Yoga provides numerous benefits to the body and mind. It is a peaceful, energizing practice that we all should partake in.
Yoga has been around for many centuries. It originates from India and means ?union'; A union of the body, mind and breath. There are about forty different types of yoga and each is a positive way to reduce these negative factors in our lives. Even if you are practicing only the physical part of yoga you will benefit greatly. Yoga isn't just for the spiritually minded people; everyone can benefit. It seems as though many people feel that there are not great benefits from yoga because one doesn't work up a sweat and get the heart pumping. This is not true, yoga is a calming practice and it works at strengthening the central nervous system and keeping it healthy.
If you find that time is a factor for not pursuing yoga, and it is difficult for you to join a class, there are many yoga tapes available. Most of them require twenty to thirty minutes of your time a day. You could practice in the morning or before bedtime. This is a minimal amount of time to give to your body to ensure proper health and a calm state of mind. Yoga is a positive benefit for people who suffer from anxiety. It can teach you to relax and enhance inner peace.
Hatha yoga is a popular type; it focuses on breathing control. Mantra yoga focuses on chanting and can be a very spiritual practice. Power yoga is great for building stamina and strength. At any rate they all seem to provide similar benefits for your mind and body. The varieties of poses flow one into another, always breathing through the nose. Lunges, standing poses and floor stretches will make you feel as though you have found muscles you didn't know existed. After the first few times you practice yoga you will definitely feel it in your muscles the next day.
Yoga is known for decreasing health problems or fixing existing problems. It is known to help heart conditions, anxiety, carpal tunnel syndrome and various chronic conditions. It is definitely a holistic approach to healing. Many people swear by it. It is a wonderful way to start the day, especially if the weather is warm and sunny. You can practice outside in the early morning in the backyard with nothing but the birds singing around you. If you practice in the evening, take a hot bath following your yoga session. Drop some Epsom salts in the water to soothe your muscles.
When practicing some of the stretches you will need a towel or a belt. A floor mat is a good asset if you are practicing on an area that isn't carpeted. You will be impressed with the results of yoga. It tones the muscles, improves flexibility and it energizes you.
It is best to practice yoga in bare feet to minimize slipping out of poses and lunges. Just wear comfortable clothing. Light some aromatic candles, dim the lights and push play on the VCR and you are ready for a peaceful workout.
Treatment of a common illness. The best way to fight this condition is to identify what causes your symptoms.
Hay fever or, as it is medically known, seasonal allergic rhinitis. It is a common allergic reaction to pollen and the spores released from trees, grasses and plants. Being carried by the wind they are inhaled and the body's immune system register it as a foreign body and so produces a number of chemical such as histamine. Other allergens may include house-dust mites, cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and horses.
Common symptoms experienced during an attack are sneezing, runny nose, tickly throat, itching and watery eyes.
Allergic reactions are a sign that your immune system is not working properly. Practitioners aim at building up the body's defences before the pollen season arrives.
Natural remedies may be used to treat hay fever. For example cranial osteopathy uses manipulation of the skull, thus allowing the body to rebalance itself. It also helps to regulate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which helped relieve congestion.
Acupressure developed in China, works on the principle that illness is due to blocked energy in invisible meridians (believed to run throughout the body). By apply firm pressure to certain areas over the body one stimulates the bodies natural healing powers. Acupuncture works on the same principles but instead of pressing on the meridians needles are inserted under the skin. It is advised to start the course in late winter or early spring so as to build up your immune system. A self-administered treatment, which is very useful, is to press firmly on the side of the bridge of your nose for a couple of minutes.
Herbal medicines, which have been found to work, are horehound to dilate your airways; wild cherry bark to soothe the nose after an attack and echinacea may be used to strengthen the immune system. Elderflower may be used also to help relieve sneezing and blocked noses and eyebright is useful in treating sore, itchy eyes. Cooled camomile tea bags will also help relieve sore eyes.
A proper diet is also an important step in helping your body fight off hay fever. Certain foods may cause an allergic reaction resulting in hay fever. Therefore, it is best to identify, if any, which foods affects you. Three of the most common substances that people are allergic to are pollen, wheat and milk. Alcohol may also lead to an attack of hay fever.
Homeopaths believe in introducing a copycat illness into the body in order to clear out the original one: the idea is that it will then disappear by itself.
Useful avoidance skills that can be used to prevent hay fever from starting include closing doors and windows especially when pollen count is higher. Avoid going out as much as possible especially in peak pollen season (on a still day the worst times of the day to suffer an attack are early morning, late afternoon and evening). Avoid cutting the lawn, especially on hot days. If you have been out walking or gardening, it is advisable to take a shower and change clothes. Clothing should be dried in a tumble drier. Your eyes can be flushed out with cold water to soothe and cool. Vaseline smeared inside the nose will help stop the pollen from settling in the nose. Finally, one should not smoke, since this irritates the eyes, nose, throat and airways.
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