Since becoming a yoga teacher and doing a yoga practice everyday, I have noticed lots of health benefits. Namely, since I have been practicing everyday for over 16 years, I have not had a cold, stomach or flu virus. Before yoga, you could pretty much bet that I would have a sinus infection or some kind of sickness at least once in the winter or spring months. Although generally healthy before yoga, now with practice I am thriving. In fact, if you are wondering about some of the health benefits of a daily yoga practice, check this article out on 38 different ways.
My sister was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and I encouraged her to start practicing yoga. She was surprised that yoga could help. Yoga’s big push is that it reduces inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection to remove harmful stimuli and begin the healing process. It becomes a problem with it is cronic, and can lead to several diseases and conditions, such as rheumatiod arthritis ,asthma, chronic peptic ulcer ,tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, periodontitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, sinusitis, and active hepatitis.
Although damaged tissue cannot heal without inflammation, chronic inflammation can eventually cause several diseases and conditions including some cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, periodontitis, and hay fever.
Inflammation needs to be well managed, and your yoga practice can help by twisting and relaxing you.
See you on the mat,