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The Psychological Benefits of Yoga
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There has been a specific yogic approach to mind and body management. In the field of health the concepts of yoga for the management of our mind and physical practice are combined, then that becomes a very powerful tool to awaken the facilities of your entire being. There are psychiatrists in the United States who are actively using the techniques of yoga in their practices with their patients.

It has been decided in the past and put into practice by psychiatrists who are familiar with yoga and who are eminent heads in their fields, to train their patients in the practice of yoga nidra so that they could learn how to let go of their mental tensions. Today yoga nidra has become an integral part, an accepted technique, of psychotherapy in Europe. The same thing has also happened in Australia.

When we start to discuss the positive effects of yoga on physical health it is understood that mental health must be achieved first or the participants of yoga practice will not reap the full benefits of their practice. It is vital to help maintain good health. Yoga creates heat in the body through breathing and movement.

That heat burns up extra calories in food and reduces the likelihood of these being converted into fat. Regular exercise makes you fit, gives a general sense of well-being, improves appetite and sleep and makes the heart and circulation, lungs and respiration work more efficiently. Exercise carried out for about 20 minutes three times a week is beneficial for the body.

The body and mind aren't treated as separate compartments within the fielf of yogic psychology. The holistic view of the entire being has been a historic part of yoga training for thousands of years.


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