Yoga is an ancient technique from India. In yoga we can distinguish many branches or different ways to approach it, but both types of company treat the human being in all its dimensions and seek their development, both physically and mentally and, if you have beliefs about it, we can say that develops the spiritual. Ultimately job growth and overall person. But, as it materializes? For this development we do is practice some exercises regularly, one or two or more times a week, led by a professor or teacher who knows the practice exercises for having made infinity of times, and can pass it on hot, of meaning for him or her, not having read it in a book, listening to a lecture, having learned in a workshop … And that makes the hot transmission practitioner learn much faster and with more interest. So when choosing a practice center, is much more important that the teacher or teacher of yoga branch to which he belongs, it is important to avoid at all costs the fashions that do so much damage to the spirit of yoga.
I guess you might be wondering what kind of exercises that constitute regular practice in which is yoga. This depends on the type of yoga you practice, if it is true that the majority in our country (hatha yoga, ashtanga, iyengar …) are methods that give much importance to the physical part of the practice through the work of the postures.
They are the most visible work of yoga, more aesthetic, more striking at first. They consist of placing the body in a certain position to promote circulation of blood, lymph, massage internal organs, the lungs and oxygenation of the blood, muscle stretching, joint opening, production hormones.
Luckily there are many types and levels of asanas, so all practitioners can find not only your work group but also the exact spot until you can do a posture, yoga, then, fits everyone with the help of professor or teacher and our caution and care.
But yoga is more than that, and the range offered is extensive and, fortunately, we can avail ourselves what most interested us. So we can prioritize work and learning breathing, another of the fundamental pillars of yoga. Breathing is very elaborate in hatha yoga, but other than the asanas, in what is known as pranayama or breathing energy. While in ashtanga, is more synchronized with the positions and the Kundalini is used vehemently, with the ultimate intention of waking energy.
It is perhaps less used or, say, less popular, but we could never say that yoga is less own. There is always some mental work, for example, when we perform the postures, as we have a very important focus. But it is not so hard mental work and transformer as it could be meditation, a practice that is gaining popularity but is far from being as popular as the physical part of yoga, but probably will go up. Not as popular for its difficulty, for the majority it costs more to do nothing than to do a lot of things. So, contrary to what might seem, meditation is more difficult than the physical work.
But the part of yoga that most needs our society are certainly tools that help us relax. Who is not already aware that our society is experiencing accelerated, that our mind has no rest, our body but loosens tense?But who does something about it? Fortunately, more and more people. Yoga is the perfect tool to achieve relaxation. Like everything else, we need a learning time, more if our situation is already accused of stress or anxiety. But let me emphasize, both postural and respiratory aspect, and from the mind, yoga dramatically affects stress levels, agitation, nervousness, insomnia … just ask us a bit of regularity.
For all we’ve seen so far, it appears that yoga is helpful to prevent and assist in the recovery of many diseases and illnesses, favoring the vitality of the body on all levels: muscular, organic, hormonal, circulatory, cranial With these effects … is easy to understand because it helps in many of the diseases we suffer from back pain to varicose veins, to asthma and headaches. Now it is true that there are certain contraindications, the most remarkable of all, because of their greater presence is the feverish state: if fever is best practice not to reset the normal temperature.
Although all aspects of yoga are suitable for prevention and collaboration in the treatment of diseases in question, we can advise a little more in the election. If you have tense muscles or joint pain, or unexplained difficult digestion, or general weakness, poor posture, lack of body awareness … we will beautifully asanas.If you need to relax, suffer stress, anxiety, nervousness, lack of vitality … breathing and visualization are our choices. If we want to transform, we will choose meditation. And if we do not like to choose and have the time and inclination, will choose the three.
But when you start practicing yoga, or if you are regular practitioners, know that increasingly practiced simply because they want to, by the feeling of well-being it provides, and all the benefits we’ve seen so far seem to us like a great addition.