Yoga is a complete exercise system and is complementary to all others. It’s designed for people of all ages and levels of fitness, and it not only keeps you fit and firm, but provides innumerable benefits to the internal systems of the body as well.
A bamboo plant is strong and flexible just like the ideal yoga practitioner. There are four elements to a safe and efficient stretch: attitude, timing, breathing and focus.
We probably all know the benefits of exercise for the heart but yoga adds more benefits to the circulatory system starting with bringing a healthy blood supply to the very source of our blood, where it is made in the bone marrow of the thighs.
It’s amazing how refreshed you feel after you’ve been regularly practicing yoga asanas and deep breathing for some time. This is because of the squeezing and stretching, twisting and flushing processes which rejuvenate deep down into all the cells.
How often do those around you complain of a sore back? Look at the way they stand or sit. The pain is more than likely the result of poor posture. Good posture is when all the joints in the body line up, stacked appropriately one on top of the other and there is equal distribution of muscle strength
We may think of the lungs as two balloons which fill up with air every time we inhale but actually they are like two sea sponges, highly elastic with a porous, spongy texture. All the blood contained in the body passes through the lungs every minute. So learn how to take a Complete Yoga Breath and oxygenate your whole body.
According to various medical researchers, it has been found that 90 percent of illnesses and diseases, arising from a depressed immune system, are stress related. Chronic stress can lead to the body producing continuously high levels of cortisol which acts to suppress the immune system.
What undeniable evidence of how our body influences our moods PMS is! During this time of the month if someone so much as looks at us the wrong way or says something not quite right we may feel hurt, angry or depressed whereas at any other time we wouldn’t even bat an eyelid at it. PMS may also bring about feelings of bloatedness, sugar cravings, moodiness and even acne outbreaks.
Yoga can be of great help in reducing stress and relaxing cramping muscles. Supported Supine Cobbler is considered to be the most beneficial pose because it is calming for the mind and encourages relaxation of the uterus.
There are more than 640 muscles in our body and these make up more than half of our total weight. Learn some beneficial facts about the muscles in your body.
Who would think that stress affects our bones? One of the effects of stress is the release of adrenaline which depletes the calcium in our bones, encouraging them to become more brittle and prone to osteoporosis?
Studies have shown that a well balanced yoga practice lowers excess blood sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes. In general however yoga will have a great toning and revitalizing effect on all the organs of the body including the pancreas.
Lack of strength in the core muscles can lead to lower back pain and injury.
A healthy pituitary gland is of utmost importance to our well being and yoga asanas, breathing, relaxation and meditation all help to keep the pituitary gland healthy.