Your brain is yoga

The practice of yoga can deeply alter the life experience. Stretching, meditation and yogic breathing involves the brain to release certain soothing substances, which play an effect clear in subsequent mood of a session. Write Koncha pines - Pey for space MIMIND.

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Yoga citta vritti nirodha.
Yoga is the end of the disturbance of the mind.

If I were looking for an early morning somebody, around seven in the morning, is probably that I find on my mat, sweat-soaked. Feeling like my heart-pounding, watching my emotions in Sarvangasana.

Nothing is more satisfying than a yoga session full of movement. You may want an intense and sweaty vinyasa practice, or a gentle but deliberate practice as viniyoga, or somewhere in between as hatha yoga which provides a huge glow when you tune movement and breathing. When you do, your mind stops obsessive heartbeat and you begin to break free. Your attention is focused on breathing and not doing, and you feel much better.

The practice of yoga has passed in the last quarter of a century in this country of a yuppie fad to a piece of family health, a recipe of any doctor. The majority of physicians recognize that improve health, gives flexibility in mind and is great to feel happy. Some students ask me if he could not be simply the regular exercise of the fruit of the improvement. However, recent research into clinical applications and Neurobiology of exercise seem to prove that yoga has a advantage other types of aerobic activities, especially in what refers to the emotional stability and welfare.

If I have to recommend the practice of yoga from the psychological field, I would say that it can combat depression and promote the stability of a calm mood. But for a neophyte a series of yoga may seem like simply a series of boring stretching exercises, students who persevere will realize how after one or two weeks begin to win conscious control their emotions. Patience is strengthened, swallows one pride, you do the best you can without understanding too. You learn that the concentration, balance and breathing go hand in hand. You lose weight, and that makes you feel lighter... Increase your tolerance to frustration and malaise - there's nothing like a difficult pose. So you train your emotions in real life.

Recent research from Harvard shows that significant difference between the results for the treatment of stress between meditating and doing yoga or a therapy no cognitive-behavioural. So in summary, it seems to me that when we do yoga we don't know very well what is happening in our brain.

What happens in the brain

Regular practice of yoga releases a chemical called GABA, which is a kind of great inhibitor in the brain and plays a capital role in the Suppression of neural activity in the thalamus of the brain. Classic medications against anxiety, such as benzodiazepines, work by encouraging the release of GABA in the central nervous system. GABA increases in the brains of people who do yoga. The study compared the direct levels of GABA one hour before and one hour after practice, and appeared a 27% increase. Therefore, stretching, meditation and yogic breathing involve the brain to release certain soothing substances, which play an effect clear in subsequent mood of a session. The details of this research help us to reflect on how the released GABA regulates tranquilizer chemistry of the brain, offering less anxiety facing the everyday stressors.

I would not that nobody believed that I am encouraging the practice of yoga giving up another type of treatment for anxiety or depression. There are no similar studies with Tai Chi or any other technique, therefore I would suggest further research.

Promises kept

In a nutshell, yoga can alter deep life experience. Thousands of years ago the Sage Patanjali and the Buddha they promised that meditation and yoga could eliminate the suffering caused by a disturbed spirit. They taught their students to cultivate the focused care, compassion and joy. They believed that it was possible to change the own mental faculties and emotional patterns that regularly experience the meditative States. And they were strong promises.

The next time you do yoga, focus beyond body and object at the moment and what is present at the time. Imagine yourself as a mountain. Some thoughts will be stormy, as Thunder, lightning, and wind. Other, sinister and dark clouds. But keep in mind that what counts is the "stability". Use the breath to focus on the present moment, and cultivates the ability to weather the storm. If you're feeling swept away by a thought or emotion, feel it and returns to the breath. The key is be present at that time constant, in this change of thinking rather than give more content and meaning to your thoughts. In fact, your thoughts are only illusions. Don't believe everything you think, and continuous practice aware of your thoughts, feelings and sensations.

Koncha pines-Pey


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By • 7 May, 2013 • section: General