brain Function...This is the pin that started it all!}

Meditation is also one of the boosters of brain function, and emerging scientific experiments and studies are giving the nod to this age-old practice, which I personally feel is far more difficult than doing a physically-challening asana practice! {More info: Yoga Journal's 'Your Brain and Meditation' }

So start your morning with this simple routine outlined below, which will put your brain in 'alert mode' right away. I know that I am going to try and do this at least 3 times a week :)

 

 

Shivangi Parikh