The well-being of Yoga

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The well-being of Yoga

Yoga can be a help to regain serenity but also to improve one's health. It happens with many oriental disciplines, such as Chinese martial arts, karate or judo. The main thing to say and also the most important thing to remember is that yoga is based on the breath, a live mitive of many oriental disciplines.

For each discipline the relationship between breathing and posture is fundamental. It is no coincidence that many teachers choose to open or close the practice with a few minutes of inhalation and exhalation. A certain consistency is essential: a couple of times a week for beginners, even four or five for those who are advanced.

The well-being of Yoga

The timetable is naturally subjective based on any family and work commitments and one's own biorhythm. But the best time, as the Indians teach, is in the morning. The body is less stressed, the stomach is clean and the mind is clear.

You can start with half an hour and then quickly arrive at an abundant hour. Like martial arts, for yoga it is essential to choose a qualified school, better than a multisports gym. There are various types of yoga: ashtanga is more dynamic and favors individual practice, iyengar uses supports such as bricks or ropes to help the body.

Hatha provides simple and calmly performed positions, to which notions of breathing are combined, and kundalini works according to the classes on an energetic aspect and on a different chakra. In short, there is no excuse to postpone.

In one of the next articles we will talk about the psychophysical benefits of Chinese martial arts. In a previous article we told you how researchers from the University of Navarra, Pamplona and Madrid analyzed data which provided both saliva samples for DNA analysis and accurate records of what and how much food industrial hired on a daily basis.

Based on the consumption of ultra-processed foods, the authors of the study divided them into four 4 groups: low consumption group of ultra-processed food, the average consumption group-lower, the medium-high consumption group and finally the high consumption group.

There is a relationship between premature organic aging and the consumption of ultra-processed foods, those industrial products with a long list of ingredients, attractive and colorful, frozen or not, sweet or savory and increasingly used by those who do not want to, and often not he has time to devote himself to preparing meals.

According to a study presented at the European and International Congress on Obesity and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, those who consume more than 3 servings per day of super-processed food rich in sugars, salt, saturated fats, additives, dyes, preservatives etc, is twice as likely to have shorter telomeres.

As if to say that an excessively industrialized diet could age our cells faster. Upf like sweets, drinks and snacks are not modified foods but industrial formulas consisting largely of substances derived from foods and additives.

Unlike fresh and quality food, highly processed products - whose consumption is increasing around the world while that of fresh foods is decreasing are ready for consumption, have long expiration dates, sweet or salty which are generally very tasty, which also favors the repurchase.

In short, we are talking about convenient products: certainly convenient for those who produce them, and this is obvious. But also for those who buy them: although anything but in terms of health. Several studies published before this one we are talking about have already associated the consumption of UPF with important chronic diseases: hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome, depression, type 2 diabetes and different types of cancer.