Yoga through meditation works remarkably to accomplish harmony and helps the mind work in synchronization with the body. How often do we find that we are unable to perform our activities properly and in a satisfying manner because of the confusions and conflicts in our mind weigh down heavily upon us?
“Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you sense danger—whether it’s real or imagined—the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction or the “stress response.” The stress response is the body’s way of protecting you.” – Authors: Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., Melinda Smith, M.A., Robert Segal, M.A., and Lawrence Robinson. Last updated: October 2019. Helpguide.org
It is the number one suspect affecting all parts of our physical, endocrine and emotional system. Yoga can help to improve your ability to handle stress. Rhythmic mindfully exercises such as yoga poses have proven to be extremely effective for various disorders.
Yoga is centered on the mind-body connection. This mind-body harmony is achieved through three things:
– Asana – any type of pose or position
– Pranayama – formal practice of controlling the breath
– Dhyana – meditation therefore focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state
Listed below are just some of the benefits of yoga.
1: Yoga is known to amplify flexibility. Poses trigger the different joints of the body including those are not acted upon with regular exercises routines.
2: Yoga also increases the lubrication of joints, ligament and tendons.
It has also been found that the body which may have started doing yoga being a inflexible one, may experience a quite remarkable improvement flexibility on those parts of the body which have not been consciously worked upon.
3: Yoga also massages all organs of the body. Yoga is perhaps the only exercise that can work on through your internal organs in a thorough manner, including those that hardly get externally stimulated during our entire lifetime.
4: Yoga acts in a wholesome manner on the various body parts. This stimulation and massage of the organs in turn benefits us by keeping away disease and providing a forewarning at the first possible instance of a likely onset of disease or disorder. As a result
one of the far-reaching benefits of yoga is the uncanny sense of awareness that it develops in the practitioner of an impending health disorder or infection.
5: Yoga offers a total detoxification of the body. It gently stretches the muscles and joints as we as massaging the various organs, yoga ensures the optimum blood supply to various parts of the body.
6: Yoga helps in the flushing out of toxins from every nook and cranny of your body as well as providing nourishment up to the last point. This leads to benefits such as delayed ageing, even more energy and a remarkable zest for life.
7: Yoga is also an excellent way to tone your muscles. Muscles which have been flaccid and weak are stimulated repeatedly to shed excess fats and flaccidity.
But these enormous physical benefits are just a “side effect” of this powerful practice. What yoga does is harmonize the mind with the body and these results in real quantum benefits.
It is now an open secret that the will of the mind has enabled people to achieve extraordinary physical feats, which proves beyond doubt the mind and body connection.
In fact yoga it is above all a meditation, because both work together in achieving the common goal of unity of mind, body and spirit which can lead to an experience of eternal bliss that you can only feel through yoga. The meditative practices through yoga help in achieving an emotional balance through detachment.
Most noteworthy creates an extraordinary calmness and a positive outlook, which also has tremendous benefits on the physical health of the body.