Healing

Weight Loss

Weight Loss

Weight Loss: Losing weight as part of weight management is important because weighing too much is not good for your health. Being overweight increases your risk of health conditions such as heart problems, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Being overweight can also increase your risk for osteoarthritis (joint disease), sleep apnea (abnormal breathing at night) or other respiratory (breathing) problems. Being overweight may also cause a person to feel sad or be treated differently by others.

How Yoga help!!

Yoga facilitates weight loss in several ways and, when combined with evidence-based nutritional guidance, can be highly effective. Yoga has ability to foster an inward focus, making you more aware of how your body feels in all of your daily activities. This self-awareness cause a shift in the way you think about how you treat your body viz. eating when you are hungry rather than because it is your normal time to eat, and choosing to stop eating when you are satisfied, rather than over full.

Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes: Out-of-control blood sugar levels can lead to short-term problems like hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, or diabetic ketoacidosis. In the long run, not controlling diabetes can damage important organs, like the heart, kidneys, eyes, and nerves. This means that heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve problems can happen to people with diabetes. These costs are unsustainable and underscore the need to control diabetes with a proper treatment plan, including diet, exercise and medications.

How Yoga help!!

Yoga can do more than just relax your body in mind — especially if you’re living with diabetes. Certain poses may help lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels while also improving circulation, leading many experts to recommend yoga for diabetes management. Regular practice even helps reduce your risk for other complications of diabetes, such as heart disease.

 

Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain is common, with about nine out of ten adults experiencing it at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults having it every year. Some estimate up to 95% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime.  It is the most common cause of chronic pain, and is a major contributor of missed work and disability. For most individuals, back pain is self-limited. In most cases of herniated disks and stenosis, rest, injections or surgery have similar general pain resolution outcomes on average after one year. In the United States, acute low back pain is the fifth most common reason for physician visits and causes 40% of missed days off work.

How Yoga help!!

If you’re dealing with back pain, yoga may be just what the doctor ordered. Yoga is a mind-body therapy that’s often recommended to treat not only back pain but the stress that accompanies it. The appropriate poses can relax and strengthen your body. Practicing yoga for even a few minutes a day can help you gain more awareness of your body. This will help you notice where you’re holding tension and where you have imbalances. You can use this awareness to bring yourself into balance and alignment.

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure usually refers to the pressure in large arteries of the systemic circulation. Damage caused by blood pressure starts small and builds over time. Damage starts as small tears. As these artery wall tears begin to form, bad cholesterol flowing through the blood starts to attach itself to the tears. More and more cholesterol builds up in the walls, making the artery narrow. The longer it goes undiagnosed or uncontrolled, the more serious your risks. Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to stroke by damaging and weakening your brain's blood vessels, causing them to narrow, rupture or leak. High blood pressure can also cause blood clots to form in the arteries leading to your brain, blocking blood flow and potentially causing a stroke.

How Yoga help!!

Yoga is a physical, spiritual, and mental discipline that began in India. It combines gentle movements with controlled, focused breathing and meditation. The biochemical changes associated with yoga according to studies conducted in Sweden and India can lower blood pressure naturally by reducing stress and other risks factors for high blood pressure such as: obesity, high blood sugar, triglycerides, low HDL, and waist circumference. From this research, yoga shows great promise as a remedy for reducing high blood pressure naturally.

Migraine

Migraine

Migraine: A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities. For some people, a warning symptom known as an aura occurs before or with the headache. An aura can include visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or blind spots, or other disturbances, such as tingling on one side of the face or in an arm or leg and difficulty speaking. If untreated, it can lead to visual phenomena, such as seeing various shapes, bright spots or flashes of light vision loss, pins and needles sensations in an arm or leg, weakness or numbness in the face or one side of the body, difficulty speaking, hearing noises or music, uncontrollable jerking or other movements.

How Yoga help!!

There is a lot of research that shows that migraines improve with stress-reduction. Yoga involves postures, deep breathing, and meditation and has been shown to reduce stress. Specific yoga poses can target tension and stress, which may be contributing to your migraines. Certain poses can help boost circulation and improve blood flow to your brain. This can lessen any pain or throbbing sensations that you're having.

Stress

Stress

Stress affects us all. You may notice symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, during busy times at work, when managing your finances, or when coping with a challenging relationship. Stress is everywhere. And while a little stress is OK -- some stress is actually beneficial -- too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically. You may think illness is to blame for that irritating headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the cause. Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behaviour. Stress that's left unchecked can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

How Yoga help!!

Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines physical poses, controlled breathing, and meditation or relaxation. Yoga helps to reduce stress, lower blood pressure and lower your heart rate. Yoga postures, known as asanas, help ease the physical discomfort that is caused by stress. There are many ways in which exercise benefits panic disorder, including a reduction in pain and stress. Yoga not only helps in easing the physical body, but it can also help with stressful thoughts

 

Insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder but it often goes untreated, which increases the risk for anxiety, depression and heart failure, a review concludes. People with insomnia are more than five times as likely to experience anxiety and depression, are at more than double the risk of developing congestive heart failure and diabetes, and have an elevated risk of death, the researchers said. Insomnia can occur on its own or with another medical disorder such as pain or a psychiatric disorder like depression.

How Yoga help!!

Yoga is known to relax both the body and the mind. It also improves breathing and reduces stress. This is why yoga promotes a restful sleep. Better sleep contributes to a better quality of life. You are well rested which allows the mind to function more optimally. For many, this is very hard to achieve naturally and without the help of prescriptive medications. Many of the medications that help you sleep put you at risk of addiction. Yoga is a far better option. This holistic method has been a proven method of fighting insomnia and abnormal sleep patterns.

Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of life. For example, you may have felt anxiety before addressing a group or in a job interview. In the short term, anxiety increases your breathing and heart rate, concentrating blood flow to your brain, where you need it. This very physical response is preparing you to face an intense situation. If it gets too intense, however, you might start to feel lightheaded and nauseous. An excessive or persistent state of anxiety can have a devastating effect on your physical and mental health.

How Yoga help!!

Researchers theorize that the mindful movement and breathing done in yoga activates the relaxation response (rest-and-digest system), via the vagus nerve. Therefore, yoga moves us out of the sympathetic nervous system (“fight or flight”). Moreover, it moves us into the parasympathetic nervous system (“rest and digest”) system. The vagus nerve helps control the parasympathetic nervous system.

 

Yoga is a physical exercise that involves different body poses, breathing techniques, and meditation. The therapy helps with anxiety and related symptoms, such as difficulty concentrating or loss of energy. Many people use yoga therapy to manage: mental and emotional problems, such as stress, anxiety, or depression.

 

Depression

Depression

Depression is a complex mental health condition that causes a person to have low mood and may leave them feeling persistently sad or hopeless. People with depression may experience appetite changes, which can cause unintended weight loss or gain, unexplained aches or pains, including joint or muscle pain, breast tenderness, and headaches. Depression can reduce a person's motivation to make positive lifestyle choices. Their risk of heart disease increases when they eat a poor diet and have a sedentary lifestyle and also are more likely to have inflammatory conditions or autoimmune disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), type 2 diabetes and arthritis.

How Yoga help!!

Yoga is a physical exercise that involves different body poses, breathing techniques, and meditation. The therapy can help with depression and your symptoms, such as difficulty concentrating or loss of energy. Breathing exercises are effective in reducing depressive symptoms, according to one study. You may find yoga helpful as the exercise focuses on deep, controlled breathing. As exercise, yoga is a natural way to increase serotonin production. Serotonin is believed to play a major role in happiness.

 

Fatigue

Fatigue

Fatigue is the state of feeling very tired, weary or sleepy resulting from insufficient sleep, prolonged mental or physical work, or extended periods of stress or anxiety. Boring or repetitive tasks can intensify feelings of fatigue. The effects of fatigue are reduced decision making ability, reduced ability to do complex planning, reduced communication skills, reduced productivity or performance, reduced attention and vigilance, loss of memory or the ability to recall details, unable to stay awake (e.g., falling asleep while operating machinery or driving a vehicle), increased forgetfulness, increased medical costs etc.

How Yoga help!!

Many believe that yoga is a powerful treatment for fatigue as it combines the tools of yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation that helps clear the brain fog and body fatigue. There is no doubt that yoga classes help reduce the body's stress responses through a unique combination of breath work, asanas and meditation techniques. Studies show that yoga improves your energy overall, whether you experience generalized fatigue or fatigue resulting from anxiety.