Yoga and Healing Research
Have you ever wondered why Yoga is getting such an increased attention from scientists?
Yoga is not only a great way to stay in shape, focused, and happy, researchers also found that it has therapeutic benefits for healing diseases like heart failure, anxiety, panic attacks, cancer, infertility, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain … etc.
“[..] Today the stress of modern life keeps our nervous system in nearly chronic “flight or fight”. [..] When our body engages in challenging physical activity our sympathetic system can come into play. Aerobics, weight training or running can by themselves, trigger a full-fledged stress response in the body.
Yoga offers a different kind of workout. When we assume challenging yoga poses and breathe through them, we train our bodies to remain calm. Yoga’s emphasis on relaxation, mindfulness and breathing, brings the parasympathetic system back online.[..]
Read more about all the very interesting research HERE:
Here are some other ways yoga can be beneficial:
- Weight Loss
- Increases your Libido
- Improves concentration, productivity
- Helps balancing your hormones
- Builds muscle strength
- Increases flexibility etc.
[Read more about it here: http://www.doyouyoga.com/8-surprising-benefits-of-yoga-you-may-not-know/]
What does Yoga do for you?
Yoga has taught me to be in the moment, be grateful, to appreciate and listen to my body, as well as to take tim
e to deeply breathe and relax. It surprises me each time with what my body is actually capable of doing. It’s also reminding myself of the fact that my body CAN do anything, and that only my own mental blocks prevent me from doing some poses. I’m still not where I want to be in my practice, but I’m getting closer every day.
My own little personal victory: I can bind my hands/arms behind my back now while doing the spinal twist pose AND I can do a full shoulder stand!! Plus, I can do the “Crow pose” for 12 seconds now!! Woohoou! Would’ve never thought I could do this!
What has yoga taught you? I’m curious to hear your thoughts on this!