1. Proper Exercise (Asana)
The asanas (physical yoga postures) ensure the health of the internal body systems and the flexibility of the spine. Asanas renew and energize the body and mind, improve concentration, help to release blocked mental energy and negative emotions, and promote a feeling of connection and self-awareness. Yoga is traditionally considered more than physical exercise because it’s benefits are not only physical, but also mental, emotional and spiritual.
4. Proper Diet (Vegetarian)
Food is the fuel for the body. Yoga is concerned with the subtle effect food has on the serenity of the mind and the keenness of the intellect, as well as the health of the body. The yogic diet is sattvic - stable pure focused energy, calm, balanced, lively. The aim of yoga is to increase sattvic energy in our being by choosing sattvic foods hence, the yogic diet is a vegetarian one, consisting of pure, simple natural foods which are easily digested and promote health.