Benefits of Yoga: peace of mind and strength of the muscles
October 30, 2011
- Benefits of Yoga: peace of mind and strength of the muscles
- Types of Yoga
Yoga - a system of personal growth, attention is paid to the development of body, mind and soul. Breathing techniques and meditation
Meditation - treats the body and the spirit
They are the key to peace of mind and good physical health. Yoga means "union unity," and is considered a powerful tool to achieve harmony of body and soul. Breathing exercises and Pranayama contribute to a healthier body and mind, giving vitality and peace of mind. The popularity of yoga in the world as a health and fitness practices due to its beneficial effects on people.
The beneficial properties of yoga
The fundamental aim of yoga is to maintain the harmony of body, mind and the outside world. Yoga has countless beneficial effects:
- It increases flexibility
- Improves performance of the joints, ligaments and tendons
- Provides massage all of the body organs
- Excellent strengthens muscles
- It gives emotional balance and peace of mind
- Cares about the ideal posture
- Improves digestion
- Decreases body fat
- Repair damaged back muscles
- It reduces the healing of wounds
- Prevents getting repeated injuries
Yoga can also be a means of self-discipline, and improve concentration and memory. Yoga classes are very useful for young people who can use it to maintain its natural flexibility for many years. Teens can develop the inner strength to cope with stress and the negative impact of the world, as well as to maintain a youthful flexibility. Slow yoga asanas help older people alleviate health problems such as poor circulation and arthritis
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It is noticed that yoga helps pregnant women to reduce back pain and depression
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And gives rest during work. Deep breathing helps to relax and promotes sound sleep
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. It brings inner harmony and mental clarity. Stretching exercises help to warm up and develop all the muscles and joints, as well as to supply all organs with blood. In addition, yoga increases the effect of exercise and perfectly complements them. People practicing yoga, learn to use the most efficient respiratory system of the body and increase lung capacity. The focus is on the internal content and better health.
Yoga - safety advice and recommendations
- The best time to practice yoga - morning, immediately after getting up. Asana Yoga can be practiced at any time of the day, except for two - three hours after eating.
- It is best to practice yoga in a quiet, well-ventilated area.
- Do not practice yoga while under the influence of direct sunlight, as well as immediately after sunbathing.
- In no case can not do yoga under the influence of alcohol or drugs that alter the state of consciousness.
- People with disabilities, people with severe, acute or chronic diseases should consult a doctor and a yoga instructor to evaluate the danger and complexity of yoga.
- It is recommended to begin the development of asanas and practices under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
- Never operate through force or overwork. In between the exercises you need to relax for a few seconds.
Yoga - not a religion and does not impose a religious code of conduct. According to the Treaty of Indian sage Patanyali, yoga consists of eight aspects or yoga sutras. Patanyali one of the first introduced yoga in the form of a clear framework, namely as a path consisting of eight steps:
- Yama - moral commandments or ethical restrictions
- Niyama - spiritual principles
- Asana - posture
- Pranayama - breath control
- Pratyahara - the removal of external objects on the senses
- Dharana - concentration
- Dhyana - meditation
- Samadhi - the achievement of super-consciousness
The practice of Qigong health system of exercises
September 2, 2012
- The practice of Qigong health system of exercises
Known as Qigong or chi-gong exercises help to balance breathing, movement, meditation and healing effects
Meditation - treats the body and the spirit
. The practice of qigong goes back far into the Chinese tradition, philosophy, martial arts and Chinese traditional medicine. The practice should lead to a balance of qi or chi.
Qi - the basis of life energy, or energy flow of the universe. Gunn means development through regular training. The practice of Qigong training includes work with energy or energy development. Learning Qigong provides the concentration and strength.
While many believe that this is just a qigong exercises, others attribute it to alternative medicine. The practice of Qigong activates the flow of qi in the body. Qigong helps develop human potential, inner wisdom and learn more about yourself. It soothes the mind and gives energy to the body. Qigong is based on the interaction of movement and breathing, so reduces the overall stress
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organism. This practice has been used in China for thousands of years by millions of people. Many styles of Qigong practice and in our days.
Qigong has a variety of forms. It can be quite simple, and can be complex, requiring an effort. People of all ages can benefit from these exercises. These practices can be performed anywhere.
Qigong into action
Based on Chinese philosophy, Qigong embodies respiratory, physical and mental types of practices. All forms of qigong are mostly composed of four types of practices:
- Practices that require external action
- Dynamic Training: This type of training is the fluid movement in coordination with the breath and the development of keenness of mind. "Five Animals", "wild crane", "wild goose" - these are just some posture qigong. For a person practicing qigong, the goal is to achieve unity of mind, body and spirit, which helps to activate and control of qi energy.
- Static exercise: This kind of practice is to hold a certain fixed posture for some time, is a bit like holding postures in yoga. This practice leads to the unity of mind, body and spirit, activation and control of qi energy.
- Meditation: Meditation is to monitor breathing, visualization and philosophical ideas, such as the circulation of qi energy.
- Using external agents: Use external means such as, for example, reception of herbal medicines, massage, physical manipulation, and so forth.
Application of Qigong
Qigong is used in many cases, these are just the most popular ones:
- External treatment with Chi (Wai Qi Zhi Liao): External treatment with Qi works as an infusion of life-giving energy of nature and carrying it through the body. These techniques may be used separately or in conjunction with other treatments.
- Healing Qigong (Yi Gong): Healing and Wellness Qigong - a preventive and curative aspects of Chinese medicine. Qigong teaches methods of control over body and mind reactions to stressful situations - prevention of high blood pressure, irritation and anger.
- Sports qigong (Wu Gong): In sports and martial arts Qigong is the key to the strength, endurance, coordination, flexibility, balance and resistance to damage. Qigong helps to achieve better results in any sport.
- Spiritual Qigong (Fo Gong, Tao Gong): As a spiritual practice qigong leads to self-awareness, peace and harmony with nature. The spiritual component of qigong can be traced to Taoism and Buddhism.
Autumn Breeze: This is one of the basic exercises of Qigong, facilitating the union movement and breathing.
- Slightly bend your knees.
- The hands on the sides of the body.
- Raise your hands to the level of the waist and twist your body to the left.
- With arms bent at 45 degrees, slowly turn left, then repeat the same movement from right to left.
- Keep repeating this motion for three to five minutes, concentrating on slow graceful movements.
Exemption back: In this exercise, the body is not like a windmill.
- Slightly bend your knees.
- Raise your hands above your head, elbows should be slightly bent.
- Rounded movement of lower arm.
- When the hands are at the waist, bend at the waist as his hands would move in the direction of the stop.
- Continue to draw a circle until your hands do not go back to a position above the head.
- This exercise should be repeated three to five minutes.
Home Position: This exercise is essential for all practicing qigong.
- Stand with feet shoulder-width apart.
- Imagine that the head sinks under the weight of the crown.
- Slightly lower jaw.
- Eyes relaxed and looking straight ahead.
- Shoulders are relaxed.
- Hands free to hang down.
- The fingers are separated and slightly bent.
- Palm facing the body.
- Tuck your tailbone under.
- Knees are relaxed, slightly bent.
The deflection body back
- Rotted back from the hips until you feel a slight tilt.
- Keep your chin down slightly compressed.
- Open hand and takes them back until they are at shoulder level.
- Palms facing forward.
Return to the upright position
- Bend your arms to arch brushes relaxed at the sides
- The palms should be on the hips