I've done yoga for a long time and can testify that it's one of the best gifts we can ever give ourselves. A sentence from our guest author today really should resonate with all of us and that is that we train our bodies to ignore pain. That is a powerful insight. How are YOU ignoring pain?
Yoga is one of the absolute best exercise activities and techniques out there for uniting the body, mind, and spirit. It is phenomenal for providing calmness to the body and bringing peace to the mind.
There is something to be said about a person being in tune with their body. Listening to the body is not a gift everyone has but everyone can learn to develop the skill.
Many people train their bodies to ignore pain whenever possible without even realizing they do it. Time has become such a golden commodity more often than not greater value is placed in it rather than the importance of taking care of ourselves.
Participating in yoga makes it much less possible to ignore your body because you suddenly become aware of minor aches and pains you have been able to put out of your mind for a short while.
Inside you know if you choose to ignore these issues for too long they will most likely grow into something that cannot be mended right away with a quick trip to the massage therapist.
So why is it people are so unwilling to take a minute to care for themselves properly until it is nearly too late. One may argue it is because time has become such a golden commodity that it is often valued more than our own health.
Yoga is quiet and surreal and peaceful. It is very nourishing to the soul. It is a very graceful exercise to observe or engage in.
There is no hard pounding on your joints or jerking of body parts. Yoga is gentle on the body and calming to the soul which also comforts the body and mind. Yoga sets the scene for the mind to clear away confusion.
Yoga stretches the muscles and tendons slowly which gives them time to adjust to the new positions. Each time you reposition your body focus on your breathing techniques.
This form of exercise requires slow movement which is fantastic for anyone living in today’s crazy fast paced world. This type of exercise promotes health and well-being in every way.
Even if you have not yet bought into the idea of giving your body a break your mind certainly could use one. Trust those who have incorporated this into their life and invite a peace of serenity into your own life.
Your body will feel revived and energetic and your mind will think quickly and clearly. If you will nourish your body and mind they will feed your soul.