The word from the nutritionist
Yoga: good for your body, good for your mind
Yoga is a very ancient discipline, in fact, it is dated back 5 millennium ago in northern India.
Yoga means “union” and it is the whole of the techniques that allow the joining among body, mind and heart with God; the union between individual and universal energy.
The diffusion of this activity in the West takes place between the nineteenth and the twenty-first century, and in particular it concerns the meditation, the exercises of breathing control and the Yoga body positions. Yoga in the occidental society has lower religious meaning, but it is only considered a discipline to find the psychophysical balance and to reach wellness. Yoga is not only a sport, but also a discipline for the mind that aids you to find harmony. The union between the mind and the body gives a sense of interior and exterior peace that is able to bare your heart to a new tranquility and to reduce the stress.
The relaxation of muscles and nerves aids to stretch all body stress that is often responsible of local and diffused pains. During these activities the body has to keep some positions (the asana) that reproduce the plants, the animals or other elements of the universe, obtained through progressive modification of the balance and with gradual movements. These exercises have a low impact over your articulations, protect the most delicate parts of your muscles and aid you to strengthen them. For these reasons Yoga is often advised for ancient people and for those who have subjected a trauma.
The benefits for the body are immediate: the muscles are more supple , the cardiac functionality becomes regular, the stomach upsets and the breathing disorders get better, you are more relaxed and you sleep better. Also your mind has more benefits: Yoga aids you to be more relaxed, to lead the emotion, to free the fears and to analyze the different situations with more detachment .
Published 31 March 2016