As more information about Yoga’s healthy effect on symptoms of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) has been established by science, studies have confirmed that practicing Yoga as a complementary treatment for PTSD is effective in improving a patient’s symptoms of anxiety and stress.
The ego views the world from a viewpoint where it is under constant attack from other egos. Everything, including compromise, seems to…
Many studies have proved meditation as being able to severely cut stress in one’s life. Stress, as you already know, can block the way to positive thinking and damage every aspect of your life. Practicing deep breathing techniques, during meditation, can help you achieve a level of calm that stress cannot alter. Even after the end of your meditation session, try to hold on to that feeling of calm, as you live your life and return to it, if you ever find yourself in a stressful situation. Use those meditative, deep breathing techniques, while in a tough situation, to avoid negative emotions surfacing in your mind.
Yoga for self-confidence also creates feelings of well being, clarity of mind, and empowerment, through the use of methodical and energizing movements. Yoga training also has a variety of proven breathing techniques, where difficulties can be brought into perspective. In turn, life becomes more manageable and less overwhelming. The realization that one can organize his or her life and take control, just as it occurs when practicing Yoga exercises, can impart the self-confidence necessary to confidently tackle obstacles and rise to heights that once seemed out of reach.
How can Yoga be a cure for everything? Can Yoga really help prevent depression? Let’s take a look at some solutions for depression and see how Yoga can be useful.
Pranayama, mantra, asana, meditation, and relaxation techniques are all useful. Although the Yogic diet runs parallel to Ayurvedic recommendations, it would be wise to consult directly with an Ayurvedic doctor. In order for patient and doctor to get the full picture, it is always good to have a direct consultation.
As an instructor, it is important to recognize when you are out of your depth and when you should consider recommending another professional. While you can still be there for your student and support them through your classes, you should not be the only one they can turn to. There is nothing wrong with having a strong network of support for difficult emotional breakthroughs.
When you are ready to practice Skull Shining Breath, come to a comfortable seated position on your Yoga mat. If your hips feel tight, you may wish to place a folded blanket or Yoga bolster underneath you for additional support. Before beginning your practice of Kapalabhati Pranayama, simply take a few deep breaths at your own pace. Notice if you are inhaling and exhaling fully and completely.
Hatha Yoga practice will allow your body to vent anger. Whether you practice a Restorative Yoga style that holds postures, or you practice a flowing Vinyasa Yoga style – the unhealthy negative feelings of anger, and its side effects, can be released from your body within a Yoga class.
After our exchange, I thought about yoga as a method for self discovery, and how we, as yoga instructors, can promote the emotional…