The traditional physical and mental regulation and exercise which originated in India is known as Yoga Therapy. The word has its origins in the languages of Sanskrit and Pali. It is generally linked with the meditative traditions in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
In Hindu philosophy, it also refers to one among the six orthodox schools and the objective of the practices of this particular school of Hindu philosophy. According to teachings of Jainism, this method can be summarized as the potpourri of all mental, verbal and physical activities.
The benefits of this method are immense and abundant. However for proper results, one needs to practice it regularly, and the combination in which you observe it. For example, one can practice just yogasana (physical exercise) or can also merge it with pranayam, scientific relaxation or meditation. The effect boosts up when you blend yogasana with meditation, relaxation and prananyama.
Surveys and experiments conducted by laboratories show that Yoga generates the ‘relaxation response’. In physiological terms Relaxation Response is when there is a dramatic drop in the rate of breathing and in the oxygen inhalation, a decline in heart rate, a diminish in the blood pressure in the yoga practitioners whose rates had been more than regular, and also the creation of Alpha waves inside he brain which are related to mental relaxation.
There are innumerous benefits that it can bestow, provided one practices habitually. Flexibility and strength ranks the highest. Postures practiced in this method increase the elasticity and strength of muscles and ligaments. Joints are also strained to reach their full potential of movement.
Better stance and appearance is another major benefit of this method. Your body will be transformed to acquire postures which are pleasing to the eye. Fine toned muscles, clear eyes, and bright and shining complexion enhances the appearance of an individual.
All these qualities along with great carriage of body and refined movement portray a picture of elegance. It allows you to breathe effortlessly and effectively. It strengthens the diaphragm and helps to cultivate deep and open breathing procedure. If you have problems with you sleep, yoga therapy is an excellent medicine. It helps in obtaining a sound sleep thus energizing the body as well as the mind.
It also increases a person’s concentration level. It will help you to keep your mind calm and composed, thus gaining higher concentration of work. Coping up with stress is made easier by yoga. The favorable improvements in your body and the tranquility that come with yoga therapy make you tougher. This will enable you to face crisis without any stress. Sports professionals will be highly benefited by practicing yoga. It helps in lubricating joints and relaxing muscles, correcting muscle imbalance, balancing lower body strength etc.
Many health related problems of our body can be treated by yoga; like Nasal Allergy, and Heart Diseases, initial stages of Cataract and Glaucoma, Diabetes, and Arthritis, Low Back pain, Cancer and many more.
Today, the method is practiced by thousands of people in the United States of America.