Decreases glucose, sodium, total cholesterol and white blood cell counts
Increases lymphocyte and vitamin C
Increases social skills, Somatic and Kinaesthetic awareness, and self-acceptance
Decreases anxiety, depression, and hostility
Improves memory, concentration, and learning efficiencies
Stabilizes mood swings and overall well-being improves
Benefits of yoga and yoga therapy
Stabilizes autonomic nervous system equilibrium, gastrointestinal function, and endocrine function
Decreases respiratory rate, blood pressure (for hypo reactors), and overall body aches and pains
Increases cardiovascular & respiratory efficiency
Increases immunity, strength, and resiliency
Increases energy level, musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion
Improves excretory functions, overall posture, sleep, and balance
Yoga and Yoga Therapy
Yoga is an ancient science that promotes awareness and self-healing. It provides the tools for self-investigation and self-development that ultimately guides practitioners towards self-realization. As our bodies are a field of observation, it enables us to reconnect to our inner wisdom and peace.
Yoga therapy is an emerging field with a specific focus on health and healing. It is derived from the Yoga tradition of Patanjali and the Ayurvedic system of health care, which refers to the adaptation and application of Yoga techniques. It requires regular practice to help individuals facing health challenges at any level. It allows practitioners to manage their condition, reducing symptoms, restoring balance, increasing vitality, and improving attitude..
As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar puts it, “Health is not a mere absence of disease, it is a dynamic expression of life – in terms of how joyful, loving and enthusiastic you are.” Yoga helps to improve posture and breathing, through mindfulness. It is a holistic fitness package.
Yoga is a skill in action and not just an exercise. It is how we communicate and act. It is a technique, and when it is mastered, it becomes an art and that makes it unique!