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Yoga and Your Health
Yoga is therapeutic for many injuries and medical conditions. Yoga therapy and yoga meditation can provide relief from stress, as well as many other mental and physical ailments. Consult your doctor before beginning a new yoga therapy.
You may know that you want to practice yoga, but are baffled about all the different yoga styles that you've heard. Although all these types of yoga are based on the same yoga poses, there are some major differences between them. Explore the style of yoga that will best suit your body and personality.
You may start doing yoga just to get a good workout, but it's not unusual to discover that your life has transformed with yoga's spirit!
The Art of Adornment steeped in the yogic mind-set and practiced through tantric traditions, stones, crystals, seeds and precious metals can be worn as yoga jewelry to help in maintaining balance, focus, centeredness, mental clarity, and physical and emotional stability.
Tools of Yoga
Hatha Yoga has four divisions or limbs: Asana (bodily postures), Pranayama (regulation of breath), Mudra (arrangement of fingers denoting mystic signs) and Nadanusandhana (hearing the inner sound). Practice of asanas increase muscle flexibility and tone while improving circulation, as they boost the immune system. Complimenting the the practice of asanas, are pranayama and a deeper understanding of the processes of yoga. Hatha yoga is one of the best-known yoga practices of western society. Practicing yoga is associated with establishing harmony, equanimity, balance. Yoga has been well-publicized in mainstream media, recommended to patients by their doctors, and praised by its many practitioners.
Hatha is composed of the syllables Ha and Tha. The breath that rises from the heart and goes out of the body, is called the Prana and is denoted by the syllable Ha. It is always warm and is, therefore, also called the sun. The breath that is taken in, is the Apana and is denoted by the syllable Tha. It is cool and is therefore also called the moon. The right regulation of the action of these, sun and moon, or Prana and Apana is Hatha Yoga.
Breath is life! Exchange of electrons. Flow of energy. Air is the primary nutrient. Survival without it is measured in minutes. It is so important that you do it without thinking. Your breathing is the voice of your spirit. If you become aware of your breath and breathe the way you do when you are calm you will become calm. Yogic breathing techniques are a vocabulary for communicating between the higher cerebrocortical (mind) brain, and the lower limbic and hind-brain autonomic structures. Conscious breathing initiates autonomic healing mechanisms.
Asanas (yoga postures) are based on the sanskrit word "asana" which is derived from the root as which means to be present, to dwell in, to sit quietly, abide, to inhabit. Asana literally means to sit down or sit in a particular position. In the context of yoga, asana refers to the various postures or positions that are commonly identified with the practice of yoga such as the headstand (sirsha-asana) or the lotus (padma-asana). In order to perfect the yoga postures, stretching is done. Regular practice at the asanas, and using breath and gravity, allow you to relax further into the yoga pose. This is Hatha Yoga.
"Mudra" means hand and finger postures. Like yogic body postures, it is also a discipline, to rejuvenate the body. Mudras are symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. Mudra is a 'spiritual gesture' and energetic 'seal of authenticity' used in yoga and spiritual practices of Indian religions and Taoism. Such yoga finger postures not only have a therapeutic effect on the mind-body system but also accentuate mental keeness and acuity.
The most well-known mudras are probably the ones performed while meditating. Sit in lotus position (or with crossed legs), put both hands on the knees, the tips of the thumb and index finger joining, or in the lap, the fingers of the right hand resting on the left palm.
Examples of everyday mudras include the Christian crossing of the fingers for prayer, as is the Indian greeting gesture (that is also used while praying), where the hands are held in front of the chest, palms touching. The Thai greeting of holding the palms of the hands together and bringing them to the tip of the nose with a bow in 'Sawadi ca' is a mudra.
To hear our "inner sound" is considered the yoga practice of listening. The human energy field is a symphony of sound, frequencies and energetic matter. From our auric field and Chakra centers, bones, and organs in the body, all possess a different resonant frequency. When an organ or part of the body is vibrating out of tune or non-harmoniously, it is called "dis-ease" or disease. A body is in a healthy state of being when each cell, each organ creates a resonance that is in harmony with the whole being. Understand the process of paying attention to your inner vibrations.
Reduce Stress with Yoga
Practicing yoga can do more than relieve stress, it can also impact all of the wear and tear on your body associated with stress. We've all experienced the "fight or flight" response to a stressful situation — rapid heart rate, sweating, and increase in blood pressure. Yoga can create a "restorative state" to bring you down from this stressful level and reduce stress hormones released in the body. Over time, chronic stress can cause physical and mental deterioration, so reducing stress with yoga is very beneficial. The quiet asanas, slower breathing and yoga meditation, encourage a state of relaxation. One specific pranayama yoga technique, the "healing breathing technique" teaches breathing through the nose, mouth closed, in 3 distinct yoga rhythms.
Daily yoga practice provides an opportunity to listen deeply to your body. A consistant yoga practice provides a regular time for self focus and can cultivate new awareness.
What is your spiritual experience with yoga? Sharing your own yoga experiences often helps others. We'd love to know in our Spirituality Blog.
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