Yoga May In Fact Heal The Body According To Burbank Yoga Center Manager Fatima Bustos-Choy
Yoga is a traditional physical and spiritual discipline which goes back more than 5,000 years.Devised as a joining together of aspects of a person’s body, mind and soul for the purpose of achieving a balanced and happy life, Yoga is now practiced by many people throughout the world.
The poses adopted in Yoga serve to condition your body by becoming aware of your energy flow and learning how to focus that energy in order to increase awareness. By focusing on specific parts of the body or mind it’s going to create a calm and relaxed state.
There are numerous different types of Yoga practiced today, but basically all types of Yoga performed acheives the same end results. Yoga can be practiced by any age group from young children through to seniors. Indeed, children who practice some form of Yoga at an early age will quickly become aware of how their body works and how crucial it is to retain a healthy mind and body.
For the elderly, Yoga can help to decrease issues of being unsteady when walking, and create a more confident attitude by improving physical performance.
Health Benefits of Yoga
Deep breathing, which is one of the techniques used in Yoga, helps to provide the blood with more oxygen and in so doing helps to reduce blood pressure and tension. Deep breathing exercises also seem to aid the skin tissue making it look vibrant and healthy.
Many people find mood swings become less apparent and their ability to cope with stressful situations gets easier. Energy levels seem to increase and therefore the quality of one’s life improves.
Combined with a well-balanced diet, there has been some evidence to indicate that Yoga may lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. Following a proper diabetic regime and prescribed mediation, Yoga may certainly help to control this illness.
What Yoga Cures
Asthma is a debilitating and frightening illness, and there’s some evidence which suggests Yoga can help to reduce the symptoms. Along with the mod ern medi cine it can keep your body relaxed and teach you breathing techniques which can enable you to cope in times of stress.
Illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, heart disease and other respiratory illnesses such as emphysema can all benefit from Yoga.
How Yoga Benefits Weight Loss
It seems strange to think that Yoga, which is a mild form of exercise, can help an individual to lose weight. The fact is that Yoga is just part of an overall effort to lose weight, which is combined with eating fresh fruit and vegetables and whole grain foods rather than refined and pre-packed meals.
Yoga teaches you to understand your body and how to take control of your mind and use your thoughts to create a healthier and happier lifestyle. Discipline eventually becomes second nature, allowing you to be aware of the danger to your body of over indulgence.
How Yoga Heals the Body
It has long been recognized that stress can cause illness. The tightening of the blood vessels means that oxygen is not flowing through the body as it should, and this in turn leads to all types of internal problems.
One of the main purposes of Yoga is to alleviate stress by relaxation exercises and mind control. This cannot be achieved overnight, but regular sessions will show a remarkable improvement in the way one deals with stress.
Cortisol is a hormone that helps to keep our body active, but too much stress can result in creating high levels of this hormone, which in turn suppresses our immune system. This causes sleep problems and a loss of appetite, and also increases the heart rate and blood pressure which puts your body at risk of a heart attack or stroke. Also, excess cortisol results in a person being overly alert and anxious.
Yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system and promotes the rest and renew functions which allow the body to heal itself.
How Meditation Helps People
Meditation raises your physical and mental energy which g ives you an inner strength and confidence. This is so important as we age and have to learn to face many of life’s problems and tragedies.
When what we consider to be an insurmountable problem rears its ugly head, it’s amazing what a short session of meditation can do. Suddenly everything can become quite clear in one’s mind, and you’ll be amazed you didn’t think of the solution before.
With so much going on in our world today it’s important to try to set aside a time to cover the yoga basics and keep ourselves on an even keel. You and your family will benefit from learning how to deal with everyday problems by simply giving your mind and body a chance to relax and see things in a calm and logical way.
Yoga and modern day medicine are there to help us remain fit and healthy and to enjoy life to the fullest
About the Author
Burbank Yoga at the Body and Brain Holistic Wellness Center has members enjoying new levels of health, helping them get off medication, decrease anxiety, lose weight, and feel better. Located at 1054 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, CA 91506, (818) 846-8888