Yoga Meditation Techniques Promote Healing

We all know that yoga meditation techniques can promote spiritual and physical wellness, but what about actual physical healing. Author and athlete Alexandra Muller Arboleda writes for MindBodyGreen about her own transformational journey with yoga and her overcoming the limitations of her osteoarthritis.

Yoga Meditation Techniques Promote Healing

Yoga can heal our minds, bodies and souls. It provides a way to turn within and feel grounded, to live in the moment and feel ones breath away from the frenetic world outside. If we listen to ourselves, it helps us get in touch with what we really want, need, and hope for and then it enables us to focus on compassion towards others and gratitude for our lives. In fact, one study has concluded that meditation which focuses on the breath “appears to be associated with measurable changes in the hippocampus, the brain region involved in memory, learning and emotion.”  The study concludes that mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain gray matter density. Previous research has demonstrated that mindfulness meditation may reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression and chronic pain. In

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Yoga meditation techniques have the power to heal. Photo by John Foxx c/o Photos.Com.

addition, one report that reviewed eleven clinical studies on the health benefits of yoga suggests that yoga can reduce symptoms such as tender, swollen joints, pain and disability associated with arthritis and improved feelings of self efficacy and mental health. More research needs to be done, but these studies conclude what I and millions of people around the world know: yoga has the power to heal.

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Yoga meditation techniques can heal the body from within by diminishing the stress responses daily life conjures up. By connecting with our breathing and realizing the tremendous changes such practice brings to our mind,  our brain, and our body, we can heal ourselves on a daily basis.

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Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.

                                                                   — Cybele Tomlinson

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