“Yoga is not a 3-4 months journey, it should be a part of one’s daily life”, says Muskan Mittal
From PCOD to Pregnancy, one can figure out anything with Yoga. Muskan has been practicing Yoga and influencing others since the pandemic. She believes in the art of self realization and self healing. In a decent interview with the Fitness India Show, this prominent Yogini revealed her secrets to her Yogic Journey. Join us as she shares her answers with the world.
- What’s your “Why”? What determined you to follow this path?
I was suffering from a severe cervical spine issue when my yoga journey began. The pain was so severe that I had to rest after every hour throughout the day. I tried many things but nothing worked. That’s when I decided to practice yoga and was able to cure the issue in just a month. That’s when I realized that yoga is a magical Therapy that I must practice daily.
- What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt on your journey?
Do not run after any particular advance pose, otherwise that pose will run away from you & you won’t be able to chase it anymore.
- What is one piece of advice you’d like to give to someone looking to embark on their Yoga journey?
It’s not a 3-4 months journey, it should be a part of one’s daily life. It doesn’t matter when and how much you can practice yoga, what matters is consistency. That can be 15 mins a day or 1 hour.
- Is Yoga as effective as any other form of exercise, like weight training?
Yes, because there are different types of Yoga that cater different needs of the people. In yoga, when a person is putting his/her body in certain positions and orientations, he/she ultimately has to support the muscles. So one is lifting weights, just in the form of their own muscles.
- Can you describe a typical 60-minute yoga session?
I start a yoga session with some joint movements and then some stretching exercises to warm up the body. The first yoga asana is Sun salutations with 5-10 repetitions. Considering the aim of the session, I perform various asanas, which also include breathing exercises. Om Chanting has also been an essential part of my session. Chanting it symbolically and physically tunes us into that sound and acknowledges our connection to everything in the world and the Universe.
- Does one have to practice all of the principles of yoga to benefit from it?
It is very effective if a person can follow and implement all the principles of yoga in their life. But I would suggest starting with one principle and making it a habit, then adding another one and so on. This is a sustainable way to adopt things instead of forcing someone to adapt all the things in a go, which are opposite to their current habits.
- What’s a day in your life look like?
I take 5-6 hours of yoga classes, I shoot and edit the content for Instagram for about 2 hours. Then, I plan for next day’s sessions and take feedback and queries from my students on a daily basis.
- Can you explain the importance of the Chakra System in the practice of yoga?
By practicing yoga, one is definitely able to balance their chakra system which is very important to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance. Each of these chakras contains a huge number of nerves and major organs as well as our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of being. Practitioners may experience chakra energy while practicing yoga.
- What is your favorite aspect about being a health and beauty influencer?
I feel so blessed that I can inspire people to have a healthy lifestyle. People seek and follow my advice about the same and that’s the least I can do.
Muskan has helped a lot of women recover from PCOD/PCOS issues regarding weight gain, diet, PCOD specific asanas as well as regular periods. And we must note – the hair. Wait, can we all have that?
Be sure to check her out! Muskan Mittal, IG: yogajourneywithmuskan