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Finding Harmony in a Busy Student Life: Embracing Yoga

14 August 2023

Hello there! In the midst of our busy lives, we find ourselves entangled in a web of commitments. From academics and part-time jobs to exams, extracurriculars, and financial responsibilities, we are constantly on the go. In this whirlwind, it’s all too easy to lose sight of our own well-being, neglecting our mental health in the process. There is Yoga- the answer to our modern student struggles. In just half an hour each day, we can rejuvenate ourselves, both physically and mentally. As a postgraduate student and yoga teacher, I’m excited to share some valuable insights with you.

  • Wake Up and Move!

Mornings set the stage for the day, and dedicating 15-20 minutes to physical health can set a positive tone. Within our hectic routines, we often overlook the importance of strengthening our muscles. Simple stretches and joint exercises can make a remarkable difference. Consider gentle neck rotations, shoulder movements, and ankle or wrist rotations. You can also try some basic Asanas (yoga poses), like Padhastasana (forward bending) and Ardha Chakrasana (backward bending), Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) along with Vrukshasana (tree pose). These poses might sound difficult, but they’re actually quite simple to do and can really improve your physical well-being.

  • Connect with Yourself through Pranayama

Don’t be afraid of the word “pranayama” – it’s simply a technique that can change your student life in a positive way. When I was a student, I used to find  it hard to make important decisions because I had so many different thoughts in my head. However, pranayama turned out to be a revelation. It’s as if a switch is turned on in your mind, making your thoughts and goals clearer. To start, just take deep breaths – breathe in really deep, and then breathe out. After that, you can try something called “alternate nostril breathing,” which is like a little adventure for your breath. And guess what? There are even more pranayama techniques to learn. These practices can make your day feel fresh and full of energy.

  • Night time Meditation for Sound Sleep

Here is a secret to a great night’s sleep: meditation before bedtime. Enter the “Bhramari pranayama,” a gateway to peaceful meditation. It involves humming, like a contented bee. This gentle vibration resonates within your brain, activating your brain cells. The result? You wake up refreshed and ready to embrace the new day with vigor.


So, this is my daily routine – a blend of yoga practices that have transformed my student journey. I believe they can do the same for you. Amidst the chaos of student life, dedicating just 30 minutes to yoga can bring balance and serenity. Let’s navigate the student hustle with a clear mind and a revitalized spirit.