Yoga For Humanity
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Yoga’s regulated rhythmic breathing strengthens the core diaphragmatic muscles, improves cognitive functions, increases the pain threshold, and improves mood-related problems. It is overall well proven that yoga can provide a healthy and fruitful life in all aspects.
Physical and mental therapy is one of yoga’s most important achievements. What makes it so powerful and effective is the fact that it works on the holistic principles of harmony and unification. Yoga has succeeded as an alternative form of therapy in conditions like obesity, asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, arthritis, digestive disorders, and other ailments of a chronic and constitutional nature, where modern science has not. Yoga therapy has been successful because of the balance created in the nervous and endocrine system which directly influences all the other systems and organs of the body.
Heal the Body Mind and Soul
According to Yoga literature, which has been well validated by science too, all lifestyle diseases are primarily rooted in the mind which in turn affects one’s energy and manifests in the body as symptoms of illness. Therefore, the healing process also needs to start from the mind itself and here yoga comes with a perfect solution for your Heath issues as it works not only on your mind but also on your energy and physical planes.
Yogic breathing is a technique wherein we use our abdomen, chest, and shoulders systematically. Expand your abdomen, chest, and shoulder systematically while you inhale, and relax your shoulders, chest, and abdomen while you exhale. This helps to make your breath slow, deep, calm, and controlled while rhythmic.
This is a combination of 12 steps with alternative forward and backward stretching. When practiced slowly with awareness, it helps to maintain balance in the hormonal and nervous system and brings harmony in the body.
These are postures that involve stretching and maintaining it for a while. It helps to give movement to the muscles in our body; thereby aiding in providing nutrition even to the minor set of muscles in the body. It is always better to include a variety of asanas, rather than practicing the same set of asanas daily. Asanas were never intended to be practiced rapidly or to conflict with the body. As traditional texts explain Yoga Asanas are about being in a state of stability and comfort.
‘Pranayama’ is the systemic breathing methodology in Yoga to change the arrhythmic inhalations and exhalations into rhythmic, slow, and steady. It helps to purify energy channels and to bring harmony to the physiological functions in the body. ‘Pranas’ are the Yogic concepts for the vital energy in the body and its rhythmic and harmonious flow is very crucial in keeping our body healthy and disease free.
There is scientific evidence that shows that Yoga Nidra and other meditation techniques have an impact on your health by neutralizing your emotional behaviors and stress. Regular practice of Yogic meditative techniques helps to calm down your mind and helps to make intelligent choices in deciding your lifestyle.
Integrated Yoga Therapy
In the treatment of psychosomatic ailments, it is mandatory to work on the body and mind to bring about a complete cure. In integrated Yoga therapy, various Yoga modalities are used to treat psychosomatic diseases.
For the physical body:
Kriyas (Neti, Dhouthi, Nouli), sithilikarana vyayama, cultural and relaxative asanas.
For the mind:
Breathing exercises, pranayama, kriyas, Bendhas and Mudras, Dharana, Dhanya, Yoga Nidra.