Bad news, yoga is not something you get rid of : “1(0) minutes / an hour a day / week and this should be good for some time” …No, your morning practice will chase you all day !
But not as aches after a too intense aerobic class.
Of course, a feeling of lightness, vitality and well-being remains a few hours after the session. But also, flashes, a little like a small inner voice that shows up on its own, whenever it feels like it ( “let go”, “don’t overreact”, “breathe”) … it is your consciousness!
You awoke it, it is now talking to you. You find yourself distancing yourself from your spontaneous mental reactions. You may be even voluntarily paying attention.
And little by little, these new patterns of being settle, replace the old ones, and even become unconscious. You become aware of other patterns etc., you become a constantly evolving being … alive!
If your have more than a minute, I invite you to practice the breathing meditation daily for a week (in French, English version coming soon !).
According to the World Health Organization, health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.
And I have 2 good news:
1 – The brain and the body are able to manufacture the substances they need (anxiolytics, antidepressants, antibiotics) to maintain themselves.
2 – Yoga removes obstacles to their proper functioning.
And yes, yoga brings what it takes to allow the body to be healthy, as it is programmed to be. A stress-free environment does not exist, and our body is designed to manage it.
Indeed, for this, it is enough to place it in ideal conditions: a diet adapted to our physiological needs, a physical activity necessary for the proper functioning of our body, a method of relaxation or meditation and quality social relations with our entourage.
And what does yoga offer?
– Postures, physical activity (the human body is built to move, otherwise the muscles melt, the joints become stiff, the bones weaken, the tissues freeze, etc.)
– techniques of management and release of the breath, particularly useful for the management of emotions and daily stress,
– relaxation and meditation gradually allow one to manage one’s thoughts and especially one’s existential anxieties (anxiety, fear of living or dying) and being more present to oneself and to others (the human being is a social being).
And all this is of interest because it is the gateway to Health, to a happier, more fulfilled life. So, shall we start ?!