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2015 Washington Mental Health Conference Talks About Yoga And Meditation Techniques

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  • January 8, 2019
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The 2015 Washington Mental Health Conference emphasizes how the concept of mind and body coordination is useful in addressing mental health issues. Yoga and meditation are two conventional techniques that focus on the perfection of balance, which essential for everyone. They are beneficial for dealing with conditions such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). They can also help people in managing chronic pain. Although these two are termed separately, meditation is a vital part of yoga.

The Reality About Mind And Body Techniques

Many people are still doubtful of mind and body techniques. It could be difficult to classify them as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments because it is hard to conduct tests that would allow information concealed until afterward.

Studies show that yoga is beneficial to mental health. However, it is encouraged that people who choose to try this technique consult a doctor to monitor biological effects. For instance, rapid yoga breathing may distress people with anxiety or bipolar disorder.

People should also take into consideration that similar to all physical exercises; yoga may cause asthma attacks or aggravate existing medical health conditions. It is crucial that people with chronic illnesses and those who are pregnant seek medical advice from a doctor before engaging in a yoga program.

We may think that yoga is a simple exercise, that we can all do it in the comfort of our home. With all the videos of routines, it can be. However, if you are after a significant effect or if you are opting to use it as a form of CAM treatment for mental health illnesses, it is advisable that you seek a well-trained yoga instructor to get the maximum benefit. Of course, as mentioned, it is crucial that you consult a doctor first.


In Conclusion

Yoga and meditation are vital mind and body techniques to reduce stress and deal with other health issues, which cause psychological problems. Of course, you need to consider your physical capacity before trying yoga, particularly if the doctor advises you not to do certain activities. Despite that, proper breathing, stretching, and relaxation are beneficial to the body.

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