Friday, April 24, 2015

Five Mental and Physical Benefits of Yoga

Yoga used to be thought of as New Age and very far away from the norms of modern life.  But as research has shown, that too much stress can really manifest itself in the physical body.  Yoga is a tried and tested way to relive stress and have the peace of mind to help you deal with the stress in your life. 



Read this article and discuss it with your English teacher http://examinedexistence.com/the-five-mental-and-psychological-benefits-of-yoga/
Key Terms 
carrying the entire world on your shoulders
on the wayside
discharge tension and stress
negative elements
the pink of psychological health
 relaxation, meditation, socialization, and exercise
stress response system
improve respiration
day-to-day tasks
Dharana, otherwise known as the practice of concentration
static noise in your head
Adolescence
psychological disorders diagnosed in teenagers
imperative
 physical postures
 the yogis
anger control, improved resilience, and enhanced mindfulness
enemy combatants
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
nightmares and flashbacks
underlying factors
‘immune
counterattack 
traumatic experiences

Questions 

What are the major benefits of Yoga?
How does Yoga help if you are under a lot of stress?
How does Yoga help the brain?
Which poses help most if someone is under a lot of stress? 
Which poses help to raise resistance to disease? 
Which is better to relieve anxiety, medication, or yoga?
How many months does a person has to do Yoga until you can feel benefits. 
How can yoga protect adolescents from mental illness?
How does Yoga help with PTSD? 
Which kind of Yoga is the best for this disorder?



Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher 



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