2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part W
Physiological approach of Asanas in Ayurveda
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Aparna Singh and Dr. Lowkesh Chandravanshi
Asana occupies first place in hath yoga while it is third in Patanjali’s Ashtang Yoga Sutra. The Asana in Yoga, traditionally means a “sitting condition” or position of the body which contributes to the steadiness of the body and mind as well as well- being of an individual. Asanas are the modified part of the three basic human postures i.e. standing, sitting or lying posture. The practical implication of Asanas practice to change the stress response is different in different traditions. The yoga practice that focuses only on physical remedies is limited, for it deals only with physiology and not psychology. Similarly a practice that is formed around moral percepts and exhortations to change one’s lifestyle has distinct limitations, for behavior modification is not simple. This paper deals with physiological approach of Asanas and also focuses on the recent research work done which indicate the benefits of Asanas on relieving stress and achieving good health.
Pages: 1225-1227 | 620 Views 6 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Aparna Singh, Dr. Lowkesh Chandravanshi. Physiological approach of Asanas in Ayurveda. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1225-1227.