It has been demonstrated that when we begin to heal our lives, our hearts begin to heal as well.
The determining factor of improvement in heart patients was not how old or how sick they were. The major factor was how much they changed their lifestyles by adding yoga, meditation, changes in their diets and a group support session.
Isolation can lead to stress and then to illness. The most common forms of isolation are as follows:
• Isolation from our feelings, our inner self and inner peace.
• Isolation from others.
• Isolation from a higher force.
Opening up to others and showing them our feelings prevents us and those we care about from isolation. Yoga is also a tool to protect against isolation. The breathing techniques, meditation, visualization, relaxation practices, and son on all have a common purpose of healing.
Conventional medicine is superb when it comes to surgery, but alternative medicine can be more effective for many other medical situations, sparing individuals from side effects and often proving to be more affordable. Some patients often become dependent on doctors and medicines rather than changing their lifestyle in a way that can help them to heal and improve their health.
Meditation is like a remedy. Medical meditations use breath, mantras, posture and movement, and mental focus, and many doctors are beginning to recommend yoga to their patients, especially when their complains are about the nervous system, weight, high blood pressure, or heart problems.
Remember that maintaining an internal balance, without stress, and raising the body's self healing powers are crucial to long-term health. This is what yoga does best. When we practice yoga, we are open to a sensitive process of awareness, creating a space in which healing can occur naturally. And the best part is that many health care systems are including alternative medicine, such yoga, in their programs.