“the role of the mind and emotions in your state of health is a vital one” ~ Deb Shapiro, Your Body Speaks Your Mind
Have you ever said “Doing that was such a pain in the neck?” and then realized your neck was stiff and painful? The issues are in the tissues.
A psychosomatic disorder is described as a “condition in which psychological stresses adversely affect physiological (somatic) functioning to the point of distress” (Encyclopaedia Britannica).
While there are medicinal methods of treating these disorders, there is also a great wisdom within the body that can be tapped to help with healing. The body has its own internal pharmacy that needs to be allowed to work. The stresses and emotions that come up in daily life can overwhelm and thus impede the body’s innate abilities to heal, aggravate existing illnesses and often result in maladaptive coping behaviors.
Yoga helps. The postures, breathing exercises and other tools are designed to tame the mind. A calm mind is your doorway to optimal healing – just look at the benefits of deep sleep, meditation and the relaxation response. In this altered state of consciousness, when the mind is no longer in worry/anxiety mode, every cell of the body reconnects to its main computer, the brain, and the body can find its intuitive answers to what it needs and repair and heal itself with remarkable precision.
Yoga treats you as a multidimensional being. Find out how you can reconnect with your spirit and get your mind/body in gear!
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