Sat Oct 01 2022
Would you believe me if I said that certain plants can boost one's yoga practice?
These plants, when placed in a yoga practitioner's personal practice area or studio, can provide an oxygen-rich surrounding and positive energy to the practitioner.
According to NASA and scientific researches, plants can purify the air in our homes, by absorbing gases in the room through surface space on the leave. They can also synthesize light and turn it into energy. Plants also absorb carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen.
Below are some plants you should consider having in your yoga-practising space.
Holy Basil or TulsiThis plant is considered sacred by the Hindus. Widely used in Siddha and Ayurveda medicines, this plant is also used in meditation. Often kept in temples and homes in India, tulsi has been proven by science to enhance cerebral circulation, protect the brain, and prevent high levels of corticosterone. The natural antioxidants in this plant also helps to fight excessive free radicals in the air.
Aloe VeraThis thorny plant is another good choice to place in your yoga space. It can not only be used as oinment to treat burns, cuts and wounds, but it is also a powerful air purifier. This plant needs very little sunlight, and thus, is suitable to be kept indoors. It is also an easy to grow plant as it needs very little "maintenance".
Snake PlantOften confused with aloe vera, the snake plant has a striking deep green mottling hemmed in bright yellow. The sturdy and upright leaves of this plant offer any indoor area a lively look. Snake plant clean the toxins in the air and provides more oxygen, especially at night. If you are having yoga classes or breathing and meditations at night, this is the plant that needs to be in your practice space. Like aloe vera, the snake plant also needs very little care and is easy to grow.
Mint PlantSome plants provide natural aroma to your space. When sunlight hits mint leaves, the latter's aromatic qualities can permeate the air. This gives your yoga studio or room a sense of freshness. Also an edible herb, mint are great plants to grow indoors due to their easy-to-care requirements. While you are practising yoga, pluck a couple of mint leaves and mix them into your drink for that fresh, calming feeling!
Spider PlantIf your yoga studio is in the middle of a polluted industrial area or a place with busy traffic, this plant is perfect for you. It is great at removing poisonous gases, as well as other impurities like formaldehyde and xylene. It does not need much attention and sunlight, a healthy spider plant can grow rapidly.
Chinese EvergreenThe beautiful big leaves of this plant helps to improve the air quality of your indoor space. Its ability to filter indoor air pollutants and toxins makes it the best choice to be placed in your yoga space. If you are conducting breathing and meditation lessons, choose this plant to beautify your space, and provide oxygen, which increase productivity and enriches your health.
There are many other plants capable of giving tremendous benefits to your indoor space, with minimal care and attention. They can increase one's mood, heal the body, provide calming effects, clean the air, among others.
If you are planning to have your own yoga space, consider getting these awesome plants.
Nizha Periaswamy is a yoga instructor and freelance writer.
Photo source: Pixabay
Unique Malaysia: Common Slangs We Often Use & What They Mean
As Malaysians, we often utter slang words that have unique meanings. These are some of them and what they mean.
Eight Ways to Naturally Boost your Immune System
These are eight sure-fire ways to boost your immune system, the natural way.
Editor's Pick: Best 6 Last-Minute Shopping Places for Deepavali in Malaysia
If you are looking for some last-minute shopping ideas, check out these places to get some quick fix to your dilemma
Chittu Urundai: The Forgotten Delicacy
Have you ever eaten Chittu Urundai? In fact, it is a traditional delicacy that is forgotten.
9 Ways To Have A “Save” Deepavali Celebration!
A quick guide to avoid getting carried away with our spending.
Deepavali Special: Kadalai Paruppu Mutton Kheema Gravy
Are you bored of eating idli and thosai with the same curries or chutneys? Then, its time for you to explore the delicious Kadalai Paruppu Mutton Kheema Gravy!
Seven Tips to Drive Safely in the Rain
Driving in the rain can be really challenging sometimes. Here are seven tips to help you drive safely in wet road conditions.
How to Survive a Heart Attack When You’re Alone?
Knowing what to do when faced with heart attack symptoms can be handy as it can save your life especially when you're alone!
The Significance Of Lighting Lamps During Deepavali
So what is the significance of lighting lamps? Find out here...
The Science Behind Vaastu Shastra and Why It's Important
What is Vaastu Shastra about and how is it applied in the real world?
Watch Karthigai Deepam LIVE Streaming from Thiruvannamalai
Watch LIVE telecast of Karthigai Deepam 2022!
Radio Masti 24x7 is the First to partner from Singapore with Astro Malaysia!
Bollywood Masti (Fun) unlimited now on SYOK in Malaysia.
TFA’s Shantanand Festival of Arts 2022 Returns With Shrine of Artistic and Cultural Activity
With the theme “Remember, Reignite, Reconnect,” the Temple of Fine Arts’ annual arts extravaganza returns, rekindled, resilient, reignited, reconnecting to the world!
Karthigai Deepam 2022: Know The Significance, Rituals, & Time of This Grand Festival
As Karthigai Deepam is lit up at 6.00pm sharp each year on the top of the Thiruvannamalai hill, we may start to light up the lamps at the same time as the temple lights up.
Diiyaash Dev; A Young Prodigy with A Powerful Memory Holds the Malaysia Book of Records
Meet our Lil champ Diiyaash Dev who has carved his name in the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) by being “The Youngest to Speak Expressive Vocabulary” in Malaysia.
Kangana Ranaut To Take On The Iconic Role Of ‘Chandramukhi’
Kangana Ranaut who plays the female lead role in Jayalalithaa's biopic film - ‘Thalaivii’ is all set to bring back her majestic appearance in the iconic role of Chandramukhi in P. Vasu’s Chandramukhi 2.
Check Out 6 Movies of Kamal Haasan That Celebrated Tamil Art & Tradition!
Let's take a look at the 6 movies Kamal Haasan brought Tamil arts and traditions to the mass audience...
Meet Maya, The Real-Life “Iron Lady” of Malaysia
Meet Maya - indeed a beautiful ‘Rope Access Technician’ and ‘Non-Destructive Testing Technician’ who was seen in a video posted on Twitter by Kuala Lumpur Reporter climbing to the top of one of the Petronas Twin Towers to repair its light bulbs.
Nisshaa, A Young Woman Who Is Not Letting Her Crippling Condition Get in the Way
Nisshaa Muniandy suffers from a crippling combination of dystonia and epilepsy, but the young woman is not letting that get in her way of achieving in life. This is her inspiring story...
Krishen Jit Fund Awards 6 Grants to Exceptional Malaysians
Astro in collaboration with Creador Foundation and Five Arts Centre has awarded six grants to creative Malaysians worth a total of RM57,000, ranging from RM5,000 to RM15,000 through the Krishen Jit Fund.