Yoga strives to increase self-awareness on both a physical and psychological level. The practitioner will learn to feel every part of their body, externally and internally.
As you continue to develop your awareness you will find that you will heal better and overcome any forms of infections faster.
Self awareness is basically learning to get to know yourself better.
Most people wouldn’t have a clue who they are at the best of times. They constantly rely on others to tell them things and this can be summed up as being externally directed.
The great thing about yoga and building your level of self awareness is that you become internal. Not on a selfish level because that is a negative emotion and negativity is something that the yoga practitioner declares as being no option!
Internal approval is basically respect for ones self. When you respect yourself there is nothing you wouldn’t do that you would be deemed as being bad for you. This is a continuing practice that develops with time. Life is trail and lesson, awareness is an open-minded policy on life.
Awareness is built by learning which can really only be done to it’s fullest potential with open mindedness and enthusiasm. Awareness is knowledge of one’s self and of one’s surroundings.
Practicing yoga can provide chronic pain sufferers with useful tools to actively cope with their pain and help counter feelings of helplessness and depression.