Yoga is not just about taking up some postures; it involves eight phases – Yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and Samadhi. Though there is no hierarchical system, the ultimate goal is Samadhi, and to achieve that you need to traverse through asanas, pranayams, dhyanas, and others. So, the ultimate aim is to integrate the soul with the omnipotent power but to achieve that you need to prepare yourself with the help of asanas and other phases of yoga.
Advanced Pranayama Practices
Needless to say, integration with the highest power is not in the scheme of things of common people; what they care about is living healthy and achieving vitality. To this end asanas and pranayams can help a lot let alone advanced pranayama practices. Indeed, if you are a beginner you can start with asanas, advanced pranayamas come later. However, you also need to know that advanced practices in pranayama can be very helpful in addressing sleeping problems, reducing stress, increasing mindfulness, normalizing pressure, improving lung function, enhancing cognitive function, reducing harmful cravings, and more.
Asanas and Chakras - Advanced Pranayama Practices
As a beginner, you need to start with asanas. Indeed, you need to devote considerable time to achieve some kind of proficiency in practicing the asanas. There are various types of them. These are designed to open up the chakras in the human body. If you are among the uninitiated about chakras, you need to know that the human body has 7 chakras. These are – crown chakra, third eye chakra, throat chakra, heart chakra, solar plexus chakra, sacral chakra, and root chakra.
Disturbed Chakras and trauma-informed yoga certificate
Chakras are known as energy points. The 7 energy points run along the spine, but in most cases, they are disturbed. If the chakras are disturbed you suffer from ailments and don’t get energy. Chakras may get disturbed due to various reasons. Trauma can also be one of those reasons. So, if you are looking for someone to heal your post-traumatic problems through yoga, you need to see if he has got a trauma-informed yoga certificate. These people know Asanas which can open up the chakras disturbed due to trauma. Indeed, asanas aim to open up the chakras and align them with each other.
It must be said that the imbalance of chakras is often blamed for diseases and mental problems. If you are practicing asanas properly and for a long time you are likely to stave off declining physical and mental status. However, you need properly trained and experienced yoga trainers.
Published by Deepak Sharma