Yoga Meaning

  • Yoga – To Unite
         Unite what ?
  • Unite your inner soul with the Universe
  • Unite your mind and soul
  • Unite your prana (breathe) with consciousness

Why Yoga ?

  • In the modern world there is no scope for seeing inside. People are behind      goals or targets or wants or wishes and becomes more greedy.
  • Mind is behind the possessions, material gains.
  • Hence lot of stress, anxiety, enmity, hatred each other.
  • Yoga helps one to control, helps to attain peace, helps to know about      self, helps to know the universe.



Yoga is not simple postures or Asanas

People understand Yoga as some physical postures. Yoga is not an exercise simply.It is a way of life. It is a complete solution for physical and mental complications. We are Physical and spiritual body and made up of cells, nuclei, vibrations.Yoga teaches about this vibration energies

Ashtanga Yoga The eight steps Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga developed by Sage Patanjali is one of the branch of Yoga to attain self realisation.
1. Yama
2. Niyama
3. Asana
4. Pranayama
5. Prathyahara
6. Dharana
7. Dhyana
8. Samadhi

The practice of Ashtanga Yoga

  • Practicing the rules of Yama and Niyama make the body pure
  • With Asanas attain control over body
  • With Pranayama attain control over breathe
  • With Prathyahara attain control over senses
  • With Dharana clear the Target
  • With Dhyana attain concentration
  • Samadhi is about attaining the unity.

Relevance of Yoga Postures or Asanas in Controlling diseases

  • Asanas help to clear the paths of energy flows in the body
  • It improves the air flow in body (Respiratory system)
  • It improves the blood circulation (Cardiac Functions)
  • It boosts the elimination of metabolical wastes (carbon dioxide, urine, feces, etc.)
  • It eliminates the waste energies produced by our mind or thought process.

Heart Diseases and Yoga

Precautions

  • It is important to consult your doctor if there is any issue with your heart. This will help the doctor to plan the yoga practices particular for you.
  • Practice should be strictly under expert guidance.

Pranayama

Cautious breathing of air and control over the breaths. It is the controlling technique of the vital energy, Prana

  • Remove the negative energy, toxins from our body and gives positive energy.
  • Pranayama improves the blood circulation, which is very important for the heart to pump properly.
  • Pranayama calms the mind.
  • Cures anxiety and depression.
  • Pranayama releases the stress.
  • Removes the artery blockages.

The Yogic Practices for Heart Diseases

Pranayama
1. Anulom Vilom Or Nadi shudhi (alternate nostril breathing)
2. Brahmari Pranayama
Asanas Or Postures
1. Utthanapadasana
2. Pavanamukthasana
3. Savasana


Breathing through nostrils

  • Studies shows that breathing through the nose leads to a 10-15% higher oxigenation of the blood. You get more oxygen in your blood by breathing through your nose. This happens from a physiological response from Nitric Oxide which is formed in the sinuses of human beings. This discovery was made in 1998 by 3 American researchers who won the Nobel Prize for medicine for this discovery. Prior to this discovery, Nitric Oxide was a gas that was originally viewed as an environmental pollutant. But research has shown this is an important function done naturally and organically by the body.
  • Nitric Oxide is a blood vessel dilator. When Nitric Oxide follows the air on the inhalation thru the nose, the alveoli are expanded and a greater amount of blood can pass through the blood vessels.

Nitric Oxide is also involved in the function of the nervous system. It also helps maintain, repair and defend every cell in the body.

The positive effects of Nitric Oxide include:

  • Blood Circulation (High Blood Pressure)
  • Helps Reduce Pain
  • Helps With Weight Loss
  • Increases Energy
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Improves Digestion
  • Improve the Immune System
  • Aides in the Prevention Of Cancer
  • Helps The Brain

Asanas or Postures useful in Diabetes

  • Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation)
  • Dhanurasana (bow posture)
  • Ardhamatsyendrasana (half spinal twist)
  • Pavanmukthasana (leaving full breath)
  • Vajrasana Yoga Mudra
  • Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Matsyasana
  • Due to various twists, stretches and strains in the body, the internal organs are stretched and subjected to strain. This increases the blood supply, oxygen supply to the organs and increasing the efficiency and functioning of the organ. Stretching various glands result in increased efficiency of the endocrine system.
  • These Asanas have positive effect on pancreas and also insulin functioning.
  • But to get this result, one needs to maintain the asana for longer duration while relaxing the muscles.

Diabetes Management through Yoga

  • Type 1 or Pancreatic Diabetes is difficult to treat with Yoga, but have results in long time.
  • Type 2 Gestational Diabetes which is caused by lifestyle and stress related issues can be easily treated with the practice of Yoga.

Pranayamas useful In Diabtetes

  • Nadisudhi (Anulom Vilom)/ Alternative nostril breathing
  • Bhramari Pranayama
  • Bhasrika Pranayama

Bhasrika Pranayama is revitalizing Pranayama, which increases oxygen levels and reduces carbon dioxide levels in the blood. In bhasrika Pranayama, the abdominal muscles and diaphragm are used which puts pressure on the internal organs. But before practicing these Pranayama, one must learn and practice deep breathing, fast breathing, alternate nostril breathing, Bandhas (Jalandhar bandha or chin lock, moola bandha and Uddiyan bandha or abdominal lock) from expert Guru or Master.

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