Again and again yoga teachers have to explain to their students that yoga is not only for the body but also for mind and soul. While doing physical yoga poses many people experience emotions welling up and a little later how a great inner peace spreads in body and mind. Yoga can give you mental peace – through meditation, breathing exercises and yoga postures.
Unfortunately the number of people suffering from mental health disorders seems to increase dramatically with the fast development of today’s world. In a materialistic world, people’s lives are focused on the outside and the inside is often being neglected. Emotions are suppressed, they dwell and seethe under the surface, ready to explode at any time. negativity seems overwhelming and so does joy. People are unsure of what they feel which makes them unsure about their identity, who they are and what they want.
Emotional instability, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression are only some of the mental illnesses that frequently occur. Yoga can help you if you are suffering from any of them. Yoga can give you mental health training that is effective and easy to practice on your own. Improve your own mental situation through gaining stability and balance of emotions and happy, joyous thoughts.
Regularly doing yoga practice, breathing exercises and meditation brings you better awareness of your body and its connection to your mind. You can feel how grounding poses give you balance while energizing breathing techniques lift you out of depressed feelings and thoughts.