Yoga: An effective way to wellness and health

March 4th, 2022

With the advent of the pandemic, when we were forced to retreat away from the physical world, most of us unrolled our yoga mats and found a way to retreat into our inner worlds. While media and advertising portray yoga primarily as a form of physical exercise, this ancient practice promotes strength, awareness, harmony, and a holistic approach to wellness of body, mind, and soul.

In today’s busy and chaotic life, yoga is not only an effective exercise for body and strength training but also an unmatched contemplative, disciplinary, and meditative practice for achieving greater mindfulness. From pranayamas (breathing exercises) to various asanas (body postures) to savasana (meditation and resting period), yoga sessions include a wide range of physical and mental exercises that help you focus on your every breath and movement and thus connect your soul with the omnipresent spirit of the universe. 

As enticing and far-reaching as its benefits are, yoga is a complex and age-old art as well as science that demands professional consulting and training. Every body speaks a different language and thus requires different yoga solutions for different health and lifestyle goals. At Integrative Therapeutics, our Yoga consultants and therapists help you in listening to the diverse needs of your body better by assessing your medical history, lifestyle, and physical capabilities and aligning them with yoga postures most suitable for your health journey. 

Here’s how we can help you reap benefits from yoga that go beyond the mat:

  • Ensure overall fitness and well being

Yoga is a great way to boost immunity, metabolism, muscle strength, and flexibility. From high to moderate to mild yoga styles and postures, each work significantly to lessen aging, chronic diseases, stress, anxiety, and promote overall fitness and well-being. 

  • Boost weight loss and maintenance

Research has proven that people who practice yoga become more mindful eaters and more tuned in with their bodies and their hunger cues. While yoga as a form of physical exercise promotes weight loss and lower BMI, it goes beyond to build a better body image and a positive relationship with mindful eating and exercising. 

  • Enhance heart health and cardiovascular benefits

Pranayama or yogic breathing has proven benefits for promoting cardiovascular functioning. Reducing sugar, insulin, and stress levels, yoga helps you control and regulate the pace of breathing and heart rate, thus minimizing stroke capacity. 

  • An effective way to mindfulness

Yoga promotes self-esteem, positive body image, and mindfulness by enabling inner awareness. Both movement-based and breathing-based yoga therapies help channel one’s energies and achieve harmony of body and mind with better mental health and a broader outlook on life.

Yoga Consulting at Integrative Therapeutics is focused on enhancing your health and healing journey by adopting a holistic approach to your mental and physical health needs. Consult our highly experienced and dedicated yoga consultants, therapists, and health professionals today to kick start your wellness journey by identifying the best yoga and health plans most suited for your body. Schedule a complimentary consultation now for a healthier, longer, and happier life!