Monday, May 31, 2021




There are two types of benefits of yoga. One is preventive and another is curative. Yoga therapy helps to carry natural regulation and controls to the neurohormones and metabolism in the body. Improving endocrine metabolism while providing a precautionary shelter. The Yogic exercises rinse the body, mind and soul by venting toxins from the body.

Regular practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation can help such diverse ailments such as digestive disorders, arthritis, arteriosclerosis, chronic fatigue, asthma, varicose veins and heart conditions. Laboratory tests have proved that yogi’s increased abilities of consciously controlling autonomic or involuntary functions, such as temperature, heartbeat and blood pressure.

Research into the effects of yogic practices on HIV is currently underway with promising results. 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 levels.

Clinical Studies have clearly demonstrated the therapeutic potentials of yogic practices in treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as Bronchitis and asthma. Similar effects have brought out on the therapeutic potentials of Yoga for the treatment of diabetes, low back pain and stress related psychosomatic disorders. Currently research is in progress at DIPAS with regards to the Coronary Artery Disease regression by lifestyle intervention which includes Raja Yoga meditation low fat high fiber diet and aerobic exercise and the results are quite encouraging in terms of the risk management

Monday, November 23, 2020



                          MENTAL HEALTH AND YOGA

Yoga is effective in the management of disorders / indications like Amoebiasis, Anxiety, Neurosis, Depression Systematic research with proper controls has been carried out in India and other countries to evaluate the prophylactic, promotive and curative potentials of Yoga. In India reputed institutions such as Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Vivekananda Yoga Kendra (VYK) and Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla have conducted extensive research using physiological and clinical variables.

Earlier research at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have focused on physiological potentials of Yogis who developed extraordinary power of staying in the airtight compartment or underground by lowering the metabolism as well as slowing down their heart rate under voluntary control. These studies indicated that long term yogic practice help develop voluntary control over the autonomic nervous system.
Studies conducted revealed that six months of yogic practice leads to enhancement of parasympathetic activities, provides stability of autonomic balance during stress, produces a relative hyper metabolic state, improves thermoregulation efficiency, body flexibility, physical efficiency at submaximal level of work, improves adaptability to environmental stress and cognitive functions such as concentration, memory, learning, efficiency and vigilance.
Therapeutic potentials of selected yogic practices in the control and management of essential hypertension and the underlying physiological mechanism were also demonstrated.
Clinical Yoga asana and breath techniques are helpful in improving symptoms of depression and anxiety in patients with major depressive disorder. In recent studies shows in the Journal of Psychiatric practice the evidence for the usefulness and effects of yoga.
An article 2019 published in the British Journal of Psychiatry examines the evidence base for the use of yoga as a therapeutic intervention in psychiatric disorder and yoga also helps in improving symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts as well as improving negative symptoms, quality of life and social cognition in individuals with schizophrenia.
It says than an ‘ emerging evidence base’ points to beneficial biomarkers change as a result of yoga, including enhancement of GABA neurotransmission and increased serotonin levels in the brain.
Yoga for psychiatric disorder’ From fad to evidence-based intervention? The British Journal of Psychiatry 1.3 doi:10.1192/bjp 2019.249
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