If you’ve done your downward dog yoga pose today, you’re probably feeling more relaxed. Regardless of your level of yoga expertise, if you’re practicing regularly, you can feel better from head to toe.
Yoga offers physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages. And, if you’re going through an illness, recovering from surgery or living with a chronic condition, yoga can become an integral part of your treatment and potentially hasten healing.
A yoga therapist can work with patients and put together individualized plans that work together with their medical and surgical therapies. That way, yoga can support the healing process and help the person experience symptoms with more centeredness and less distress.
1. Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility.
Slow movements and deep breathing increase blood flow and warm up muscles, while holding a pose can build strength.
Try it: Tree Pose
Balance on one foot, while holding the other foot to your calf or above the knee (but never on the knee) at a right angle. Try to focus on one spot in front of you, while you balance for one minute.
2. Yoga helps with back pain relief.
Yoga is as good as basic stretching for easing pain and improving mobility in people with lower back pain. The American College of Physicians recommends yoga as a first-line treatment for chronic low back pain.
Try it: Cat-Cow Pose
Get on all fours, placing your palms underneath your shoulders and your knees underneath your hips. First, inhale, as you let your stomach drop down toward the floor. Then, exhale, as you draw your navel toward your spine, arching your spine like a cat stretching.
3. Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms.
Gentle yoga has been shown to ease some of the discomfort of tender, swollen joints for people with arthritis, according to a Johns Hopkins review of 11 recent studies.
4. Yoga benefits heart health.
Regular yoga practice may reduce levels of stress and body-wide inflammation, contributing to healthier hearts. Several of the factors contributing to heart disease, including high blood pressure and excess weight, can also be addressed through yoga.
Try it: Downward Dog Pose
Get on all fours, then tuck your toes under and bring your sitting bones up, so that you make a triangle shape. Keep a slight bend in your knees, while lengthening your spine and tailbone.
5. Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better.
Research shows that a consistent bedtime yoga routine can help you get in the right mindset and prepare your body to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Try It: Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose
Sit with your left side against a wall, then gently turn right and lift your legs up to rest against the wall, keeping your back on the floor and your sitting bones close to the wall. You can remain in this position for 5 to 15 minutes.
6. Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods.
You may feel increased mental and physical energy, a boost in alertness and enthusiasm, and fewer negative feelings after getting into a routine of practicing yoga.
7. Yoga helps you manage stress.
According to the National Institutes of Health, scientific evidence shows that yoga supports stress management, mental health, mindfulness, healthy eating, weight loss and quality sleep.
Try It: Corpse Pose (Savasana)
Lie down with your limbs gently stretched out, away from the body, with your palms facing up. Try to clear your mind while breathing deeply. You can hold this pose for 5 to 15 minutes.
8. Yoga connects you with a supportive community.
Participating in yoga classes can ease loneliness and provide an environment for group healing and support. Even during one-on-one sessions loneliness is reduced as one is acknowledged as a unique individual, being listened to and participating in the creation of a personalized yoga plan.
9. Yoga promotes better self-care.
Scientific Research on Yoga Benefits
The U.S. military, the National Institutes of Health and other large organizations are listening to — and incorporating — scientific validation of yoga’s value in health care.
Numerous studies show yoga’s benefits in arthritis, osteopenia, balance issues, oncology, women’s health, chronic pain and other specialties.
Full Of L.O.V.E ?
We experience life through emotions, How we feel determines our quality of life.
You can measure your own frequency state right now.
It is a direct relationship to how you feel.
Your emotions are an expression of your energetic state.
Emotion = energy in motion
Napoleon Hill’s best selling book Think and grow rich also talks about manifesting and the law of vibration.
Your vibrational energy is related to your emotional energy.
The simple explanation is that when you feel good, the quality of your thoughts become good.
Your life is just a series of decisions. You are more likely to make good decisions when they are based on high quality thoughts and at a high vibrational energy.
As shown by quantum physics, everything in the universe is composed of a singular energy.
Each quanta of energy vibrates at a specific frequency.
The grand total of all vibrations of the cells in your body results in your own unique overall frequency.
Consider this statement:
L.O.V.E – Level Of Vibrational Energy
Think about the people you really admire and who are already living the lives that you want to manifest.
What emotions do you think they feel most of the time?
* Peace – HIGHEST ENERGY (Love for all)
* Apathy – LOWEST ENERGY (No love)
The highest energetic state (love for all) is peace and the lowest state (no love) is apathy.
The more you operate at any of the frequency states, the more ATTRACTIVE you become to things that also operate at those frequencies.
If you live with fear, you will attract more fear; if you live with joy, you will attract more joy.
This is the natural law of the universe.
I managed to lose it all when I started to operate mostly in the frequency range of anger, fear and grief.
Do you think anyone wanted to hang out with me in those states?
People want to be around positive, happy and confident people!
So, in order to attract those high energetic states of peace and joy, you MUST continuously raise your energetic value.
As Tony Robbins rightly says, you must elevate your state!
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