The controlled breathing in Yoga helps to balance the Autonomic Nervous System. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system through the vagus nerve. An active and well nourished Vagus nerve reduces inflammation caused by stress in various parts of the body and prevents the occurrence of mental and physical ailments. This blog contains a simple explanation of how this happens.
Category: Yoga and Psychology
In my last post I had explained how stress is created and experienced in the body. Since we understand the physiology and the psychology of stress and the mental disorders it causes, we can exert some control on how much we allow it to influence our behavior. Consistent practice of breathing techniques help to shift
Knowing how the body reacts to stressful situations is half the battle won. We are currently going through very difficult times and are all feeling the stress one way or the other. Of course there is the threat to life itself -our own and that of our dear one from this deadly enemy COVID 19.
In my earlier blog on Techniques for relaxation, I had described two techniques that one can use to stall anxious thoughts. Regular practice of these techniques will ensure a calmer frame of mind and more rational reactions to difficult situations. In Dialectical Behavior therapy made popular by its proponent Dr. Marcia Linehan, we understand that
While stressful situations cannot be avoided, one can learn to manage stress better. Practice of techniques advocated by the disciplines of Yoga and Psychology will help you approach stress with calm. Read about some techniques here
Most of the yogic texts are complicated Sanskrit terms that have little significance to the lay person. While the believers’ numbers are growing, there are many sceptics too. Especially when we talk of the healing effects of yoga. So, it’s important to understand how yoga works on the human body and consequently the human mind.