Yoga Meditation Benefits The Mind

Considering the many known yoga meditation benefits for the body, the ultimate beneficiary may well be the mind. While increased strength and flexibility result from yoga, the mind is brought into a state of calm and focus through the practice of specific asanas and breathing techniques. Here writer and yoga instructor Jai Lyles contributes her opinions in an article for the Huffington Post.

Yoga Meditation Benefits The Mind

What is yoga? When the word yoga is mentioned, most people think of the physical practice of the poses, or “asana” — stretching, and meditation to help you reduce stress and relax. The actual meaning of yoga is the science of the mind. I can never seem to have the exact words to surmise what yoga actual is or what it actually does for me to my friends. My answer to them is always just try it on for yourself it’s something you have to experience.

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Yoga meditation benefits the mind. Photo by Kiyoshi Takahase Segundo c/o Photos.Com.

As human beings, we all have one desire in common: happiness. No matter how we go about achieving it, it is the ultimate form of fulfillment. The path we take to obtain this desire is what makes us individuals. What is “happiness”? “Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.” So if happiness is the ultimate goal; how do we achieve it and how do measure my happiness?

Finding the key to unlock the mystery of “happiness” is to understand the complexity of the mind and delve into the practice of yoga. In my experience, when people come into the practice they are not usually certain about why they come to their mat for the first time other than it was recommended to them by someone for some reason. Then after the practice they feel different somehow and feel a compelling desire to try it again. Then begins the path down the “rabbit hole.” It becomes something they crave and enjoy in their everyday routine.

The science of yoga allows us to experience a total union three main components: the physical, mental and spiritual. First, let’s look at the physical practice of the poses. In yoga practitioners take on the asana practice to ground themselves. This is the physical point to the physical space. Our actual feet connected to the earth/mat.

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Many yoga meditation benefits to our physical health and spirituality run through the mind. Try some yoga and meditation and clear your thoughts and free your mind.

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The beauty is that people often come here for the stretch, and leave with a lot more. — Liza Ciano

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