Healing with Yoga
The practice of yoga ensures general well-being of the practitioner. It must be understood that yoga is not meant to treat specific ailments and is supposed to have a holistic approach. It is not a set of exercises you perform to get rid of a few illnesses. It is a way of life and warrants a change in your lifestyle. It demands of you to think differently, to live differently and have an overall different approach to life. However, with all these changes in your lifestyle, and all of them being positive ones, your body also reacts in a positive way. The result is that many of your previous ailments reduce or completely go away. Yoga has not targeted them specifically, but the improvements are the results f going through the process.
Yoga’s Effect on the Mind
However, the fact that yoga actually has healing powers is undisputed. It has been clinically established that many of our ailments and illnesses can be cured if we practice yoga regularly. The significant benefits of yoga have been observed in the effects it has on our minds. We tend to stay relaxed, do better in handling stress, and are les fatigued after the end of a long day. The invigorating and revitalizing powers of yoga have long been confirmed and appreciated.
Yoga’s Effect on the Body
Beyond the mind, yoga’s effect can also be felt on the body of someone who follows the tents closely. Research indicates that yoga has a positive impact on several illnesses, some of which we will discuss here.
Cancer: Although not clinically established, there have been several well-documented cases where patients suffering from cancer have recovered completely through the practice of yoga. While some people still dispute such claims, it has to be appreciated that the number of cases documented are significant, and it is more of a failure on our part not to understand how yoga is helping to heal cancer.
Cardiac Problems: Yoga helps to maintain a stable blood pressure and is also effective in controlling the level of cholesterol in our bodies. The obvious benefit is for our heart. With less of hypertension, we are most likely to have less of heart disorders.
Asthma and other breathing ailments: While practicing yoga one has to learn various breathing techniques and the entire process is extremely beneficial to overcome ailments like asthma. Yoga also helps patients with bronchitis. Again the breathing techniques learnt and developed during yoga helps to keep the respiratory system healthy and the breathing passage clear.
Acidity in Stomach: Some of the most frequent ailments such as acidity and indigestion can be tackled through regular practice of yoga.
Backache: Yoga lays special emphasis on our sitting and standing postures ensuring that we do not stress our spinal cord or the muscles around it. The various asanas also help us to gain more flexibility thus reducing the chance of backache and similar ailments.
Insomnia: As yoga helps us to stay calm and relaxed and assists us to tackle stress better, we develop better sleeping habits. Insomnia becomes a thing of the past.