Practicing relaxation techniques is much less expensive than a visit to the emergency room. Even if at this moment you feel good, the advice is to start practicing yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques in order for you to know how to take care of yourself in times of need.
Yoga is good for us because it helps both our body and mind. Through the asanas (poses) and the pranayama (breath), all wrapped in one, yoga makes a total body experience that can bring many benefits to our health.
Of course, your practice must be done in a cohesive way, practicing in the right mindset and for the right reasons. You can choose to use yoga as a workout to become more flexible or stronger but, if you only experience yoga this way, you are losing some the best sides of this ancient discipline.
You really must trust the practice and yourself, trying to find a moment in each day, even if only for a few minutes where you can really dedicate time to yourself. No judgment needed and no rushing things, you just have to trust the process and live every posture as well as breath as a gift. Take an opportunity to really feel your body, listening to it and learn to let go everything that does not serve you in that moment.
Here is a little reminder of the most common benefits of yoga:
Improves strength and tones the muscles
Increases the vital energy
Balances the entire body
Gets rid of the pain
Improves performance for athletes
Anyone who has tried yoga will acknowledge that it has helped them in so many ways. It can bring you a better understanding of the concept of leading a healthy, fit life, clear mind all while free of pain. If you practice yoga, all of yoga (Breath, Meditation, Asanas… to name some), with the right commitment and approach, you will easily find yourself, getting to know your body fully. Yoga will become the perfect tool to deal with all the stress and the challenges of the craziness of everyday life.
So, what are you waiting for? Jump on the mat, trust the discipline and get started!