Yoga involves a combination of physical exercise, breathing exercise and mindfulness, focused on creating a balance between the body and the mind
It was Sage Patanjali who systemized Yoga, writing about its theory and practices in the ‘Yoga Sutra’. He defined eight components of yoga, known as the ‘Ashtanga’.
The schools of yoga and psychology overlap on many fronts such as self-awareness, understanding the mind, self-aactualization and development to the highest functioning level of oneself.
Psychotherapy teacher you practices that help calm and relax your mind leading to a balanced mental state.
Some researchers have also claimed that yoga is effective in helping military veterans and active-duty members deal with post-traumatic stress in an effective way.
Yoga can help heal anxiety, depression, panic attacks and insomnia.