What is yoga?
Yoga is one of the oldest holistic disciplines known and today one of the most practiced in the world. As you may know, yoga is originally from India and has been practiced for thousands of years. Yoga spread throughout the world during the 20th century, .
The word yoga means union. The union between body, mind and soul. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice, where yoga exercises are designed to develop physical agility, create mental relaxation and provide insight. Breathing plays an important and fundamental role in yoga.
Yoga is essentially about consciousness. The key to yoga practice is to learn to listen inwardly into the body and mind. To build an awareness of the body, its tensions and behaviors, and to reach a deeper spiritual understanding of the true nature of reality, to make you as a human more aware and help you achieve your full potential.
Yoga is, simply put, a technique for achieving full consciousness.
The yoga that I am working with here is called MediYoga (Medical Yoga). MediYoga is a therapeutic form of the very old Kundalini Yoga. It is a dynamic and gentle kind of yoga that works for everyone. MediYoga also includes some aspects of Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine.
MediYoga has developed in Sweden since 1995 by a very experienced yoga teacher called Goran Boll at the IMY - The Institute for Medicine Yoga - MediYoga. IMY has participated in a number of Swedish studies that have resulted in many good results in different areas. IMY has also introduced MediYoga to many companies and health care systems as RehabYoga.
The first hospital in Scandinavia introducing MediYoga for their patients as rehabilitation after infarct was, in January 2010, a hospital in Stockholm, Danderyd Hospital. MediYoga is now spreading to other units of the health care in Sweden.
Yoga affects the whole body and mind. It affects the glandular system that is so important for us to function in a normal way. It also affects the digestive system, nervous system and the immune system, but not only that: It also has a huge influence on you as a human being, your life situation, emotions, stress level, etc.
The yoga sets or exercises / positions EndoYoga is working with are tested and proven on clients in studies and research at IMY and has showed good and measurable results. What has been proven is that the stress level is reduced, blood preassure is normalized and well being increases.
A yogaset or Kriya (the yogic term), consists of different positions (asanas), breathing techniques, concentrations techniques, relaxation, meditations and mantras.
It doesn´t matter what ability you have when you start with MediYoga, anyone can do it. You don´t have to be an acrobatic circus artist, just adjust the yoga to your own capacity. Simple and gentle MediYoga has been shown to be very effective and is a great tool to deal with your illness, such as endometriosis, fatigue, migrain, backpain, stress-related problems, insomnia, heart problems and more. MediYoga makes you more balanced, reduces the stress (proven in studies!), gives you a clearer mind and makes you more aware about yourself.
Yoga can make a huge difference in your life! It´s all about becoming who you already are deep within!
Try it! Use yoga as a natural everyday practice in your life. It is said in Yoga that if you do something for 40 days in a row, it will become a natural routine in your life.
If you are concerned and doubtful about your illness, health, medication and doing yoga, please consult your doctor first.
If you have questions about anything concerning MediYoga, don´t hesitate to contact me. You can email me and even book a yoga session via Skype doing it live!
Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain
In Kundalini Yoga and also MediYoga, there are some yoga sets that are made for women with menstrual problems and hormonal unbalances. As a very dedicated yoga student, I have tried some of these yoga sets, but discovered that many of the exercises hurt too much, because the exercises are often done with focus and emphasis on the pelvic area. What I always have experienced with MediYoga is that simple exercises can also have powerful results. You don´t have to do too hard and strenuous exercises to feel a positive difference. Having the experience what didn´t work for me, I began figuring out that it should be possible to design special yoga sets for those who have endometriosis, menstrual pain or other pelvic pain. Yoga sets that are possible for those who have pain and are adapted to that group. After trying out some of my own designed yogasets for a long time, I noticed a great difference. I could do sessions for longer periods without giving up because of the pain. I had more energy, pain decreased and I was happier. I also found some great yogic techniques to use when I had pain. The yoga exercises and yoga sets you'll find here, are suitable for those with pain, fatigue, stiffness, digestive problems and other symptoms. If an exercise is too difficult, it is always possible to modify and customize it to your own ability. Yoga is not about being an acrobat, it's all about listening inward, to know what the mind and body signals.
Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain will help you to:
Begin your healing journey today! Start with our gift Introduction to Yoga. Do that session for a month or so. You can also find different kind of yoga sessions to buy in Classes. If you´d like to have a private yoga session you can book it and do it via Skype. Having a private session will be more designed for you personally and it is an effective way of finding your own personal yoga program.
You´ll find great advice in the articles over time. It can be easy yoga exercises you can do for a certain problem you have. Yoga is such great tool to use to feel better!
Helen Kåselöv is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist and the founder of Healing from within with yoga & food (former Yoga for Endometriosis & Pelvic pain). Helen has a history of severe endometriosis and is today helping women with endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids and other pelvic pain online, with yoga, nutrition and other lifestyle changes. Using yoga both as a tool in different kinds of healing programs, pain management, yoga has become the foundation in her work. “Yoga can help you in so many ways: Physically, mentally, spiritually and as a personal development tool.”