Yoga’s purpose is unifying the body, mind, and spirit. A series of postures, breathing exercises, and meditation achieve this connection. With the integration of the body, mind and spirit, you can attain a physical and mental balance in your life as well as abundant inner peace.
The practice of yoga begins in the mind. It doesn’t matter your physical
strength, flexibility, weight, or experience. Yoga is a practice that you are
encouraged to work at your own pace, never requiring anything more than you have to give at that particular moment. Yoga is completely for yourself. Practice canbe as intense or as simple as you need it to be. Yoga teachers never push you to
do more than you can do. It’s completely your practice, your 30 minutes – 1 1/2 hours (depending on the type of yoga) you are giving to yourself. It is a gift to you!
When your mind is able to concentrate fully on your yoga practice the
unification of body, mind, and spirit takes place. This is the beneficial
intention of practicing yoga. There are many situations where you may be
struggling with problems and are continuously thinking about them. The problems
keep you awake even at night. Your sleep deprived, stressed, and miserable.
There aren’t any immediate solutions and most of your time is spent worrying.
Your mind is so preoccupied and full of difficulties. You are no longer living
in the present moment and find that your happiness is suffering. Along with many
other psychological medical conditions depression may be setting in. Does this
sound familiar? Do you question yourself about being depressed? You may find
yourself taking those quizzes in the doctor’s office and notice you answered
“yes” to most of them.
Yoga is a great tool for an overactive mind and alleviating depression. Yoga
when practiced properly, quiets the mind and develops peace and tranquility for
the mind and body. You should try making yoga practice a daily routine in your
life. Dealing with life’s difficulties and a unsettled mind will seem less
stressful. You will be better prepared to deal with these problems through
greater mental control and patience. If you looking for something to help you
better deal with stress while improving your physical body through toning,
strengthening and conditioning you cannot go wrong beginning a yoga program.
A yoga program can help you find solutions to problems you may have never
considered. Deep concentration and breathing during yoga develops amazing
listening skills, patience and relaxation allowing your mind to empty. You will
find yourself in a quieter place.