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Effects and benefits of Pranayama

Effects and benefits of Pranayama

“Just as fire burns the impurities of the minerals from the rocks, so also internal impurities are removed by pranayama.” – Brhadyogi-yajnavalkya-smruti “With the accomplishment of the practice of pranayama one perceives effulgent light, becomes omniscient and attains longevity.” – Kumbhaka Padhati From the physiological points of view the effects of pranayama may [...]
Diabetes Complications and Relief through Exercise and Yoga

Diabetes Complications and Relief through Exercise and Yoga

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia (high glucose levels) and glycosuria and occurs because of relative deficiency or diminished effectiveness of insulin – a hormone secreted by Pancrease, which regulates, the carbohydrate metabolism. Diabetes the future epidemic, having three hundred million patients at present throughout the world creating measure challenge towards [...]
Yoga and Holistic Health

Yoga and Holistic Health

Holistic health is a concept where in one looks out for total health. Yogic concept of health is also based on the same holistic approach. Yoga means integration, to join with each other, to become whole, total and complete at all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It is heartening to note that more and more people are now becoming conscious of holistic health. Holistic health [...]
Diet and Yoga Therapy for Cancer

Diet and Yoga Therapy for Cancer

There is a need for emphasizing again & again that health of the individual is mainly dependent or determined by their behaviour, their food and nature of their environment. This is true in each and every disease & also in case of Cancer – which still is a dreaded but less spoken about these days because the menace of AIDS, reoccurrence of T.B. and Terrorism are burning like forest blaze. It [...]
The Healing Power of Mudras

The Healing Power of Mudras

Book Review The Healing Power of Mudras Author – Rajendar Menen 104 pp., Soft cover book, 2005 Price Rs. 80/- ISBN 81-223-0873-2 Published by Pustak Mahal, New Delhi ——————————————————— It is believed that human body is controlled by five elements, viz. air fire, air, water, earth [...]
Relevance of yoga in health

Relevance of yoga in health

Yoga is the science of right living and as such is intended to be incoporated in daily life. It works on all aspects of the person; the physical, vital, mental, emotional, psychological and spritual. INTRODUCTION: Present day life is becoming more mechanical with stressful lifestyle, though there is improvement in the standard of living in social, economical and cultural aspects. As they are having [...]
Basic Practice of Some Pranayamas

Basic Practice of Some Pranayamas

The art and science of pranayama has immense therapeutic potential in a wide range of psychosomatic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension and asthama. It can be used either as a monotherapy or in combination with Asanas and other aspects of Yoga. Pranayama, the science of controlled, conscious expansion of Prana (the life force) is the fourth limb of Classical Yoga. The art and science of pranayama [...]
Naturopathy and yogic management of allergic disorders

Naturopathy and yogic management of allergic disorders

Allergy points towards a state of disturbed harmony which could be due to a wrong style of living, wrong ei habhi etc. and sont s a wrong understanding and thinking too. The word, “allergy “is emanated from H two Greek words – allos which means “other” and ergon means “reaction” – resulting in immune malfunction. It was Dr. Clemens Pirguet, an Austrian [...]
Multidimensional benefits of ‘Jyoti Trataka’

Multidimensional benefits of ‘Jyoti Trataka’

The word Trataka means ‘to look’ or ‘to gaze’. It is last of the shat karmas. It acts as stepping stone between physically oriented practices and mental practices which lead to higher states of awareness. It forms a bridge between Hatha yoga and Raja yoga. Introduction: Hatha yoga is described in the early yoga Upanishads and for the first time it has explained shatkarma. It [...]
Sleep Disorders – natural remedies and yoga

Sleep Disorders – natural remedies and yoga

Naturopathy and yogic techniques work to improve the patient vital force respecting the intelligence of the natural healing process. Sleep disorders can be treated very effectively with these methods. Sleep disorders are amongst the most common clinical problems encountered in medicine including psychiatry. Sleep disorders are mainly of 3 categories. 1. Primary. 2. Secondary – (Related to mental [...]
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