There is no longer any doubt about the usefulness and benefits of Yoga and Meditation.
Modern medicine has had to surrender to what the ancient oriental masters claimed; it has been proven over and over again by serious research, that Yoga has obvious repercussions on the mind and the body; some of the most important:
It improves the function of the digestive system.
It improves the functionality of the circulatory system.
Improves pulmonary elasticity (diaphragmatic breathing).
Improves the functioning of the endocrine glands.
Improves the elasticity of the muscular system.
It has a marked beneficial influence on the nervous system and the mind.
“, of Dr. Aldo Saponaro. Edizioni Della Specola.
Recent discoveries have shown that during Yoga exercises, the brain secretes endorphins, morphine-like substances associated with well-being and therefore anxiolytic. It also helps to “empty” the mind from the usual overload of stimuli. It has a marked beneficial influence on the nervous system and the mind.
It is quite evident that mental rebalancing will have an effect on other body functions, promoting a more balanced metabolism.
And, since we need movement to unload – as they say – ”
“, all that remains is to practice a bit of gym; not active gymnastics, but aerobics such as yoga, pilates, stretching and so on. Stress is fought with gentle gymnastics, bio-energetic gymnastics that affects body and mind; with relaxation exercises, therefore, and not with 50 kilometres of cycling in the middle of cars and all sorts of risks. This is also confirmed by science:
As for the aids, I recommend these three excellent texts:
by André Van Lysebeth – Ed. Mursia.