Winter is well on its way, and usually, with the cold season, our bodies go through a shift. The days are shorter, there's less sun, and all we want to do is stay cuddled up on the couch under a blanket. In other words, we're not our sunkissed selves during these cooler seasons. But winter doesn't have to affect you in this way. By adopting a fully regenerative wellness routine, you start your day feeling fulfilled and ready to take the tasks ahead.
Now, you may have read about the importance of yoga before, and if you have, there's a good reason why. Yoga is a great addition to any morning routine as it will not only awaken your body but will foster harmony and connection to your body, mind, and environment. In other words, yoga is a complete practice of the physical, mental, and spiritual self.
While yoga helps connect the body and mind, meditation can bring the body into a deep state of relaxation and tranquility. During meditation, you eliminate the busyness in your mind and reduce stress. If you combine these two practices, incorporating them into your morning routine, it'll change your life in the best way possible. But there's one more thing to add to your morning routine to give you the extra lift you need to take on the day, and that's red light therapy.
The Perfect Trio: Yoga, Meditation, and Red Light Therapy
While red light therapy is full of benefits, including collagen production, decreasing inflammation, and reducing chronic pain, many users incorporate red light therapy into their morning routines for exposure to natural light during the winter months. In turn, it helps sync sleep cycles, reduce symptoms of depression and seasonal affective disorder (SADs), and boost overall mood and wellbeing.
You may be wondering why red light therapy is effective in treating seasonal affective disorder, and the answer starts from the cellular level. Red and near-infrared wavelengths penetrate through the skin, entering the cells. The wavelengths of light stimulate the cell's energy production, adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is produced within the cell's mitochondria, the cell's powerhouse. The cell's natural healing process is accelerated through this, allowing damaged cells to heal and new cells to be created quickly, giving the body a strong foundation.
In relation to depression, sleep disorders, and seasonal affective disorder, light therapy specifically aids in regulating hormones to reduce symptoms. Cortisol, responsible for waking us up, is regulated, which simultaneously balances melatonin production. Through this regulation of hormones, we improve our sleep cycle, which reduces symptoms of depression and seasonal affective disorder. See how it all works together?
What’s amazing is that through red light therapy, it treats the root problem and not solely the symptoms. As a result, you can help your body heal in various ways, eliminating health issues all at once, rather than one by one.
Before, during, or after your yoga and meditation routine, whichever works best for you, add morning bright light therapy into your routine to gain more positive health benefits. With ten minutes of red light therapy treatment in the morning, you’ll notice a huge difference in sleep quality and overall mood and wellbeing.
Luckily, Kaiyan Medical produces MDSAP-certified and FDA-approved light therapy products and devices for your own at-home treatment or even for your patients. We've worked hard to provide solutions for both patients and healthcare practitioners, catering to various needs. Whether you're looking to private label your own light therapy devices or for home use, contact our team, as we would love to help you through your light therapy journey.