Practitioners of yoga understand the effect that their practice has on their wellbeing. It’s something that is felt, even if it’s not well understood intellectually. Somethings need to be felt for us to understand.
Inflammation, chronic inflammation in particular, has lasting and long term effects on our health, especially as we age.
The trouble is, we don’t feel the process happening until it’s physical effects are established and the damage is done.
At this point, people often seek out practices such as yoga to help alleviate the symptoms of inflammation.
Diet is an important factor in managing inflammation, but a less well-understood contribution comes from the very thing that people new to yoga find challenging … the stillness, mindfulness and meditative aspects of yoga.
These are challenging because it often feels like you are not doing anything, and for humans used to being busy and distracted, it’s surprisingly hard to be still. And, after all, you come to yoga to do that bendy stuff!
We are more willing to try something when we understand why we should, so here is a short and informative article that explains really well the technical side of this positive response.
Click HERE to go to the article.
I think you’ll be glad you did. 😀