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Bringing Peace to Your Chaos: How Yoga Heals the World

Will

Posted on Aug 4, 2021 #undefined

Here at myYogaTeacher, we understand the effects of all the world’s problems on people. We feel them too. And we want to help.

Climate change. Wildfires. A pandemic. Political unrest. Social unrest.

Mix in work and family and all the other aspects of our lives, and you’ve got the set up for inner and outer chaos. 

It doesn’t have to be that way. We’re not saying yoga cures every problem, but it certainly will help bring more peace and harmony to your busy, bustling, crazy life. The more peace you bring into your life, the healthier you will become. Physically, mentally, and emotionally.

We believe that yoga is a path to wellness. That’s why myYogaTeacher offers a free-2-week trial where you can explore over 35 different yoga classes and many different types of yoga, all taught by expert yoga teachers from the birthplace of yoga, India.

Yoga brings harmony to your chaos and really can heal you in ways you’d never guess possible.

Yoga promotes physical healing

There is no doubt that yoga helps people feel better physically. But do you know how or in what ways yoga can benefit you besides helping you become more flexible?

  1. Yoga can cure lower back pain as well as other types of joint pain. The stretching of the muscles around those areas relieves tension while simultaneously strengthening them, which provides added support to sensitive joints.
  2. A regular yoga practice creates a healthy spine. Besides providing stretches that help lengthen and strengthen the tiny muscles around the spine, yoga also works your abdominal muscles, which are imperative for spinal support and health.
  3. Yoga reduces blood pressure. The combination of breathwork and yoga poses releases endorphins while also helping you effectively work through stressful situations easier. Consistently lower stress levels reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels.
  4. Practicing yoga can relieve symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Studies have shown that practicing yoga 2-3 times a week actually reduces testosterone levels in women, providing relief from anxiety and depression, as well as from PCOS.
  5. The therapeutic benefits of yoga help cure and prevent Type II Diabetes. Science has proven that a regular yoga practice lowers fasting blood sugar, and it promotes mindful eating. It also helps with glycemic control, making diabetes medications less necessary.

This is just a small list of ways yoga provides physical benefits. There are so many other ways yoga helps people feel better physically. Like helping with arthritis, depression, liver problems, obesity, and even eating disorders.

Speaking of depression…

Yoga promotes mental healing

Depression affects approximately 40 million Americans every year. And that number has steadily increased in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Unfortunately, many people don’t have access to affordable or reliable mental health care. Or they do not understand the severity of their mental health problems enough to seek out the help they need.

A multitude of studies back the idea that a regular yoga practice helps heal many types of mental health problems, anxiety and depression being two.

Here are some other ways yoga helps heal mental health issues:

  1. Yoga helps strengthen social attachments. Humans are created for interaction. Whether you’re an introvert, extrovert, or a bit of both, having solid social connections to others is proven to reduce anxiety and depression.
  2. A regular yoga practice helps alleviate insomnia. Insomnia itself is physical, but the effects of it are mental. Lack of sleep causes brain fog, poor decision making, irritability, anxiety, and depression.
  3. Yoga affects mood with the release of GABA. GABA is a primary mood boosting chemical in your body and helps alleviate the effects of stress, anxiety, PTSD, and many other mental health disorders.
  4. The breathwork aspect of yoga reduces stress. Stressful situations surround us every day. But how we respond to stress affects our mental health. Yoga is also a practice of breathwork and developing various breathing techniques that help us manage our stress.

Many people underestimate the power of stress and trauma in their lives. Stress increases blood pressure, cortisol levels, suicide rates,  the likelihood of eating disorders, and sleeplessness. 

Trauma goes unrecognized by people suffering from it and mental health practitioners every single day.

Yoga brings healing to the world through better mental health. It’s actually an important tool used in psychotherapy. It’s also much more affordable and accessible than psychotherapy or prescription drugs. When mental health is better, emotional health follows easily behind.

Yoga promotes emotional well-being

Yoga is a journey. It helps us unravel who we are on a heart and soul level. Who we are underneath all the roles of husband, wife, parent, child, friend. 

Yoga brings us to a place of self-awareness, a place where we can be present in every moment. A place where we are better able to control our inner and outer responses to outside stimuli. We can’t always control the world around us, and we certainly can’t control other people’s actions. 

A regular yoga practice helps us control and regulate our emotions.

On top of that, when we practice yoga consistently, our bodies release tension in areas where we may have pain. We begin to strengthen muscles that support our frame and joints, which also alleviates pain. Since pain can cause serious emotional distress, the idea that yoga provides relief from pain and promotes emotional well-being is huge.

Yoga is an ancient practice with modern benefits. MyYogaTeacher has made it easy for you to find the perfect class for you with an instructor you feel comfortable with. On top of that, as a member, you have the opportunity to try many different classes from anywhere in the world you may be and at almost any time of day!

We truly care about your health and well-being and the power of yoga to heal the world. And it’s important to us that high quality, personalized, expert yoga instruction is affordable and easily accessible to anyone who wants it or needs it.

If you’re not a member yet, click here to grab your 2-week free trial! 

See you on the mat! 

Namaste.

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