Therapeutic Yoga

Yoga, this word recalls Aasanas (postures), Pranayam (breathing regulation) and Dhayana (Meditation). Yoga has become the most appropriate way to exercise around the globe. There are many people who are practicing Yoga to stay healthy. No doubt Yoga has proven itself as the best tool for the same.

When Yoga can maintain the health and prevent the diseases: why cannot Yoga be therapeutic for certain diseases? Surely it is so. Yoga is therapeutic. There are certain therapeutic values of Yoga. This is not like doing some Aasana/Pranayam/Meditation can cure certain elements but certainly if done under the proper guidance of good physicians it can change the due course of the disease and easily can change the prognosis of a disease from negative to positive. Yoga gives certain therapeutic results in particular conditions and the reasons for the same are as below

Mechanical faults:

Body works on some mechanical principles in certain conditions. For example the joints are the best examples of levers and hinges etc. If there will be certain problems in these parts Yoga can do the changes very easily. The movements of the Yoga are defined and designed in such a way that body moves in a limit and it cannot exceed from the capacity and capability of the body. Where mechanical and manual tractions stretch the body more than its capacity, yoga avoids excess.

In case of Postural deformities- postures can only change and rectify the body postures. This aspect of Yoga Aasanas is useful in case of Joint pains – specially in case of Knee pain where space has reduced or in case of slipped disc where different vertebrae are not aligned properly. Aasanas done properly and under the guidance of a good physician can surely change the curve of the spine and can maintain the space in between the vertebrae.

Problems with nutrition:

Body is a network of millions of channels, you Can understand these channels as blood vessels or even as micro-pores in cell membranes. Secondly all our cells are floating in fluid, inside the body and whenever some pressure is executed on the body by folding/keeping the body in a posture it will surely change the pressure of the fluid inside and outside the cells. So flow will be maximum in this condition, that is the reason most of the Aasanas have some deeper impacts on the different organs and this impact is levied on a deeper level when these Aasanas are being repeated again and again...a complete practice.

Problems with the metabolism/assimilation:

We all know, through our developed science that there is one element in the air we inhale which keep us living and maintains most of the body activities of ours and that is Oxygen. Oxygen is the most important element we need every movement. Our body can live without fats, protein, carbohydrates and minerals for a particular time frame but cannot even live for fractions of seconds without oxygen.

Whether this is Pranayam or the Aasanas, breath control is the primary aspect of the Yoga. The techniques to retain and release breath are designed to supply maximum oxygen to the deeper levels of the body and this has been confirmed by the scientific studies. So in different conditions like- metabolic disorders or some assimilation issues Yoga proves to be of a great therapeutic value.

Yoga for Mental and Psychological Problems:

Body and mind cannot be dissected in any condition. Yes these can be retuned and reunited to work in a harmony. This is possible with Yoga alone, because Yoga is a science of reunion and teaches us to bring the things together. Meditation is a tool of great use which has proven its success with everybody. Whether these are the chess players or some leading Pop stars or even the most beautiful models-everybody has used this tool of meditation to bring positive changes in the mental stature.

When a healthy person can become healthier with Yoga/Meditation why a diseased one cannot get rid of the problems?

This is the therapeutic use of Yoga, here are some more links for you where you can know more about Yoga and its therapeutic values.