The practice of
Yoga not only works in the physical body, keeping it fit, strengthen and
elongated the muscles; it also works in the nervous and circulatory systems,
purifying and balancing them.
In the past,
traditional healers used these postures as a method for healing emotional
disorders and illnesses. As a result of a regular practice many health benefits
will occur, such as greater endurance, flexibility, deeper breathing, and in
general improvement in mood and emotional well being.
of Hatha Yoga provide powerful physical results and are intended to serve as a
foundation for the mental and spiritual dimensions of Yoga. Hard work can
silence the mind, but has no power to alter or transcend emotional and karmic
patters held in the unconscious.
The practice of Asanas, promotes flexibility of the muscles, and strength
of the bones and tissues; massages the organs, brings balance to different
internal and glandular functions; promotes the flow of vital energy, prana (also
known as qi in Chinese, or ki in Japanese), balances the physical and
metaphysical parts of the body, or koshas.
Asanas are techniques
that promote awareness, concentration, meditation, and relaxation, through the
physical body. As the practice becomes more regular it results in good mental
and physical health through the stretch, massage and the stimulation of the energy
channels and internal organs.
studies have shown that the practice of Yoga have curative abilities an can prevent
disease, by promoting energy and health. That’s why more and more professionals
have start using Yoga techniques in patients with different mental and physical
symptoms, such as psycho-somatic stresses and different diseases.
Our bodies have a tendency to
built up and accumulate poisons like uric acid, calcium crystals, just to
mention some of them. The accumulation of this develops in diseases, and makes
our bodies stiff. A regular Yoga practice can
clean the tissues by muscle stretching and massaging of the internal organs.
This brings the waste back into circulation so that the lungs, intestines,
kidneys, and skin are able to remove them in a natural way.