In his second yoga sutra, Patanjali defines yoga as the “conscious process of gaining mastery over the mind”. By practicing self-hypnosis, asanas, pranayamas, kriyas and meditation, we develop awareness of our body, breathing and thoughts. This awareness awakens inner knowledge and wisdom that helps us better know ourselves.
By Ishrattasleem Tasleem Research and clinical studies about Yogic therapy seem to indicate that the mind and body are connected with each other in a holistic way. In turn, yoga works to reduce suffering from mental distress, depression and anxiety, with daily practice. Everyone experiences feelings of stress and anxiety at times in his or [...]
Joint and associated muscle group movement helps to augment both Venous and Lymphatic circulation. This helps to prevent venous pooling and lower limb cellular waste accumulation. The venous system does not have the same pressure gradient as the arterial system and relies on venous cusps within the veins and the constant muscular skeletal augmentation to allow the blood to return to the heart for recirculation. The anti-gastric exercises in part II facilitate the gravitational return of blood back to the heart as the lower limbs are often placed at a higher angle than the thoracic cavity.
Yoga helps survivors of trauma to feel comfortable within their own body once more, and it also helps to provide them with coping mechanisms that can be employed outside of the yoga studio or doctor's office to deal with the aftermath of the trauma. Many people who suffer from trauma find that it can be more difficult to deal with the triggers and upsetting times that follow the trauma than it is to deal with the trauma itself.
Yoga, Pilates, and progressive weight resistance are treatments that show much promise. Each of these methods require a trainer, instructor, or teacher who is experienced and certified. With the supervision of a trained, experienced, and certified yoga teacher, asana (yoga posture) is the perfect exercise for a person with osteoporosis.
Kundalini Yoga recommends meditation for opening the Sixth Chakra while “Yoga Journal” provides a series of poses designed to stimulate the pituitary gland. These include the following list of Yoga postures.
There are many ways to incorporate Yoga into daily life. While more beneficial when done regularly as part of an overall practice, stretches, deep breathing, and relaxation can provide therapeutic benefits at any time and place.
Specialized yoga instructor training intensives address many different neurological disorders. Among the many neurological disorders...
Of the many ailments we may study during a yoga instructor training course, back pain and headaches are most common for the average...
Yoga therapy aims to heal the body of any physical, mental, emotional or psychosomatic ailments by identifying the root of a dysfunction and practicing a set of techniques (asana, pranayama, meditation or relaxation techniques) intended to address the problem. It seems obvious to yoga teachers that people who suffer from problems ranging from persistent lower back pain to depression have been flocking to our classes in an attempt to alleviate their symptoms.