When talking about health and well-being, Yoga is commonly cited as one of the elements that allows us to support our body and mind. Considering that the technique of Yoga is already ancient, it is interesting to observe that in the 21st century it is more in evidence than ever before.
After all, society is going through a difficult period, full of uncertainties and crises of all kinds. In such a globalized world, the feeling of anxiety and stress ends up spreading quickly. Therefore, human beings tend to be put on an autopilot mode, responding instinctively to certain situations and stimuli.
Living on autopilot ends up putting us in a state of alienation from the world around us, immersing us in thoughts, sensations, memories, and judgments, making us lose sight of what is happening right in front of us.
Being capable of reversing this pattern of repetition of thoughts, memories, and chemical discharges in the brain has a great power to regain your well-being.
While we’ve been aware of yoga’s mental benefits, science has only recently provided us with the tools and research to answer the hows and whys of yoga effects on our brain.
One of neuroscience’s greatest advancements has been in our ability to image the brain and analyze changes which occur both long term and in real time. Neuroimaging techniques have revealed a consistent yoga/meditation practice produces significant changes in both brain shape and connectivity.
In the conception of the Kaiut Yoga Method, each yoga position is designed to be a system of levers that act biomechanically, stimulating a connection between the brain and each part of the body.
Jointfulness is the state of presence obtained through one or more joint stimuli. Thus, when a yoga pose – when done safely and steadily – positively causes stress to a joint, that results in a reconnection between that area and the brain.
Therefore, the Kaiut Method values so much safety in stimuli. Even if the practitioner is not physically able to perform a certain movement, it needs to be induced to reconstruct this route neurologically, even if it is from the visualization and imagination of this movement.
This is jointfulness. Safe and constant joint stimuli recreating our ancestral body potential. Without safety, there is no state of presence, there is no jointfulness.
Keywords: Yoga; Mindfulness; Jointfulness; Kaiut Yoga Method.