Benefits of Communicating With the Body
We’ve often heard that yoga is the practice of listening to the body. The practice of yoga begins with the feel and listen to your body sensations while performing asanas (yoga postures). We learn to read the reaction of the body of any movement or posture while holding silent.
When we do well, your body will invite the mind to enter deeper into the posture. But when we’ve reached the limit, the body will react and look for the most comfortable position. Once we get used to listening to our bodies, the practice of yoga becomes natural. We can move with supple and injury can be avoided.
However, communications with body exercises can also be done in two directions. We can talk with your body to get into the posture, hold the posture, and out of yoga postures. It is like practicing affirmations to achieve positive results. For example, when doing poses Warriors (or Warrior), we can say to myself, “I’m strong like the warrior.”
Say the sentence a few times and we will become a formidable fighter.
For me, this is very useful when the condition of the body is weak. I got sick a few weeks ago, and this is what I do in yoga practice. I do some yoga poses that are restorative, where I stayed in a yoga posture for 5-10 minutes, and so long I talk with my body. When doing poses Child (or Child’s Pose), for example, I said “I am subject to the natural and the rest yourself completely.”
This sounds simple, but it is not easy because my stomach continued to fluctuate during the posture. Tangible results immediately, which after a few minutes I had to run to the bathroom. I do 2-3 times a restorative yoga session in a day and I was immediately healed.
Talking to the body can be a way to get into yoga postures more deeply and become more calm. This is what is meant by yoga, uniting body, mind and feelings. Let your body do the movements and postures of yoga, allow the mind to receive and process what was said by the body, and let our souls feel the harmony between body and mind.
Please note that the above article is for information purposes only and is not intended to make yoga as a replacement therapy treatment. Please consult your physician for any health problems before practicing yoga.