one of my friends wants to quit smoking ...is their any yoga exercises to overcome from this?
This question was asked on our facebook page and received several answers - do you have any other advice?
SS: OM - do pranayama!! kapalabhati + alternate nostril breathing!
Mei: there is no specific posture for this. maybe increasing pranayama practices to enrich the prana circulation together with regular yoga practice n a change to a healthier lifestyle is the only way. the decision to change has to be fr the inside out and not dependant on an external practice.
Vikram: general yoga practice will bring about physical body awareness - this will lead to external 'ahimsa' or non violence to your own body - which will lead to mental awareness of not allowing indulgences which will harm the body and then slowly the habit will disappear - however practice on regular basis is important. from the physical to the mental - from the gross to the subtle.
Frederick: I smoked. A month after taking up yoga (daily practice) I no longer wanted to smoke, just quit. Yoga is what made quitting possible for me. No particular poses, it is the practice.