There are so many people today looking for some kind of magical solution to their physical, mental, and spiritual issues. While yoga may not be able to replace biomedical treatment, it can certainly alleviate much of the symptomology one may be suffering from.
Coming into a Yoga Shop may be the first step towards finding more peace and strength in your life. You have no idea how much yoga can benefit you in so many ways until you try. You can find so much in the way of healing that you never expected.
Yoga has been misunderstood by too many people as some kind of new age fad that people who believe themselves to be ‘spiritual’ enjoy as a part of their rather questionable lifestyle. The truth is that the yoga that we practice in the West is largely removed from any spiritual or religious aspects.
Rather, the yoga that we practice in the West is mostly focused on health and well being. Think of yoga as something like Zumba or Spin Class, rather than something that has been geared towards spiritual enlightenment.
Of course, yoga can very easily help you in your spiritual journey if that is what you want it to do. After all, it does have deeply religious roots, and if you wish to find a higher meaning through yoga, you can find instructors and classes that do take a greater focus on spiritual well being than just a secular fitness and physical health class.
What can Yoga do for Me?
“The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body,”
Natalie Nevins, DO, Osteopathic Family Physician and Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor
Yoga is a very varied discipline, and today there are over a hundred different types of yoga that one can choose from. While you may be happy just doing the basic, broadly defined form, there are some people that have specific needs.
If you require are more tailored or specialized experience and movement, then you need to spend a bit of time researching the different types of yoga. Alternatively, you can approach your local instructor and ask them for guidance, which they will happily provide to anyone interested.
One of the most incredible applications that yoga is used for is for the relief of chronic pain conditions, especially those to do with lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, and arthritis.
Those that suffer from chronic pain conditions will find that they are not so dependent on heavy painkillers anymore, and that control over their pain becomes more autonomous and independent For upon.
Those that find themselves struggling to sleep at night could really benefit from taking up yoga. There are few things worse than endless night spent tossing and turning in desperation. Yoga can very easily regulate your melanin levels by permitting a more stable petrochemical balance, improving your relaxation capacities in general