"|| Yogena cittasaya padena vacam
Malam sarirasya cha vaidyakena
Yo pakarotm pravaram muninam
Patanjalim pranjalitana tosmi ||"
"Yoga is part of Ayurveda….and Ayurveda is part of Yoga"
Yoga is an ancient philosophy from India which is explained in many spiritual texts such as the Jnaneshwari and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. Yoga is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘union’ implying ‘Union with the All-pervading Consciousness’. Patanjali describes six paths to Yoga and Hatha Yoga – the technique of physical postures to correct imbalances – is just one of them; however this is what Yoga has often come to mean in the minds of many.
Although thousands of years old, Yoga philosophy is still relevant today.
Inside each of us are the same intrinsic qualities which, when developed, bring a human being to a higher state of awareness. The direct experience of Yoga gives us an actual connection and therefore a tangible enlightened understanding of the meaning of our lives and an inner light to guide our own development.
How can Yoga help treat disease
The different yogic practices like asanas, pranayamas give good effect to all the systems of the body so that these systems can work well but if the person does not practice regularly, he/she can easily become ill. even in such case, these practices can be used to cure several diseases.
Asanas help to improve the digestive system and the blood circulation of the body. The fucntioning of lungs gets increased because body can get more oxygen from outside and removes more carbondioxide.
Cholestrol becomes less and blood is purified. Blood vessels will carry optimal amount of blood and as a result, we get healthy body that will emit a natural glow from within and externally.
Pranayams have a direct effect on the respiratory system, with these breathing exercises, lungs will function at the full capacity and also the tidal air capacity increases.
The muscles and the diaphragm becomes stronger, The hormonal and enzyme secretion becomes normalised, as a result, immune system functions more effectively.
One of the best effects of pranayama on the body is on nervous system, In this way we see our body, mind and senses become free from all diseases.
The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, headaches, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Yoga can also reduce insomnia and lower blood pressure.
Other physical benefits of yoga include:
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Improved respiration, energy, and vitality
- Cardio and Circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- Weight reduction
- Protection from injury
Aside from the physical benefits, one of the benefits of yoga is how it helps manage stress, which is known to have devastating effects on the body and mind. Stress can reveal itself in many ways, including sleeping problems, back or neck pain, headaches, drug abuse, and an inability to concentrate. Yoga can be highly effective in developing coping skills and reaching a more positive outlook on life.
Incorporation of meditation and breathing in Yoga can help improve mental well-being. Regular yoga practice creates mental clarity and calmness, increases body awareness, relaxes the mind, relieves chronic stress patterns, centres attention, and sharpens concentration. Body- and self-awareness are most beneficial because they can help with early detection of physical problems and allow for preventive action.
Whats is meditation
Meditation can be defined as a set of techniques that are intended to encourage a heightened state of awareness and focused attention. Meditation is also a consciousness-changing technique shown to have many benefits on psychological well-being
Meditation has been practiced in cultures all over the world for thousands of years.
Nearly every religion, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, has a tradition of using meditative practices.
While meditation is often used for religious purposes, many people practice it independently of any religious or spiritual beliefs or practices.
Meditation can also be used as a psychotherapeutic technique.
There are many different types of meditation.
Consciousness is often likened to a stream, shifting and changing smoothly as it passes over the terrain. Meditation is one deliberate means of changing the course of this stream, and in turn, altering how you perceive and respond to the world around you.
Research has shown that meditation can have both physiological and psychological effects. Some positive physiological effects include a lowered state of physical arousal, reduced respiration rate, decreased heart rate, changes in brain wave patterns, and lowered stress.
Some of the other psychological, emotional, and health-related benefits of meditation include:
- Better management of symptoms related to anxiety disorders, depression, sleep disorders, pain issues, and high blood pressure
- Better stress management skills
- Changes in different aspects of attention and mindfulness
- Increased self-awareness
- Improved emotional well-being
- Improved working memory and fluid intelligence
- Improved immunity
- Greater empathy for yourself and others
- Headache relief
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