Yoga Therapy for a clear mind

I read a blog before on yoga therapy and it kind of sparked a little interest, and I’m all about bringing you a variety of information, so here is what I have learned. This is the definition that I liked the most: Yoga therapy is of modern coinage and represents a first effort to integrate traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical and psychological knowledge. Whereas traditional Yoga is primarily concerned with personal transcendence on the part of a “normal” or healthy individual, Yoga therapy aims at the holistic treatment of various kinds of psychological or somatic dysfunctions ranging from back problems to emotional distress. Both approaches, however, share an understanding of the human being as an integrated body-mind system, which can function optimally only when there is a state of dynamic balance.

  It is believed to reduce pain by helping regulate the brain’s pain center in the spinal cord to secrete natural pain killers. Also they say it will:

  • creates mental clarity and calmness
  • increase body awareness
  • relieves chronic stress patterns
  • relaxes the mind
  • centers attention
  • sharpens concentration

  In addition to all these feel good benefits they say the combination of yogasanas, pranayama, and meditation help in a number of conditions:

  • diabetes
  • blood pressure
  • digestive disorders
  • arthritis
  • arteriosclerosis
  • chronic fatigue
  • asthma
  • varicose veins
  • heart conditions

  This is just something I found interesting. Is it something that I do? No, but I do believe in meditation (it’s on my healthy lifestyle pyramid and I’ve written about it before), so I can see where they’re coming from

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