There are many benefits of yoga and as a teacher I am blessed to be constantly reminded of them.
After teaching my mums and bubs yoga class today, I walked away with a renewed appreciation of the many benefits of yoga there are and how it can help us to break through our conditioning on a physical, mental and emotional level.
When we see babies, their bodies are so flexible as they are too young to start to accumulate any sort of conditioning, yet over time as they are shaped and conditioned by life experiences, their bodies become tight, protective and rigid making them function less efficiently; energy wanes as systems slow down and become blocked. The body becomes less sensitive and less connected to itself, moving into a state of dis ease.
The process of yoga keeps the physical systems strong and healthy which allows Prana (life force) to flow more freely throughout our bodies. We become more energised and inspired by what life has to offer, everyday and every yoga class becomes an adventure!
Yoga is an opportunity to take our own health into our own hands and to alert us when the balance is lost, which is when the preventative power of yoga steps in.
When we attend a yoga class we will hear the teacher say over and over again “focus on the breath and be mindful of what is happening in your body”, hearing this is constantly reinforcing the body’s cellular feedback mechanism so that when our bodies becomes out of balance and diseased we will have a much earlier detection of this and be able to use our yoga practice to help us long before breakdown occurs.