The benefits of yoga are well known to many who study a more integrative practice of health and wellness with utilization of treatments other than pharmaceuticals or surgery. And even if prescriptions or surgery are needed to help heal, practitioners that use complimentary modalities find greater success. When the patient is engaged in changing behaviors, implementing lifestyle practices that support better overall functioning of the body, and shifting to a more positive perception of life stressors better outcomes ensue.
Yoga can be, for many, a vital part of living and thriving in life. Yoga helps many to find a state of flow, or a meditative state, a place of mind body coherence. Coherence elicits benefits such as lower blood pressure, improved breathing rates, improved metabolic functioning, and feelings of peace and contentment. Mind-body practices were brought to the forefront of healing and living a healthier life by Dr. Herbert Benson. He studied the power of the mind and it’s physiological effects that improved overall health for many chronic conditions. Yoga has also been well researched for benefits that include improvements in adiponectin level, serum lipids, and metabolic syndrome risk factors in obese postmenopausal women (note this is a VERY shortened list of studied benefits).
It helps many to find a state of flow, or a meditative state, a place of mind body coherence that elicits benefits such lower blood pressure, improved breathing rates, improved metabolic functioning, and feelings of peace and contentment. This was brought to the forefront of healing along with living a healthier life through better lifestyle practices by Dr. Benson.
So what are you waiting for?!? Get out there and find what type fits you and practice! Many studios offer new student special packages or if your traveling will give a discount or a free class. I love to do this and try out new yoga experiences. Try out as many as you can and be open to new experiences while discovering the magic of yoga. Every day incorporate your practice into your lifestyle, one that supports a moving, functioning highly intelligent system: YOU. Do yoga and show off your self love! I do yoga today so I can do yoga when I’m 90. Life is movement and I plan on living & moving a long time!