Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Yoga, Health, and Wellness

Ancient, fascinating and sometimes mysterious, this ancient science originated in India at the dawn of our civilization and is indeed a precious treasure for our physical and mental health. Although it is often described as an alternative health branch, Yoga is a science in itself with complexities that only the very advanced teachers can explain clearly. Although there are true masters in the West, born and educated in India, they have had the wisdom to develop a kind of "yoga for Westerners" that can be adapted perfectly to our lifestyle, our food, sexuality, temperament and social life.

All those who practice this discipline can assure you, that if you practice with a qualified teacher, you'll start to notice very nice changes in your life, not only physical but also on mental level too. Wherever you live there are schools of yoga and the prices are always very accessible.

The other advantage is that it is suitable for people of all ages, and there are different practices and special yoga routines for hypertension, hypotension, stress, depression, obesity, and so on. Although there are many variations and schools of yoga, the most famous in the West is called hatha yoga, which is mainly based on physical postures called "asanas". Every yoga asana or posture affects one or more organs, endocrine glands and muscle groups, making a very effective job of harmonization that prevents and relieves many physical ailments.

Each session ends with a profound relaxation that provides a neuromuscular rest, much deeper than the sleep that harmoniously distribute the flow energy mobilized during the session. For more advanced practitioners there are also concentration and meditation exercises, but the mere practice of the asanas is a dynamic meditation, because the practitioner must keep the mind focused on the specific body posture and breathing. This science is also based on a very complex system of energy centers called chakras, but this is something that we will develop in future deliveries. There are many websites that can give you a lot of information for free, so you can begin this way improving your life and knowledge with hatha yoga.

The author is the owner and CEO of an herbal supplements website and a contributor for Male Enhancement themes.

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