Nearly 9 in 10 Indians suffer from stress. Infact many researches show that stress levels are higher in India compared with other developed and emerging countries, like the United States, the UK, Germany, France, China and Brazil. Apart from a lot of other factors causing stress, one that glaringly stands out is the daily and long commute in cities. Making matters worse are massive traffic jams that can last for hours. As a result, a lot of us are spending more time on the road than exercising in the gym. Yoga in the car is a podcast to help you change that. Yoga, popularly known as a system of physical exercise across the Western world, however, has a meditative and spiritual core in Indian traditions. Infact it has been listed by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. So what’s yoga in the car? As the name suggests, these are some simple yoga exercises that you can do while waiting for the red light to turn green in that limited area of a car seat. The host of this podcast Dr Surakshit Goswami is a leading practitioner and teacher of the ancient science. A gold-medalist, he has a doctorate degree in yoga and has been practicing and teaching yoga for the last 40 years.
Yoga In The Car | Facial Exercise | Radio Mirchi
Wrinkles on the face are not just signs of ageing but also stress. Dr Goswami shares some facial exercises to curb these wrinkles and add glow to your face
Yoga In The Car | Ardhchakrasan after you step out from the car | Radio Mirchi
After you step out from your car and before you proceed towards your destination, do this yoga exercise to get rid of your backache woes.
Yoga In The Car | Smile | Radio Mirchi
Mother Teresa once famously said, 'We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do'. The quote while relevant in the outside world holds as much importance for your physical and mental health. So while you drive, it's not a bad idea to smile at your fellow drivers.
Yoga In The Car | Kapalbhati | Radio Mirchi
Did you have your last meal during lunch? Now you are on your way back to home and the next meal will be dinner. It’s the perfect time for this exercise while you are stuck in traffic.
Yoga In The Car | Stiff Neck | Radio Mirchi
And the stiffness continues. After stiff back and shoulders, it’s time to take care of your stiff neck.
Yoga In The Car | Stiff Shoulders | Radio Mirchi
If there was a fine for every time you slouch, we would have gone bankrupt by now. Slouching and bad posture not just lead to backaches but also stiff shoulders. Dr Surakshit Goswami, in this episode, talks about some exercises to help you with that.