Souls who like to connect with their body spiritually find yoga to be the best exercise for meditation and fitness. The form has gained global popularity owing to a number of health benefits. Newer types of this exercise form keep coming to the delight of yoga enthusiasts.
Mud yoga is the newly emerging form which provides the goodness of yoga and mud therapy together. Kidney, skin, lungs, and intestines are the major body parts which benefit from its effects. It is said that all these organs of the body covered with mud are cleansed.
A human body is made up of 5 elements — earth, water, fire, air, and soil. Mud yoga is associated with the fifth element, i.e. soil. Mud has been widely used to cleanse a body of toxins. Therefore, yoga performed in combination with mud bath works on a holistic level.
According to naturopathy doctor Dr. Sohanlal Singhvi,
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The use of mud in naturopathy has been going on for a long time. In fact, the soil has the power of gravity. As a result, it provides correctness and also corrects the body’s metabolism system. By which the power of progress increases and digestion power is also strong. So nowadays it has been used prominently in Yoga.
The results of this combination have been commendable according to Yogacharya Omanand who explains how to perform the exercise. He says that a person should perform the usual yoga exercises without any mud and let the body’s temperature rise. After this, the participant is then given a mud bath to absorb the heat generating from stretching and asked to perform yoga again. The longer mud stays on the body, the better the results are.
Fitness conscious people can enjoy the best of both worlds. Who would have thought mudslinging could be so nice and healthy?