Health Yoga is probably the best exercise you can do for yourself. In addition to that, it helps to strengthen your immune system, allowing you to fight off disease, illness, lethargy, deterioration from the natural aging process and a host of other benefits.
There are so many diseases and medications in our day and age that it’s only normal for people who care about their body to search for natural ways to improve their health. With health yoga, we are able to heal our body in a physical, emotional and spiritual way that actually works. Living in the Western world, we are offered various treatments for the illnesses, some of which have horrific side effects. So it is always a good idea to look towards nature and within our own body to cure ailments.
Stress and trauma are the top causes of various health conditions involving the heart and body. For instance, stress can cause soft tissue in the body to contract and become hard to help protect the body. But when too much stress is placed on the body or the individual is traumatized from physical or mental injury, the body will try to limit its movement to prevent further damage. Over time this then causes the individual to become more rigid, stiff and less agile.
In other cases, trauma and stress can cause problems for your mental well-being as well. Emotional stress can create problems for the mind, body and soul, causing them to narrow and compress. Over time, this compressing begins to constrict the emotional and physical state. So those of you who are feeling heartache and a “pain in your side” or feeling uneasy, it could be due to stress or trauma.
To make more sense, when your mind, body and soul are restricted, you become slower and your health goes downhill. Your body won’t be able to process nutrients, oxygen or even calmness. Now, your body and mind have to overwork, causing you to become ill, fatigued or even depressed and angry.
With health yoga, you are able to relieve your mind, body and soul of its torment from stress and trauma. By practicing postures, or in yoga terms, Asanas and pranayamas (your control of subtle life forces through breathing techniques), you will be able to protect your mind, body and soul’s health and endurance. Health yoga can help to reestablish your emotional, physical and spiritual self back to its normal state and balance. Being in sync with all aspects of yourself allows you to become a better person overall. Other techniques I find useful are mudras, which are hand gestures and positions, as well as bandhas, which are yoga locks that hold in pranayama (the life force).
So all in all, if you’re looking to try to better your mind, body, soul and health, try health yoga. Research these terms on the internet and follow through by practicing the movements and getting in sync with your better self.