2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part Q
Yoga: Curative and preventive therapy
AUTHOR(S): Jaswinder Singh
Yoga is a healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, deep relaxation and meditation, practiced for more than 5,000 years. Yoga is considered a mind-body intervention that is used to reduce the health effects of generalized stress. Yoga acts both as a curative and preventive therapy. According to medical scientists, yoga therapy is successful because of the balance created in the nervous and endocrine systems which directly influences all the other systems and organs of the body. Laboratory tests have proved the yogi’s increased abilities of consciously controlling autonomic or involuntary functions, such as temperature, heartbeat and blood pressure. Regular practice of asanas, pranayama, yoga nidra and meditation, can help such diverse ailments such as: acidity, allergies, anger, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, common cold, constipation, depression, diabetes, headaches, high blood pressure, hypertension, nervous tension, obesity, osteoporosis, slipped disk, stiffness, stress, thyroid problems.
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How to cite this article:
Jaswinder Singh. Yoga: Curative and preventive therapy. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):940-942.