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  1. 1. Introduction of Physical Education and Yoga ascurricular subject at college Level Dr Shashikant S K MBBS,MD (Yoga) Spandana Holistic Health Center Yogamaarg Foundation
  2. 2. Why We Should Recommend Yoga for College Students? 1/23/2013 2
  3. 3. Eight Limbs of Classical Yoga. • Yama: social restraints or ethical values; • Niyama: personal observance of purity, tolerance, and study; • Asana: or physical exercises; • Pranayama: breath control or regulation; • Pratyahara: sense withdrawal in preparation for meditation (contemplation); • Dharana: concentration; • Dhyana: meditation; and • Samadhi: ecstasy.
  4. 4. Existance of 5 Sheaths1/23/2013 4
  5. 5. Autonomic NS• Sympathetic NS• Parasympathetic NS
  6. 6. The Story of the Cave Man and the Saber-toothed Tiger 1/23/2013
  7. 7. Fight1/23/2013
  8. 8. Or flight1/23/2013
  9. 9. Relationship Between Stressand Health and Performance
  10. 10. Student Stresses Social Pressures Parent Academic Conflict competition Lack of Privacy Choice of Major COLLEGE STUDENTS Illness and Sexual Pressure Injury Social Love, Marriage Alienation Decisions Money Troubles1/23/2013 10
  11. 11. I AM OK Aggressive Assertive YOU YOU ARE ARE OK NOT OKSubmissive 11 I AM NOT
  12. 12. Relaxation Response• Herbert Benson, MD• founding President of the Mind/Body Medical Institute• Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  13. 13. Functional Mapping of Meditation• Meditation is a conscious mental process that induces a set of integrated physiologic changes termed the “relaxation response” by Herbert Benson.• Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) was used to identify and characterize the brain regions that are active during a simple form of meditation.
  14. 14. Decrease in Beta-wave activity after meditation
  15. 15. Benefits of Yoga• Stable autonomic nervous system equilibrium• Pulse rate decreases• Respiratory rate decreases• Blood pressure decreases• EEG: alpha wave increase ( theta, delta and beta waves also increase during various stages of meditation
  16. 16. Benefits of Yoga• EMG activity decreases• Cardiovascular efficiency increases• Respiratory volume and vital capacity increases• Gastrointestinal function normalizes• Endocrine function normalizes• Excretory functions improve• Musculoskeletal flexibility and joint range of motion increase
  17. 17. Benefits of Yoga• Posture improves• Strength and resiliency increase• Endurance increases• Energy levels increase• Weight normalizes• Sleep improves• Immune function normalizes• Pain decreases
  18. 18. Health Conditions in which Yoga may help heal or treat• Arthritis • PMS and• Allergies Menstrual• Asthma Discomfort• Hypertension • Menopause• Coronary Artery • Pain of the Back, Disease Hips, Knees• Irritable Bowel • Depression & Syndrome Anxiety• Heartburn (GERD) • Substance Abuse• Constipation • Skin Disorders• Tension Headaches and • Chronic Fatigue Migraines Syndrome • Overweight • Sleep Problems
  19. 19. 1/23/2013 20
  20. 20. Any Questions ??1/23/2013 21
  21. 21. Thank You1/23/2013 22
  22. 22. Contact Us For• Psychological Counseling• Student Counseling• Suicide Prevention Counseling• Physician Consultation• Yogic Consultation and Yoga Therapy Capsules• Stress management workshops and Seminars• Rehabilitation Consultation• Nicotine and Alcohol De addiction• Any Super specialty Consultation like Orthopedics, Gynecology and Obstetrics,Medicine,Surgery,Oncology Pediatrics, geriatrics……….lot many Other Specialties1/23/2013 23
  23. 23. Yogamaarg Foundation Yes yogamaarg foundation has come up with the thoughts of combining best of Modern Medicine and the best of Complementary and alternate medicine to give a new dimension to the treatment and prevention of most of the Diseases of the Modern World . Support this idea Visit and Vote the Team of doctors by logging on to www.yogamaarg.com1/23/2013 24
  24. 24. God Bless You AllContact for Such Workshops/Seminars in your schools and Colleges across India.Dr