Yoga Therapy - Benefits of Yoga Therapy For Health  

by Franchis Adam


The most important benefit of yoga is physical and mental therapy. The aging process, which is largely an artificial condition, caused mainly by autointoxication or self-poisoning, can be slowed down by practicing yoga. By keeping the body clean, flexible and well lubricated, we can significantly reduce the catabolic process of cell deterioration. To get the maximum benefits of yoga one has to combine the practices of yogasanas, pranayama and meditation.

Yoga can help slow down the aging process. Wonder what the secret to looking young is as you look at famous celebrities like Goldie Hawn, Madonna and Sting, it isn't plastic surgery it is yoga. The aging process is a brought on by autointoxication of our minds and bodies. Get started with yoga to help keep your body clean and improve your flexibility which will keep your joints lubricated and this will slow the catabolic process which is the deterioration of the cells. While yoga will not reverse the aging process it will slow it down.

Practicing yoga on a regular basis can help alleviate the symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, and digestive disorders, arthritis, chronic fatigue, asthma and heart conditions to name a few. This has been scientifically proven with laboratory tests showing that yogis (people that practice yoga) have an increased ability to consciously control their body's involuntary functions such as their body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure. Yoga is very helpful in alleviating pain, especially for people suffering with Sciatica, but it is helpful to know the cause of the problem. Very often the cause of Sciatica is a herniated disc, but this is just one of many conditions, which can cause Sciatica. Spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, nerve root compression, tumors, and bone spurs can also be another cause.

The physiological benefits of yoga include:

* pulse rate * respiratory and blood pressure dysfunctions * it can contribute to stabilizing the nervous system * normalizing gastrointestinal functions and endocrine (hormonal) function * increasing the joint's range of motion

Regular practice of yoga for about 20 minutes a day can yield long lasting benefits. Beauty fitness is possible with yoga - a flexible and agile body. You can rid yourself of abdominal fat and obesity. Eating disorders can also be tackled with suitable Yoga practices. Yoga is not a religion but a simple yet powerful practice that has answers to many modern-days ills. Our section on Yoga will capture some of the essential features of this ancient system. The articles will carry informative capsules on the benefits of yoga and some of the better-known asanas. We will also understand the various yogic systems such as hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga and kundalini yoga."Yoga therapy" utilizes yoga techniques and adapts them to specific musculoskeletal injuries. This way, an individual program is created to maximally benefit each patient's rehab goal.

Yoga provides physical benefits as well - stretching and strengthening the major muscle groups as well as the deeper postural muscles. Flexibility, joint and spinal mobility, proper functioning of internal organs and overall health can all be improved with continued practice. Yoga is an ideal alternative pain management strategy because this mobility helps to alleviate the tension that can cause chronic pain. Trauma treatment centers often find yoga to be very beneficial because of its benefits in chronic pain, as this pain is sometimes caused by trauma. This practice of yoga is one of the most effective alternative pain management strategies available.

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