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10 Benefits You Will Feel Immediately if You Include Yoga in Your Daily Schedule

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If you’re someone who has been practicing yoga for a while now, you are well-aware of the reward this ancient practice bestows. Yoga influences and transforms our overall lifestyle and well-being. If the art is new to you, then you can feel its benefits after just a single session. The art provides immense advancements after even an hour session, so imagine how it would help us if we started living the yogic way.

Living in a yogic way doesn’t mean you have to practice abstinence. It’s about following certain rituals to follow the idealistic lifestyle in the modern world. From waking up with the sun to going to sleep on time, by making a few changes, you’d be all set to experience the change.

Here is the list of benefits you feel if you include yoga in your daily schedule:

1. Stabilizes Emotions

Emotions have the potential to impact our mental wellbeing, and with yoga, one can bring positivity into their life and help with your moods. 

The practice of asanas, pranayama, and meditation helps our brain boosts happy hormones along producing oxytocin, helping to improve emotional and mental health. By practicing yoga regularly, you can experience greater happiness and peace of mind.

2. Benefits Relationships

Yoga helps to keep you grounded and bring awareness of self, people, and the environment. The practice teaches you to let go of your ego, allowing a better and deeper connection with others. The practice benefits your relationships, making you value them more and helping you feel fuller and peaceful.

3. Improvement in Focus

Yoga is the ideal practice to enhance focus and improve concentration because it makes you stay in the present moment. Yoga improves memory, coordination, and senses of focus. We often feel that our mind wonders, so incorporating yoga into your daily routine will make you feel less distracted and sharpen the mind.

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

4. Better Sleep

Our lifestyle and sleeping habits are one of the biggest reasons for us feeling lethargic all day. Yoga exercises strengthen your muscles and also release tension, making us feel relaxed. This helps with better and more restful sleep, curbs insomnia, and lets you experience the feeling of lightness throughout the body and mind.

5. Relief from Body Aches

Yoga can and will help you to find relief to body aches. Consistently practicing yoga enhances the functionality of the body that stretches and strengthens the muscles along with releasing pain. Yoga relieves strain, eases tightness, and makes you feel relaxed.

6. Builds Self-Confidence

Having confidence seems to be a simple concept, but for many, it is complex and tough. People seek perfection instead of accepting their flaws and celebrating their uniqueness. The practice of yoga brings awareness and leads you to self-acceptance, making you love yourself. This boosts self-confidence and makes you stand tall and strong in the world.

7. Corrects Posture and Balance

Hunching over smartphones to staring at a computer screen all day takes a toll on our back and spine, making it impossible to have perfect posture in modern times. Yoga stretches the muscles surrounding the joints and relieves the discomfort. The practice improves our balance and corrects our posture.

8. More Disciplinary Life

Yoga is a disciplinary practice, and when we perform it daily, it imbibes similar features into our lives. When we start practicing certain rituals, our mind and body get trained similarly, and we perform everything better. This brings about a change in our lifestyle, making it better and healthier.

“Yoga has a sly, clever way of short circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety.” – Baxter Bell

9. Promotes Self-Care 

The fast-paced lifestyle of today leaves us no time for ‘me time’ or to take care of ourselves. The restorative practice of yoga makes us aware of our true self and makes us present and mindful. It helps us with making conscious decisions to make time out to actively participate in self-care rituals. The more we practice, the better we feel.

10. Relaxed and Stress free Body and Mind

As mentioned, the lifestyle we have chosen for self is encircled with stress and opens the pathway for a lot of health issues, mainly the modern-day ailments. With yoga, you can induce relaxing filler in yourself that relieves stress, releases tension, and helps us to keep all the agitations at bay. Yoga is beautiful, and it knows what we need so it facilitates the same.

Benefits of yoga are endless. With every day practice, you work on building a healthy and happier life for yourself. 

Do you practice the art of yoga? If you do, please share your favorite reasons why you practice it below!

Bipin Baloni is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He organizes 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Nepal. Bipin Baloni conducts Ayurveda Courses in India. He loves writing and reading books related to yoga, health, nature, Himalayas and Trekking in India.

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Emotional Attachment Trauma

Trauma caused during specific stages of a child’s development, known as attachment trauma, can have lasting effects on a person’s sense of safety, security, predictability, and trust. This type of trauma is often the result of abuse, neglect, or inconsistent care from a primary caregiver.

Individuals who have not fully processed attachment trauma may display similar patterns of behavior and physical or psychological symptoms that negatively impact their adult lives, including the choices they make in relationships and business.

Unfortunately, many people may not even be aware that they are struggling with trauma. Research estimates that 6% of the population will experience PTSD in their lifetime, with a majority of males and females having experienced significant trauma.

Unresolved attachment trauma can significantly impair the overall quality of a person’s life, including their ability to form healthy relationships and make positive choices for themselves. One well-known effect of unhealed attachment trauma is the compulsion to repeat past wounds by unconsciously selecting romantic partners who trigger their developmental trauma.

However, there are other less recognized but equally detrimental signs of unprocessed developmental trauma.

 

Five possible indications of unresolved attachment trauma are:

 

1.  Unconscious Sabotage

Self-sabotage is a common pattern among individuals with unprocessed attachment trauma. This cycle often begins with hurting others, which is then followed by hurting oneself. It is also common for those with attachment trauma to have heightened emotional sensitivity, which can trigger this cycle.

This pattern can manifest in lashing out, shutting down, or impulsive behavior that leads to feelings of guilt, shame, and self-loathing.

Many people with attachment trauma are not aware of their wounds and operate on survival mode, unconsciously testing or challenging the emotional investment of those around them, and pushing them away out of self-preservation and fear of abandonment.

This can lead to a pattern of making poor choices for themselves based on impulsivity.

 

2. Persistent Pain

 
Chronic pain is a common symptom that can stem from early trauma. Studies have shown a connection between physical conditions such as fibromyalgia, headaches, gastrointestinal issues, insomnia, muscle aches, back pain, chest pain, and chronic fatigue with the aftermath of chronic developmental trauma, particularly physical abuse.
 
Research has found that individuals with insecure attachment styles, such as anxious, avoidant, or disorganized, have a higher incidence of somatic symptoms and a history of physical and emotional abuse in childhood compared to those with a secure attachment style.
 
 

3. Behaviors That Block Out Trauma

 
Trauma blocking practises are used to avoid the pain and memories connected with traumatic events.
 
Emotional numbing, avoidance, and escape via briefly pleasurable activities that distract from terrible memories or suffering are common examples. Unfortunately, this escape habit stops people from successfully processing and recovering from their trauma.
 
Furthermore, when the pain resurfaces, more and more diversions are necessary to continue ignoring it. This can be seen in compulsive behaviours such as drug or alcohol addiction, emotional eating, numbing oneself through relationships, workaholism, excessive or dangerous exercise routines, compulsive internet or technology use, or any other compulsive behaviour used to distract yoursef from intrusive thoughts and emotions.
 
These actions have the potential to prolong a cycle of avoidance and repression, preventing persons from healing and progressing.
 

4. A strong need for control

 
It’s understandable that some people may struggle with control issues in their adult lives, especially if they felt helpless or vulnerable during their childhood.
 
This can happen if someone had an overbearing caregiver who didn’t let them make their own choices, expected too much from them, or didn’t take care of them properly. As adults, they might try to control everything in their life to feel more in control and less anxious or scared. This might be because they didn’t feel like they had control over their life when they were a child.
 
It’s important to remember that everyone’s experiences are different and it’s okay to seek help if you’re struggling with control issues.
 
 

5. Psychological Symptoms That Are Not Explained

 
Individuals with a history of developmental trauma may experience a range of psychological symptoms, including obsessive-compulsive behavior, intense mood swings, irritability, anger, depression, emotional numbing, or severe anxiety.
 
These symptoms can vary in intensity and may occur intermittently throughout the day. People with this type of trauma may attempt to “distract” themselves from these symptoms by denying or rationalizing them, or may resort to substance abuse or behavioral addictions as coping mechanisms. This can be a maladaptive way of trying to numb their symptoms.
 
 

What to do next if you’re suffering from emotional attachment trauma?

 
Everyone’s experience of healing from trauma is unique. It’s important to be aware of whether you have experienced childhood developmental trauma and how it may be affecting your relationships as an adult. Sometimes, the effects of trauma can be overwhelming and we may try to push them away or avoid them.
 
If you notice that you’re engaging in these behaviors, it’s important to seek help from a trauma therapist who can support you on your healing journey. Remember, you’re not alone and it’s never too late to start healing.
 

There are several ways that people can work to overcome emotional attachment trauma:

  1. Therapy: One of the most effective ways to overcome emotional attachment trauma is through therapy. A therapist can help you process your experiences, understand the impact of your trauma on your life, and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms.
  2. Support groups: Joining a support group of people who have had similar experiences can be a great way to find validation, empathy, and a sense of community.
  3. Mindfulness practices: Mindfulness practices such as meditation, pilates, prayer time with God or journaling can help you become more aware of your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations, and develop a sense of spiritual connection and self-regulation.
  4. Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT): This is a type of therapy that is specifically designed to help individuals process and recover from traumatic events.
  5. Building a safety net: Building a support system of people you trust, who are there for you when you need them, can help you feel more secure and safe in your life.

It’s important to remember that healing from emotional attachment trauma is a process and it may take time. It’s also important to find a therapist who is experienced in treating trauma, who you feel comfortable talking with, and who can help you develop a personalized treatment plan.

 
 
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