provides one of the best means of self-improvement and attaining
one's full potential. In the advanced stages of yoga, superconscious
states are attained which result in a feeling of bliss, deep
peace and the emergence of psychic powers.
was developed and perfected over the centuries by philosophers
and mystics in India. It is basically a method by which we
increase the body's supply of energy and remove any interference
to the transmission of energy throughout the body. Yoga has
specialized in this subject for thousands of years, and streamlined
the methods to attain this aim.
days, yoga classes are being held at most health and wellness
centers across the United States. Along with meditation, it
is probably one of the most popular alternative therapy. Many
physicians, who are skeptical about the efficacy of alternative
medicine, support yoga with a passion. There are many clinical
studies that show the effectiveness of yoga. And the best
part of it is that it is something that can be done in the
comfort of your home. A few breathing exercises recommended
by yoga will go a long way towards better health and relaxation.
for more than 5000 years, yoga is one of the oldest forms
of healing therapy. The amazing results of yoga are now being
studied by scientists all over the world. Teams of doctors
at the various yogic health centers in India, keep detailed
records of patients treated with yoga for diabetes, respiratory
ailments, digestive complaints and obesity. Now it is studied
and accepted across the globe for its many healing and relaxation
works on the mind and the body at the same time, as well as
exploiting their interdependence. No other system does this.
Western psychology studies the mind, western exercise physiology
studies the effect of exercise on the body, but there is no
emphasis on the interrelationship of the mind and the body.
asanas (postures) and breathing deal with the physical body,
but due to their effect on the brain, they also affect the
the wonders of modern science will not bring happiness, peace
of mind, health or a long life. Although wonders have been
achieved in our external environment – space travel, computers,
etc.- our internal environment has been neglected. Thousands
of years ago the ancient yogis turned their minds inwards
and discovered their true nature. This allowed them to work
out a system of body and breathing exercises which results
in vitality, rejuvenation and peace of mind.