from the Sanskrit word ‘’yuj’’, yoga is not just a physical exercise where the
body is twisted, stretched with controlled breathing. These are a few
superficial aspects of a very deep and profound practice that actually unfolds
the limitless potential of the mind, body, and soul.
is the real secret to better health and greater happiness”, Sri Sri Ravi
regular practice of yoga has brought about not only a remarkable lifestyle and
behavioral changes. There have been many cases wherein people with chronic
diseases have experienced positive relief through yoga.
look at some of the chronic diseases where yoga has proved to be beneficial.
part of cancer is not the symptoms of the disease but the debilitating fatigue
and the traumatic side effects of the treatment. Be it scar tissue or nausea
poses work wonders for cancer patients who find it uncomfortable to follow a
regular exercise regime and prefer the ideal, balanced ‘’whole body’’ gentler
form of exercise.
- The deep relaxing breathing
increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the tired cells that need vital
nutrients and this helps in flushing out toxins accumulated during the
- Yoga asanas enhance the
internal purification process by increasing the blood flow, balancing the
glands and improving the lymphatic flow in the body.
- The asanas stimulate the
muscles and increase their strength. Post-surgery, yoga helps in restoring
motion and flexibility of the body.
- Stress diminishes the body’s
immune system. Yoga helps cancer patients dissipate tension and anxiety,
thus increasing their chances of recovery.
- Yoga serves as an internal
anchor and provides a great sense of calmness and well-being to patients.
review of yoga and cardiovascular disease’’ published in the European Journal
of Preventive Cardiology, indicates that yoga helps lower heart diseases as
much as brisk walking does.
- Dr Gloria Yeh, an associate
professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School, explains that yoga
involves breathing, meditation and physical exercise. All these elements
that positively affect the cardiovascular risk factors individually, when
used in a combined way show remarkable results.
- Practising Yoga makes the
muscles sensitive to insulin which is important for controlling sugar in
- Breathing helps lower the
blood pressure and calms down the nervous system as constant stress wreaks
havoc on the cardiovascular system.
- Inflammation is the body’s
way of reacting to injury, harmful situations or stress and is at the base
of all pathologies including heart diseases. Yoga helps reduce
helps in decreasing or preventing the damage to the kidneys thereby improving
the overall health of this vital organ.
- Practicing pranayama and
kriyas often acts as cleansing techniques, keeps all the internal organs
healthy and improve the overall function of the kidneys.
- Asanas like gentle twists
and backbends massage and contract the kidneys helping them to function
- As mentioned earlier yoga
helps reduce blood pressure and this is also beneficial in chronic kidney
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