Shilajit is a superfood that has long been recognized by Ayurvedic physicians and yogis to strengthen, balance and enhance the body and its functions. Science is finally beginning to confirm many of its powerful adaptogenic and restorative properties.
5 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR YOGA PRACTICE WITH SHILAJIT.
1️⃣ INCREASES ENERGY AND STAMINA
The amount of energy our bodies can create depends on how many necessary nutrients reach the inside of our cells. Because shilajit enhances the absorption and bioavailability of energy-essential nutrients, it enhances physical performance and the sense of being energized. It’s no wonder it’s traditional nicknames include ‘conqueror of mountains’ and ‘destroyer of weakness’.
2️⃣ STRENGTHENS AND REPAIRS BONES, MUSCLES AND TISSUES
Traditional medicine has seen shilajit used both topically and internally to help heal injuries, dislocations, bone fractures, and inflammatory conditions. Studies have shown it to accelerate the healing process, and the progression of osteoporosis can be slowed with the help of shilajit. Due to its collagen-boosting properties, shilajit can also maintain healthy joints with age.
3️⃣ PROMOTES BLOOD SUGAR BALANCING
Blood sugar balance is best achieved and maintained with a healthy diet and exercise. Blood sugar highs and lows can affect your yoga practice and your daily life. High or prolonged stress levels can also cause high blood sugar levels as the body prepares for a fight-or-flight response. Yoga can help to reduce stress and cortisol levels and therefore blood sugar levels, and taking shilajit before your yoga practice will augment these benefits.
4️⃣ ENHANCES DETOXIFICATION PATHWAYS
The humic acids and fulvic acids found in shilajit are largely responsible for its ability to enhance detoxification. Just as these acids transport nutrients into the cells more effectively, they also transport cellular waste, toxins and heavy metals out the cells effectively.
5️⃣ REDUCES STRESS
Shilajit is an adaptogen or a tonic, helping to balance the body’s levels and functions, enhancing the body’s ability to respond to stress in a healthy way.