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Ways Yoga Works For Weight Loss

The Mind Body Connection

Yoga, unlike other workouts, includes breathing as a focal point and complete integration of mindfulness with physical movement.

  • This practice of mindfulness does not go away when you leave the yoga mat, with regular practice it stays with you and effects all parts of your life.
  • This intense focus makes you pay better attention to your body, and that includes what you eat and in general yields a high level of body awareness.
  • The mind is really what controls everything we do, and yoga can help in this way to change negative behaviors.

It can help you to decipher boredom from real hunger, alleviate emotional overeating and binge eating as well. Yoga makes you pay attention and think in a whole new way.

A study that was published in the Journal of Qualitative Health Research showed that women’s binging was reduced after practicing yoga for only 12 weeks. This was achieved through the development of present-moment awareness, which, resulted in them eating less.

  • Also, since yoga promotes relaxation and greatly decreases stress and anxiety it can go a long way to curbing overeating and emotional eating.

Encouraging Exercises

  • – Yoga relieves aches and pain, which can encourage people to do other types of workouts.
  • – For those that dread the high intensity cardio, like running, walking or bikes, yoga is a completely different experience that is non-impact and can get those who never move to do so, at their own pace, and moving of any type is better than none at all.
  • – Yoga is also the ideal starter workout for those that have been stationary for their entire lives, or have had little exposure to exercise.

Loosening Muscles And Increasing Range Of Motion

Other great benefits include that it loosens the muscles, and improves flexibility and range of motion. This is important for the overweight who are often in need of this from lack of exercise and can also aid in correcting poor posture that comes from being overweight.

Belly Fat Reduction

Belly fat is the most dangerous of all fats, and is known to be exasperated by rising Cortisol levels in the body.

Yoga has been proven to reduce Cortisol, and consequently can help with belly fat prevention and reduction. This is especially true for women over 40 that battle with belly fat.

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health evaluated women who performed restorative yoga, which is a type where poses are held for long periods and found that they lost 2% more body fat as compared to women who simply stretched.

Another study published in the Journal of Alternative Medicine reported that men who engaged in yoga daily breathing exercises lost about 4 pounds in just 10 days.

Muscle Toning

Yoga also works to tone the butt, arms, back, legs, and other muscles, so, if you engage in a weight loss regimen it can help those muscles pop as the body fat melts away.

Yoga to Quit Self Destructive Habits

Smoking

Smoking can be a difficult habit to kick. One of the key aspects of smoking is the temporary relief from stress that the tobacco brings, causing the smoker to cling onto their addiction. Yoga is a fantastic substitute that can help relief stress in a natural, harmless way, whilst also bringing about physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing. Keeping a relaxed mind and body is essential to both quitting smoking and the successful practicing of yoga.

There is also evidence that the damage done to internal organs from smoking can be repaired. The cardiovascular systems, long starved of oxygen, can be improved by the increase in blood flow that yoga brings about.

Furthermore, the concentration of breathing combined with movement helps balance the respiratory system, beating the ill effects that smoking has wrought on the body.

Drinking

Drinking is another habit that can be harmful to the body. Although most people can drink in moderation, there are still detrimental effects on the body that are caused by consuming alcohol, obviously made worse if drinking becomes a problem.

Like smoking, some people drink to relax. Yoga can be the replacement that a person needs to stop drinking. Instead of a glass of wine at the end of a stressful day, why not avoid the stress in the first place?

The breathing and movement yoga requires helps to you to cope with stressful situations. Beginning the day by practicing yoga helps set you up for the daily challenges that life brings.

Over-eating

Over-eating is another self-destructive habit that can be curbed by practicing yoga. Unlike smoking and drinking alcohol, we need to have some sort of relationship with food to survive. Yoga can help you develop an awareness of your body that brings about a healthier interaction with food. Obviously, if you are at the stage where you are overweight there are some forms of yoga and exercise in general, where it will be difficult.

Overstressing the body at this stage can be more harmful and occasionally dangerous. However, there are classes for the beginner that can be appropriate for the overweight person, and with time, it is likely that your weight would decrease if you practiced yoga regularly.

Becoming promoting satya within yourself, you can become aware of what you put in your body. Portion sizes and the quality of the food you consume can all be affected when you practice yoga and satya successfully.

Emotional Eating

Finally, emotional eating can also be overcome with yoga. Emotional eating is not just about eating fatty foods at times of emotional stress; it is also linked to constant dieting and being unhappy with your body and mind. Being all about the attainment of wellbeing, yoga can help you fix the problem by making you aware of your body.

Yoga is about learning to love yourself. Through practicing yoga on a regular basis, you can help become more aware of your eating habits and the reasons for them. Meditation associated with yoga can help to create relaxation within yourself, which can help overcome emotional eating.

Curing Common Ailments With Aromatherapy

Common Methods of Aromatherapy

Massage Oils

One of the most common uses for aromatherapy oils is massage. This allows you to use a carrier oil to dilute the essential oils for use directly on the skin. The aroma, as well as the act of rubbing the oils into the skin, helps relax the body and allow healing to take place.

Bath Products

Bath products are another very common aromatherapy method. Again, the essential oils are diluted, this time in oil, Epsom salts, or soap so they can dissolve in a hot bath. The heat helps to release the wonderful scents, as well as healing relaxation of aromatherapy.

Candles

Candles are another common vehicle for aromatherapy. Often just breathing in the healing powers of aromatic herbs, flowers, and other plants can help to cure many of your common ailments.

Common Ailments Cured with Aromatherapy

Stress Relief

One of the most common ailments easily treated with aromatherapy are stress related issues. Stress can cause or exacerbate so many issues, on top of being a true problem in its own right. The use of aromatherapy, in any of its many forms, is one of the most useful and effective treatments for stress and stress induced ailments.

Headaches

Many essential oils used in aromatherapy are known to help relieve a headache. The most popular of these are lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint oil. A common aromatherapy way to treat headaches is to dilute a few drops of one of these oils into a carrier oil and then massage a small amount into your temples, forehead, and back of your neck.

Muscle Pain

Quite a few essential oils used in aromatherapy have anti-inflammatory qualities, which make them very effective for treating muscle pain. Massaging certain aromatherapy oils, such as peppermint, clove, and marjoram are all effective for muscle pain. Using these oils in a massage oil is a perfect treatment for so many aches and pains.

Sinus Issues

Sinus issues can cause more than just discomfort. Sinus pressure or blockage can lead to debilitating headaches and even infection. Aromatherapy can help here too. One of the favorite treatments for sinus issues is to put a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a hot bowl of water and inhale the steam.

Natural Healing Technique

Ki is an abstract energy that animates all living organism. Flowing on every living thing including plants, animals, and also human beings. If the person feels strong and confident, it signifies that the Ki of that person is high. But if the person feels weak and more like getting sick, the Ki of that person is probably low.

This Ki can be found in the air that we breathe, the food we eat, sunshine and from getting sleep. Meditation and breathing exercise can help increase the amount of Ki of our body. When a human dies, Ki will live the human’s body.

Regarding from the information above, we can tell that Reiki is a non-physical healing energy that made up of life energy. Reiki can’t be guided by our minds. If the Ki is being used correctly, it can cure illness but if this Ki is being misused it can cause health problems. But the main purpose of this energy is to heal an ill person.

Ki is the reason for health that flow through the human body, not the organs and tissue of our body. If the Ki flows naturally and not disturbing, it won’t cause any health problems but if the Ki is disrupted the organs and tissue will be affected. For that reason, the cause of the illness is the disruption of the Ki flow.

Take note that Ki responds in a person’s mind and feelings. The Ki flows according to a person’s thoughts and feelings. If the person’s thought is strong then the flow of Ki is strong and if the person’s thought and the feeling are weak, the flow of the Ki will also be weakened. Therefore our negative thoughts and mind is the main cause of the disruption of the flow of the Ki.

Our mind exists not only in our brain but it also exists in our entire body. Therefore if our negative thoughts affect our mind it also affects our entire body. This negative thoughts and feelings is the main problem, therefore we are greatly being delayed in eliminating them.

The best part of Reiki is it can through the unconscious part of our body where the negative Ki is inhibiting. When Reiki flows to the part that is being affected by this negative thoughts and feelings, it broke up and washed away all the negative thoughts and feeling that accommodates in our body. At the same time, Reiki allows the healthy flow of the Ki to replace the negative thoughts and feelings that have been washed out.

Find the Right Yoga Style for You

Hatha Yoga

If you are a beginner, it is recommended that you start with hatha yoga, rather than going for a form of yoga that demands greater strength and posture. The word Hatha means effort, or force, and it is slow and, therefore relaxing. It focuses on every pose in minute detail and helps beginners with accuracy and focus.

Iyengar Yoga

The pioneer of this form of yoga is B.K.S Iyengar. This is another form of yoga that is good for beginners and for those people seeking healing for their physical and mental injuries. It uses different postures and props, such as blocks and belts, to assist with the right positions.

Bikram Yoga

If you are lacking physical and mental strength, and want to learn how to control your weaknesses and gain strength, this is the best yoga style for you. However, it’s best not to jump into it before preparing your body and working up to it. This type of yoga is carried out in a room with a high temperature and the heat teaches your body to control itself as well as helping in toxin release through the skin. Doing yoga in a 104° F room is not at all for beginners and, if heat is not your cup of tea, don’t worry, there are still loads of other yoga techniques you can choose from.

Vinyasa Yoga

Another kind of yoga, to increase body strength and stamina, is Vinyasa yoga. Unlike Bikram yoga, it has nothing to do with temperature. There are different poses that you go into with continuous heavy breathing. The link between pose and breath is what drives the cycle. The quick movements make this form of yoga energy boosting.

Kinesio Taping

Kinesiotaping.com describes the Kinesio Taping® Method as a “rehabilitative technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints, without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.” Benefits of KTex® Tape include that it is Latex-free and wearable for up to several days at a time. It is also safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and when utilized properly successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, and neurological conditions. KTape does this by targeting different receptors within the somatosensory system which allows the tape application to alleviate pain

I recently had the pleasure of utilizing KTape applications, in conjunction with rehabilitation exercises, to assist a patient in obtaining a significant increase in sensory perception, range of motion, and function following an acute trauma induced case of drop wrist. The clinical application response was astounding. Following six weeks of traditional physical therapy the patient continued to experience a severe deficit in range of motion, strength, and sensation. She came to me essentially with little to no improvement and a whole lot of hope for better than what she was being told. Realizing none of her therapies included post treatment sensory input. My idea was to perform range of motion therapy in conjunction with electrical stimulation to essentially “wake up” the radial nerve and utilize the kinesio tape post therapies to afford constant sensory input. I hoped to create therapy input longevity as with enough active input and additional passive input this may allow the affected nerve to regain activity thus function. Following the first manual therapy I applied kinesio tape along the extensors of the wrist, with a 25% stretch. This was to see if KTaping was a viable option. Her following visit she explained for the first time since starting any treatment she had felt “sensation” in her hand and lower arm. I perceived this as a positive response and began an aggressive drive for therapy and rehabilitation.

Six weeks later, several various strategic applications of KTape to promote wrist, finger, thumb, and appropriate forearm motion and sensation she presented to her specialist. The patient’s improvement at that time was estimated at 60%. Her doctor ordered six more weeks of therapy. After six weeks of aggressively rebuilding the neuromusculoskeletal communication aspects again of her wrist, hand, and thumb, kinesio tape was used throughout the patient’s therapy. I utilized kinesio tape throughout the patient’s therapy as a means of providing constant neuromuscular feedback with the intention of reinforcing therapy.

I am happy to say this patient I share about has seen her specialist again and has been graded at 95% capacity with long term residuals of slightly diminished sensation and the highly likely occasional flare up of the accommodating muscles and joints with increased use. Of course KTape will be ready for that.

To see and utilize the Kinesio Taping technique first hand is nothing short of phenomenal. Kinesio Taping® certainly has come a long way since starting as a twinkle in Dr. Kase’s brain in 1973. It also appears to have a bright future in the clinical setting.

Dr. Windy Foust is a graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic and a licensed Arizona chiropractor. At a young age she had experienced rotator cuff damage that would traditionally require surgery. She was unable to seek traditional medical attention thus learned to live with the pain and restriction. Her personal pain and restriction eventually lead her in pursuing treatment options that were non invasive and effective. This experience gives her passion is to help those with joint pain and restrictions achieve relief and to ultimately get their lives back. She does this by applying various non invasive techniques, such as kinesio tape, in treatments for her patients with such conditions as shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist, and ankle pain and mobility restriction or instability.

Advantages of Flower Essences

The use of this essences, just like any other naturopathic medicines, is deemed to allow the physical body to heal itself naturally. The main functions of flower essences are to lift up the positivity and invigorate one’s mind; and grant a plain relaxation on one’s spirit. That way, the tensions that are impeding one’s physical body to heal it promptly are eliminated, making way to a faster mind and body restoration.

There are no therapeutic claims that flower essences can totally cure developed physiological diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, and other organ malfunctioning issues. Flower essences do only amplify the possibilities that the body is capable of preventing and fighting the diseases. The result is indirectly effective to the main disease you are suffering from. It mainly associates with your current emotional and behavioral issues you have while suffering from such diseases.

Thus, the flower essences aid in the uplifting of your spirit, making the negative emotions and behaviors get their way out of your composure and stay relaxed while letting your body naturally heal from the diseases.

These are helpful with your emotional and behavioral problems not only when you are suffering from bodily diseases but also when you are going through hard times. Aggression, depression, anxiety, mood swings, and bitterness are emotional problems we cannot avoid in special circumstances. However in other special circumstances that we cannot avoid also like when you have to attend to work, school, or other activities, it is necessary that you can control these emotional issues to keep a productive and harmonious living.