By Joy Abrams
not just for double jointed people who can twist themselves
like pretzels. It is for people of all ages and all professions
who wish to lessen the stress load that they are carrying.
The nice thing about yoga is that you do not have to travel
to the snow or sun to do this. Just you and your mat and sincere
desire to stretch and improve the quality of your life is
all that is required.
strained by long continuous tension over stimulate your nerves
and can cause injurious reactions in parts of your body. You
must find a proper balance between relaxation and exercise
to cure the tension cycle. Part of the success of yoga is
that there are many asanas(postures) to be assumed. Each asana
improves your flexibility, tone and strength in a particular
set of muscles. This benefit is coupled with the fact that
you relax after each asana. You may move in and out of each
asana in a dance like fashion or hold each asana longer. The
main advantage of flowing in and out out of each asana is
that the joints and muscles loosen without your having to
deal with a great amount of pain and it improves the circulation
to the organs of your body. When you hold your asana for a
long time your muscular structure is worked at a deeper level.
Coupling the yoga breath with your asanas has a powerful effect
on your mind and body.