Practicing yoga can improve quality of life during the pandemic
Yoga is an ancient practice that originated in India. There is no certainty of the time in which it began, although some experts assure that it was before the 17th century B.C. The meaning of the word itself is clear, it means "union"; in the ancient Sanskrit language. Through this name we want to represent the objective of this practice, to establish the union between the mind and the body.
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This discipline is highly recommended by psychologists, experts in physical activity and many other professionals, since through yoga it is possible to improve the integral health of the organism. By practicing it on a daily basis, it will be possible to reduce anxiety, promote concentration, help to fall asleep, reduce blood pressure, improve balance and obtain many other benefits.
This is a practice that can help us a lot, especially in difficult times to handle; such as during confinement and the coronavirus.
Yoga and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is not something that many expected. In early 2020, many people had expectations of what the year would be like, had plans, or wanted certain things that were not possible. Before the drastic change of plans, before the changes in dynamics, before the concern about the increasing number of infections or even before the death of a loved one, it is perfectly normal for there to be anxiety, worry, exhaustion and a lot of stress.
The coronavirus has had highly negative effects on all the inhabitants of the planet, for some more devastating than others. But all require a strategy to promote balance between body and mind. This is an excellent alternative.
With the practice of this discipline, it will be possible to face with more energy the consequences of the pandemic in life, the changes and the new challenges that must be faced. It does not matter that before this pandemic a person did not practice yoga, it can perfectly begin at any time; even during the pandemic.
Through the implementation of this discipline, people will be able to find tranquility, balance, rest and the concentration necessary to face any type of crisis; including the one related to COVID-19.
Regardless of age, sex or physical condition, for everyone there is a type of yoga. Many experts in this discipline have dedicated themselves to developing forms of yoga that allow everyone to practice it. Even people with physical commitments or injuries can be integrated into this activity, with slow movement, a lot of breathing and meditation.
Yoga is associated with complex positions and movements. However this is not entirely true. There are diverse forms of yoga practices, so there is a strategy for everyone, one that responds to their needs and that takes into account their limitations. The real challenge is getting started and getting a proper shape.
"Being present here and now" is one of the key precepts of yoga and a principle that will help us take advantage of every moment.