Yoga Heals the Heart

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Does yoga heal? Yes. Yes, it does.

Studies have shown with the mental and physical principles of yoga have shown those that practice at least a few times reduces stress and possibly depression. Thanks to deep breathing. That strong Ujjyai breathing helps with the breath called pranayama. Prana – life force (breath) and yama – “control” or “restriction”. When practicing ujjyai breathing you take a deep inhalation followed by a deep exhalation, to open yourself up to receive breath. By creating this breath at the back of your throat creates the quality of your breath to your state of mind, so when you are aware of your breath you can be aware of your inner state.

We need to breathe everyday and think of it ever so passively. When practicing yoga, you become to be aware of your state of mind while holding poses but also breathing is also important. You go into a meditative state that is almost like a small dance with yourself. Think of it as a meditation but with a flow. Meditation is the basis for all inner work and an important part of the journey inward. When are able to find a way to yes to your heart, you can simply tune into your breath and observe it slowly coming in and going out. The place you choose for your yoga is up to you. Home practice or at your favorite yoga studio, meditation helps transport you to that sacred place within yourself.



About the Author:

I started practicing yoga about four years ago being curious about a hot yoga studio where I use to live. Found out it was strictly Bikram yoga, I began to practice for weight loss and stregthening. Until an instructor taught a Vinyasa class and became hooked. Due to the stresses of personal life I stopped practicing until my boyfriend had suggested for me to go back to yoga since it had brought me so much joy when I was practicing. Cut to two years later I find Get Zen Yoga. I began practicing again and finding myself and a community of amazing people. My favorite classes are power yoga and buti. My down time I still practice at the studio and spend time with my loves. I can honestly say yoga has brought back joy and self love into my life. Set your intention everyday and let it be your mantra. Practice kindness and gratitude. Namaste. P
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