Yoga was always considered an enlightening path for attaining the spiritual upliftment. But with its widespread acceptance into mainstream healing and restoring therapy, the scenario is changing rapidly. Yoga is now not confined to the particular section of the societal strata containing the monks, people living a holistic life, or pursuing a non-materialistic approach. It is now an integral part of every common individual’s daily fitness regime.
Yoga is fundamentally considered as a preventative or curative approach for an ailment or malfunctioning system. But the healing properties of yoga transcends beyond only prevention and curation. A major part of yoga practitioners begins their practice as a remedial measure to some sort of physical or psychological problems they are facing or some health-conscious ones adopt the style for preventative purpose. But YOGA is – “Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent”. One must constantly pursue the higher upliftment of yogic practice to go beyond the concept of prevention and curation and attain the rehabilitation– a new restored and rejuvenated life!
Rehabilitation consists of different types such as, first- Physical, second- Psychological, third- Social. Yoga helps to return to a healthy life by helping in treating physical disorders such as cardiovascular diseases, stroke, Parkinson’s syndrome, muscular dystrophy, joint pain, and many more. In psychological rehabilitation, yoga helps to deal with posttraumatic stress, maintain the mental equilibrium and restore psychological functioning. As far as the social area is concerned yoga helps the people dealing with societal disadvantages, struggling with substance abuse, minors in remand homes, elders in old age homes, and the ones struggling with their addiction in rehab centers. A rehabilitation mainly consists of stages- rest and protect, recover your motion, recover your strength, and recover your functionality.
There are millions of people who get to suffer from chronic pain for years without any respite. Exercising with the help of yoga can go a long way in alleviating the symptoms causing the quality of life to improve drastically as well.
‘Bad digestion is the root of all evil’, -a famous saying by Hippocrates. According to Ayurveda also, the cause of all the diseases lies in the poor digestion. A robust metabolism can help you to have all the energy you need and make sure that you have proper nutrition at all times. This is something that you can achieve through the practice of various yoga poses to boost metabolism. There are many asanas and kriyas that helps to boost your metabolism and get you in shape like Ustrasana, Pawanmuktasana, Dhanurasana, Halasana. By regular practice of yoga positions like Sulabha tadagi mudra, all the diseases of the stomach are completely cured. Learn more about all these asanas here.
There are specific yoga asanas that improve your cardiovascular health. Yoga has an effective way of dealing with stress and thus, heals the heart. Yoga lowers the blood pressure, increases blood circulation, lowers the bad cholesterol levels, increases lung capacity leading to increased oxygen levels in the body, improves heart rate. Various yoga postures like tadasana, Vrikshasana, trikonasana, Utkatasana, Ardha mastyendrasana, Shavasana, Dandasana are performed for stimulating good heart rate and cardiovascular strength.
Due to changed lifestyle, bad eating and sleeping habits and deteriorating quality of food and environment cause misfunctioning of hormone-producing glands causing hormonal imbalance. There is a rapid increase in cases of hormone-related diseases like diabetes, thyroid, PCOD, and many more. Yoga reduces the stress hormones in the body and thus overall improves your heart and mental health. It regulates the functioning of the endocrine gland and thus helps in proper digestion and body growth. It regulates the menstrual cycle and thus deals with infertility.
Stress free life
Mental health is as important as physical health. Lifestyle stress, increasing competition and habit of always comparing your life with other’s, unsatisfactory urges drags you to negative thoughts and speculations. All these negative vibes lead to depression. Yoga calms your mind and gives you a chance to reconnect with your inner-self. This counseling and reconnecting with your own spirit provides you the insights about how to deal with the depressing tendencies.