Yoga and meditation for your health, CNA Valentina Boonstra, Yoga, Val Boonstra

Did you know there is something you can do every day which will  improve your brain’s ability to retain information? It’s true. No appointment needed. It’s yoga. Many aspects of yoga have been proven to increase brain function and memory. Yoga stretches your body, it helps you to breathe properly and it gets you in tune with your body. And then there is another that can help center and ground you. In fact, Anderson Cooper did a special report on it recently. It is called Meditation.

Meditation is one aspect of yoga that has been proven to increase the white matter of the brain. White matter is the stuff memories are maid of. There is no real secret to meditating. It’s all about quieting the mind. You see, when the mind quiets down from the external stimulation and monkey chatter, the brain can function on a deeper and completely different level. The connections within the brain are honed and refined and the body is able to tap into its’ own ability to heal itself.

Another aspect of yoga which can ‘exercise’ the internal connections of the body and the mind are asanas. Asanas are the physical poses of yoga. And, while seeming to be an outer physical experience, each asana in yoga is actually addressing a deeper, internal issue or aspect of life. There is a saying in yoga, “What happens on the yoga mat is a direct reflection of what happens off the yoga mat, in our day to day lives.”

Valentina BoonstraMassage therapy Palm Bay, massage therapy Melbourne, Senior Care Palm Bay, Senior exercise Palm Bay, Senior exercise Melbourne,

About Brevard Massage

I have been a personal trainer and massage therapist for many years now. My specialty is getting people moving again. I have learned through the years that preventing injuries is as important as relieving pain after an injury. To that end, I have also learned Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Pilates.