Does practicing Yoga make you happier?

As we have insisted in many of our posts, the practice of traditional Yoga does not ONLY consist of doing a series of postures to increase your flexibility and relax or there are even those who fall into the trap of competitiveness: getting this posture that looks so good, be the best one who does the posture, etc. All this is not bad, but by limiting ourselves to it we lose the true essence and benefits of Yoga. Yoga has a philosophy, in which reference is made to the traditional practice that includes a series of principles (among others) to maintain a mental , emotional and physical balance .


No violence ”, not to harm or generate suffering. If we start with oneself, at the moment of practicing Yoga there is the opportunity to respect one's own limits in the postures or not to judge one's thoughts during meditation. Outside of the practice of Yoga it is not limited to the physical level but also to the thought and the word to hurt ourselves and others.


" Truth ", referring to the existence of coherence between our thought, our word and our conduct. It is about thinking about what we say and being aware if it corresponds to what we feel and do. But the fact that we consider our thought to be true does not mean that we should express it if it can hurt other people, we would be ignoring principle 1 in this case.


Detachment ”, in this case, is the art of simplifying life, allowing you to enjoy what you have without developing a fear of losing it, instead of accumulating to feel an unreal security. During the practice of Yoga, this appears at the moment when you experience a very pleasant sensation during the posture or meditation, then enjoy it, but do not get attached to it, since there is a possibility that in your next practice you will not experience this sensation.


Self-control ”, to act with moderation in all aspects of life; food, sexuality, work, rest, yoga, sport, etc. Thus avoiding finding ourselves at extremes and finding balance. During the practice of Yoga this translates into a moderate practice of both postures, such as relaxation, breathing and meditation.


Honesty ” in terms of not stealing as much material as the time and energy of others. For this it is also important to work with mental presence (meditation), pay attention to what we are doing and living at that very moment to become aware and not let ourselves be carried away by the desires of the mind. At TARA Psychology & Yoga these aspects are also very important, because after all they always lead the patient to attend to themselves in a healthy and conscious way, to respect their limits or "not give up" when dissatisfied. In addition, the emotion of fear is diminished for those moments in which it is inappropriate and hinders internal growth. On the other hand, self-confidence increases as an understanding and acceptance of “ who I am ” appears. Today the post is also accompanied by a playlist to make your Tuesday a little happier ♥ Click on the list and start enjoying the day.